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London Tech Week 2021: I’m one of the biggest advocates for apprenticeships

Max Rickards

Max Rickards, September 22, 2021 — Digital

IBM apprentice

I’m one of the biggest advocates for apprenticeships. They provide invaluable opportunities and skills to launch your career. They are definitely the way forward for young individuals.  Helping my careerHaving already completed a Level 4 apprenticeship in Junior Management Consultancy, I’ve been able to explore new and exciting opportunities whilst furthering my career within my…

London Tech Week 2021: IBM apprenticeship is ‘best of both worlds’

Lori French

Lori French, September 21, 2021 — Digital

Cloud Engineer, IBM Technical Garage

Finding my role at IBM was a happy accident. I was looking at IBM’s website and their graduate roles, as I knew I wanted to become a Technical Engineer but assumed it was only possible through getting a Computer Science degree first. To my amazement, I saw they offered apprenticeships that didn’t require a degree.…

Tokyo 2020: Inspiring future generations

Nigel Huddleston

Nigel Huddleston, September 6, 2021 — Sport

Minister for Sport

6 September 2021I was incredibly fortunate to witness world-class sport in Tokyo last week. From bocchia to tennis, athletics to taekwondo, it was  a privilege to see members of the Paralympics GB team in action and understand first-hand how hard all the athletes and staff supporting them have worked to reach the Paralympic Games. I saw…

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, an amazing community of hardworking volunteers

Lottie Morris

Lottie Morris, September 2, 2021 — Civil Society

Senior Marketing Officer, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the major restoration and reopening of Watts Gallery in 2011. This could not have been achieved without the commitment and tireless efforts of a group of volunteers who approached the challenge of clearing the Gallery with enthusiasm and energy. Among their many tasks, they emptied cupboards and drawers,…

A Summer of fun and learning

Andy Gardner

Andy Gardner, — Civil Society

Marketing & Communications Content Manager, SLQ Sports Leaders

Now is the perfect time to get back out and reconnect with friends, family and community, looking ahead to the future and more times we can all enjoy together. After a period of time like no other that has forced us all to spend time alone and away from the people we love, this summer…

From Aylesbury to Tokyo: How a WWII Refugee Pioneered the Paralympic Games

National Archives

National Archives, September 1, 2021 — Paralympics

This blog was written by: Jenni Orme, Head of Collections, Engagement and Expertise at The National Archives and Katherine Gwyn, Community Outreach and Projects Archivist, Buckinghamshire Archives The Paralympics are here! Once again we’ve been watching extraordinary feats on the field and triumphs on the track (and that’s not even mentioning the pool, velodrome or…

Making it Magic for Everyone

Ian Crabbe

Ian Crabbe, July 28, 2021 — Civil Society

Managing Director Resort Theme Parks for Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments Director, Ian Crabbe, welcomes the National Disability Strategy and reflects on some of the positive changes Alton Towers have made to ensure everyone has a safe, fun and memorable visit. A visit from the MinisterWe were delighted to welcome Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston to Alton Towers recently, to show him not only the…

Digital identity consultation

Matt Warman

Matt Warman, July 19, 2021 — Digital

Minister for Digital Infrastructure

Today the government has published a public consultation on further proposals to build trust in and enable the voluntary use of digital identity and attribute services in the UK. This follows on from the commitments made in the Digital Identity Call for Evidence response published in September 2020, and the draft UK digital identity and…

5G will boost the ‘builders’ of Britain

, July 5, 2021 — Digital

5G robots and driverless vehicles are providing a glimpse into the future of our manufacturing and construction industries, and the UK is leading the way to make them a reality. 5G is changing the way Britain builds. From the growing army of robots building products on factory floors to the drones and virtual reality tech…