As the civil service Fast Track apprenticeship programme opens for a new round of applications, the Cabinet Office's deputy director of early talent Greg Hobbs explains how the scheme can offer a springboard into a variety of government careers – and introduces two apprentices who've benefited from it
As the civil service Fast Track apprenticeship programme opens for a new round of applications,...
Performance management may be discriminating against BME, disabled and part-time civil servants, warns Prospect
Union analysis of Cabinet Office data on more than 280,000 officials highlights "statistically significant" differences in how different groups are treated
Shadow Cabinet Office minister Louise Haigh says ministers "like to talk the talk about diversity"
Whitehall jargon is often the stuff of parody — and at the 2015 Civil Service Awards, David Cameron introduced a new award for clarity in civil service communications. Max Goldbart talks to the winner, Oli Carter, to find out how he did it
MPs says there is concern over FCO's focus in spite of boost for human rights spending – but the department says human rights will "always be a central part of our diplomacy"
Civil servants could be asked to list parents' jobs as Matt Hancock launches new social mobility drive
Departments to spearhead use of HR metrics, and target apprenticeships and internships at working class kids, as Cabinet Office updates its diversity Talent Action Plan
International Women’s Day: Whitehall's tech chief Stephen Foreshew-Cain vows to boycott panels with no female representation
“There is a gender diversity problem in the digital industry,” says the Government Digital Service executive director
As Labour highlights the gender pay gap at the Government Equalities Office, Suzannah Brecknell takes a look at the numbers in context – and finds that while female officials in the education department earn £2 less per hour than their male colleagues, they still fare better than peers in other departments and sectors
Although attitudes are changing, officials with dyslexia are still underrepresented in the senior civil service. Having more visible role models will be vital in remedying this, says David Whineray of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Jeremy Heywood launches new network for black and minority ethnic civil service leaders as Whitehall aims to boost diversity in its top ranks
"One of our most important collective responsibilities is to improve the diversity of our senior leadership," says cabinet secretary, as new senior network launched
Interview: Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill on transforming his department, turning around staff morale – and being likened to Darth Vader
With responsibility for policing, immigration, borders and countering extremism, Mark Sedwill certainly has a lot on his plate. The Home Office permanent secretary talks to Matt Foster about the power of events, the drive to improve staff morale – and why the department’s “policy-heavy” headquarters are in line for a shake-up
Unions warn government not to use apprenticeships as "an excuse for making civil servants redundant"
FDA and PCS unions raise concern as Civil Service Compensation Scheme consultation highlights "need to create space to allow for the recruitment of apprentices"
As the civil service vows to improve the diversity of its graduate intake, former senior official Andrew Greenway asks whether Oxford's famed PPE degree is really a golden ticket to the top of the political and administrative elite