The chance of joining Defra as an apprentice Software Developer - my subject of interest, in a department my values closely align with, I knew I had to. Today 2 years later, I am a Web Developer.
Paul Shaw, Principal Developer at Defra digital, explains why he's stayed working for Defra for 17 years and counting.
With the next Silicon Milk Roundabout job fair fast approaching, Helen Eden, Defra Digital Delivery Manager, reflects on her experience of attending the Women of Silicon Roundabout event earlier this year.
How can I attract talent towards digital vacancies in Defra? Is their perception of a Defra which is a dated, mundane grey organisation, full of suits, and jobs that involve hours of tedious form-filling with processing in a desk-bound office, as so often portrayed in films of a by-gone era?