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Spotlight on talent development: Meet Fast Streamer Ophir Edelstein

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In the latest from our series focusing on stories from colleagues who are employed on our talent programmes, we hear from Ophir Edelstein reflects on her first placement as a Technology Innovation Consultant on the Civil Service Fast Stream. 

How we’re harnessing the power of IoT to safeguard our trees

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In National Tree Week, Defra technology innovation consultant Jon Griffiths shares his insight on how a collaborative project has been investigating where Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology could help monitor tree growth, and support research into the role trees play in tackling climate change.

How we’re building a community of AI enthusiasts in Defra

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David Lau and Ethan Summers share some insights into their work to develop an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Community of Interest for colleagues in Defra who are interested in building, and sharing, their knowledge of this rapidly expanding technology.

Why AI is our top emerging technology

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Defra technology innovation consultant Jan Murdoch shares his assessment of the key findings of our 2023 Emerging Technologies Radar, which highlights the potential influence of emerging technologies on the challenges and opportunities faced by Defra group, particularly in our pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability within the UK.

How to improve Civil Service job applications and ace your interviews

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As recruiters around the world have been celebrating International Recruiter’s Day, Polly Whitworth shares her tips for those thinking of applying for a job in the Civil Service, including how to avoid some of the common pitfalls in the written application process and the interview.