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National Data Strategy Forum Network Group: Unlocking the power of data

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat, April 26, 2022 — Digital

On 24 March, Sue Daley, co-chair, National Data Strategy (NDS) Forum, and Bethan Charnley, Head of the National Data Strategy Implementation (NDSI) team, DCMS co-hosted the first NDS Forum Network Group session.  The aim of the Forum Network Group is to provide a regular way to brief network organisations on key priorities of the NDS Forum…

Investing in data skills to unlock the value of data

Barry Hodgson

Barry Hodgson , February 23, 2022 — National Data Strategy

Director of Strategy, National Innovation Centre for Data

National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and the National Data Strategy Forum The launch of the National Data Strategy Forum last year has led to a great deal of activity and has certainly initiated ‘a conversation about the way that we support the responsible and trusted use of data in the UK’. The National Innovation…

Want to do an apprenticeship? 👀

Shannon Harrison

Shannon Harrison, February 11, 2022 — Apprenticeship

Apprentice Marketing Assistant at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Why I decided to do an apprenticeshipI knew I wanted to pursue a career in Marketing after spending two years studying for Business Level 3 Extended Diploma. After discovering I could spend up to two years earning a wage while learning at the same time,  I knew doing an apprenticeship was an opportunity I couldn’t…

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to meet people – Ethan Monks

Ethan Monks

Ethan Monks, — Apprenticeship

UK&I Apprentice Lead and People Manager at DXC

Working and studying I’ve always wanted to work towards a degree but now that I’m the Apprentice Leader and People Manager and UK&I, I want a degree that not only matches my current role, but one that would help me progress in my career.I am studying online and on campus; I started sessions virtually for the…

St Mary’s Church, Lavey – benefitting from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Fr Eamon Graham

Fr Eamon Graham, February 8, 2022 — Culture

Parish Priest of Lavey and Greenlough

Fr Eamon Graham,  Parish Priest of Lavey and Greenlough,  tells us about the fascinating history of St Mary’s, Lavey, Northern Ireland, and how the government’s Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme has helped maintain it for the community and future generations. The chapel was built in 1873 and while initially it was the intention that…

An apprenticeship helped me pursue my passion for aircraft technology

Amelia

Amelia, February 7, 2022 — Apprenticeship

Second Year Advanced Engineering Technician Apprentice at BAE Systems Air

How it startedMy name is Amelia and I’m a second-year Advanced Engineering Technician Apprentice at BAE Systems.My passion for aircrafts began when I attended my first ever air show with my dad. He had worked on the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft and when I saw it at the air show, I knew I wanted to pursue…

Apprenticeships and Changing Careers

Ashley Holding

Ashley Holding, — Apprenticeship

AND Digital employee

How it startedI decided to leave my seven year career in finance behind and follow my passion for helping people and fixing computers in 2021.During the first lockdown, I was put on furlough which gave me a lot of time to assess what I wanted out of life and what brought me joy. One thing…

Doing an apprenticeship was the right decision for me – National Apprenticeship Week

Ammaarah

Ammaarah, — Apprenticeship

Fourth Year Chartered Management Apprentice at BAE Systems

My name is Ammaarah and I’m a Fourth Year Chartered Management Apprentice at BAE Systems, working in the Shared Services business sector. Throughout my apprenticeship, I’ve had the opportunity to work across a variety of placements including in finance, HR, IT, early careers, education services and data analytics. I’m currently involved in Diversity & Inclusion…

How can the National Data Strategy help harness the power of data to support Net Zero? 

Alex Sunley, December 16, 2021 — National Data Strategy

Senior Policy Adviser, National Data Strategy team

The Tech For Our Planet challenge, which was part of COP26, showcased how innovative data-driven solutions can make a vital contribution to our efforts to combat climate change across all sectors. We saw innovators using data and artificial intelligence (AI) to make commercial buildings smarter and more efficient and create the world’s largest database on…