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Work experience in the Department for Education

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The time is coming for myself and others to discover where our futures can take us, which can be an extremely overwhelming feeling! The pressure to have a clear career plan at such an early age is something I found difficult throughout secondary school. However, with help from the Department for Education, these decisions were less daunting than I thought.

What I learnt leading empowered teams at scale in Teacher Services

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Teacher Services is one of DfE’s largest digital portfolios. We have long-lived service teams that are empowered to decide how to achieve their objectives. We’ve grown quickly and have been changing how we work together as we scale. We’re moving from building great services as individual teams, to making decisions about the journey for teachers across their careers.

Podcast – Think digital, act human: the interview panel’s perspective

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Ever been to an interview and wanted to know what the panel was thinking? In this episode, Nettie Williams, Head of Community and Communications gives the unique perspective of a panel member and what they're looking for. If you have an interview coming up, this episode's for you.

10 tips for doing hybrid meet-ups well

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Post-pandemic, we're working more flexibly from both the office and home. Hybrid meetings are the new way forward, with people attending online and in person. Here Alex Rippon, Digital Communities of Practice Manager, shares her 10 top tips on how to make hybrid meetings a success.