October is Black History Month in the UK. While recognising and celebrating the past, we’re also looking forward. Co-mentoring is part of a broader support and intervention package designed to promote equity, equality, and encourage mutually beneficial mentoring relationships.
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As part of DWP’s family, BPDTS creates secure and intuitive digital services to meet the needs of millions of people. Our vision is to take a truly people-centric approach to delivering digital solutions. We achieve this by developing talented, innovative people, who are empowered to deliver transformational results.
We’re a new digital technology company which has been set up to provide specialist digital technology services to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The services we provide together are transforming digital experiences of millions of people as they look for work, deal with illness or disability, support children after separation, or plan for retirement.
Smarter working practices help people perform at their best, be more productive, and generally, be happier. Working from home for much of the year opened many people’s eyes to the advantages of smarter working. Here are some of the ways BPDTS colleagues are utilising flexible working policies to improve their work-life balance. Many colleagues are converting time they might have spent on trains and motorways into activities to support their wellbeing, family, health, and even the NHS.
Tristan Thorpe, Lead IT Service Manager at BPDTS elected as a new itSMF UK board member. Tristan’s experience in both private and commercial settings will allow him to fully represent the interest of organisations in itSMF UK’s Corporate and Enterprise membership bracket.
Content designers and user researchers are always on the lookout for potential usability pitfalls. User research unlocks insight that can steer a design team to success. In our interview, we learn why Paul Welsh, BPDTS User Researcher, puts user research at the heart of design.
Adam Nibloe joined BPDTS as an Associate Engineer in the Unified Communications team. Discover how in less than a year, he's evolved into an exceptional Infrastructure Engineer, adding quality work outputs and value to the organisation. Learn more about Adam's journey.
The collision of our personal and professional lives is likely a trend that's here to stay for some time. In our post, we share some of the ways BPDTS colleagues are managing the new normal's meeting madness.
For working parents to continue to look after their families wellbeing, and stay as productive at work as they can do, they may need help and support from their broader company. BPDTS’s Smarter Working approach is designed to empower people to decide when and how best to work to meet personal and professional goals.
As a core part of BPDTS's organisational culture, we’re creating an environment where learning is key to everything we do – where time spent working equals time spent learning. The BPDTS Product Talks provide an opportunity for people to learn as part of their continued personal development. In the latest Product Talk, we heard Lou Downe, former Director of Design and Service Standards for the UK Government (GDS), speak about service literacy. Keep reading to learn why good services are verbs, not nouns.
An unusual spin on a job share allows Nigel Sutton and Colin Hutchinson to extend their professional lives while ensuring critical corporate knowledge and skills are retained. Learn what factors help make their job share successful.
Charlie Marsh works in end-user computing, supporting the needs of thousands of employees at BPDTS and the DWP. In addition to her day job working in end-user computing, Charlie also takes part in an apprenticeship programme. Learning and professional development are central to her success in life and work. We get to learn more about Charlie in our On the Spot interview.
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This blog features posts on key themes, trends, and industry practices. Our blog posts, written about and by the BPDTS community of talented and innovative technical professionals, cover four areas: our views, people, culture, and services.
- BPDTS co-mentoring pioneers share their experience October 22, 2020
- Smarter working creates a better work life balance October 19, 2020
- Flexible working and self-isolation in lockdown October 15, 2020