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.
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.
Smarter working practices help people perform at their best, be more productive, and generally, be happier. To mark National Work Life Week, David Hutchinson, Test Engineer at BPDTS, shares his experience self-isolating during the lockdown. In his story, David shares his experience living in isolation and the challenges he faced; his account showcases how flexible working policies helped him cope.
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.
At BPDTS, our people want to work in an inclusive environment where they feel safe and valued. Workplace inclusion helps grow our business and workforce, making people feel happier and more empowered. Throughout the week, BPDTS colleagues will celebrate what it means to feel included, both within the workplace and in our communities. What makes you feel included or excluded?
The CASA Web Framework is now 4 years old. To celebrate its remarkable success, Ben Collier talks to BPDTS Lead Engineer James Gauld about the past, present, and exciting future of the system.
BPDTS Business Compliance Manager, Debbie Liddle, shares her story as a long-term carer for her son diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and autism. The Carer's Passport is a lifeline, helping Debbie to juggle her work and caring responsibilities successfully.
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.