By day Garry Crooks works as a DSPM for BPDTS; by night, he volunteers as a Blood Biker for Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes. The free, professional, voluntary service operates out of normal working hours, delivering blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, and theatre equipment for the NHS.
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.
STEM Ambassadors offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life, demonstrating the value of them in life and careers. Dean Parry, Service Implementation Manager at BPDTS, is a STEM Ambassador. Dean’s volunteer work is igniting excitement in young people for all things STEM. Read Dean’s blog post to learn more.
Sarah Walden, Associate Project Manager on the Special Projects Team, put a plan in motion to further develop her skills in the delivery management space. Using a proactive strategy including, mentoring, shadowing, online training, and external courses, Sarah grabbed the wheel of her career, steering it towards a new destination. We get to learn more about Sarah's journey in our On the Spot interview.
Data motivates and supports transformation. First and third party data is vital to understanding the behaviours of an organisation’s target audience. Without data, organisations are gambling away their efforts. Putting the right metrics in place transcends silos, ensuring different teams and contributors are working towards the same objectives. In our On the Spot interview, we get to learn more about data visualisation from Senior Digital Performance Analyst, Jade Fryer.
Phil Harle is a Lead DevOps Engineer at BPDTS. For just over 2 years, he's been working with the Department for Work and Pensions, helping to embed DevOps working practices and tooling to enable the transformation of DWP's technology estate. In our On the Spot interview, we get to learn more about Phil.
Senior Test Engineer, Lisa Overall, is passionate about engineering. Engineering is in her DNA, and she is immensely proud to be part of its vibrancy. For Lisa, returning to the North East and taking up the engineering mantle, were like coming home – personally and professionally. In our On the Spot interview, we get an insider's view.
We are delighted to announce Melanie Calver, BPDTS Digital Service Practice Manager received the TechWomen100 Award. As a chronic multitasker, Melanie volunteers at local schools as a mentor for girls, works as a consultant and project manager and provides counsel and safe harbour in Living Leader meetings.