In the latest instalment from our Defra Data Heroes series, we hear from Sonja van Montfort, Defra’s Head Librarian, about how her team keeps colleagues across the Defra organisations informed through a range of print and online resources, and the vital work the team does to manage a unique library collection.
In the latest of our Blogs celebrating National Careers Week, junior developer Holly Adamson tells us how her fascination with languages and gaming led her to a career in Defra.
Stella Power, Chief Operating Officer in Defra’s Digital, data and technology function, shares her career experiences as we celebrate International Women’s Day, the theme of which this year is #BreakTheBias.
As National Careers Week gets underway, our Head of Strategic Resourcing and Organisational Development Maggie Bosniak shares her reflections of a 25-year career working in various parts of Defra group and highlights the many opportunities for young people to join us.
Will McGeehin, our Interim Deputy Director for Digital Technology Strategy, tells us how Defra has opened his eyes to the possibilities of truly sustainable technology and the many challenges that come with IT going green.
On the 25th anniversary of World Book Day, Defra librarian Abbi Smith shares her passion for reading and explains how this passion has been passed to her 10-year-old son, Walt, who is already an avid reader himself.
Bob Mistry and Tony Green, from the Defra security team, share their experiences of working with partners throughout the organisation to develop a new online security training course that will be used by hundreds of thousands of civil servants across government departments in the future.
Jan Murdoch, Lead Horizon Scanner in our Technology Innovation team, shares his thoughts on the emerging technologies to watch out for this year and why they matter to Defra.
We’re marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 with a post from Workforce Management Lead, Claire Thomas Hawnt, who tells us about the many opportunities we have for budding apprentices.
Today we’re marking #TimeToTalk Day, and encouraging people to start a conversation about mental health, with a post from one of our Senior Workforce Advisors, Kay Finn, who shares her experiences of homeworking and the challenges of combatting loneliness.
Chris Howes reflects on the work of Defra’s Digital, Data and Technology Services (DDTS) team, and the wider cross-government community, to make ICT/Digital sustainability part of business-as-usual activities.