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Blood Bike Riders – Helping the NHS

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Blood Biker, Gary Crooks

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.

How to keep end-user computing on its toes

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Charlie Marsh

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.

When I grow up, I want to be a STEM Ambassador

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Dean Parry, Service Implementation Manager at BPDTS and STEM Ambassador

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.

How to get a grip on your career development

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Sarah Walden, Associate Project Manager on the Special Projects Team at BPDTS.

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.

The beauty of storytelling and data visualisation

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Jade Fryer, Senior Digital Performance Analyst, BPDTS pointing at post-it notes on a whiteboard.

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.

Software test engineering: an insider's view

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Lisa Overall, Senior Test Engineer, BPDTS

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.

How to bring the art of life to work

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Mel Calver and Penny Ferguson, Living Leader Founder.

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.