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NCS: I developed vital skills

Phil Naylor - NCS

Phil Naylor - NCS, November 5, 2021 — Charity

Phil Naylor, NCS Trust Regional Manager - North West.

Last week, the Minister of Sport, Tourism & Civil Society, Nigel Huddleston, attended an NCS programme delivered by Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN). Who are NCS? NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their…

Developing a National Data Strategy indicator suite

, October 29, 2021 — National Data Strategy

The National Data Strategy is working to unlock the power of data for the UK, and ensure its impacts are felt by everyone, everywhere. Last month, we published an anniversary update celebrating 12 months since its original publication and highlighting everything we’ve done to make that vision a reality.  As a team we’re focussed on…

This is what my local library means to me | #LibrariesWeek

Mandy Grimwood

Mandy Grimwood, October 5, 2021 — Libraries

Manager of Gainsborough Community Library

My local library My library is not just my job, I’m passionate about it and what we offer the local community. Gainsborough Community Library is a real community hub. The building stands out in the area and is accessible and welcoming. The community feels the library belongs to them and appreciate everything we offer. Everyone…

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…