Twists Interns into Digital – welcome to our new cohort
Hannah Turner, Digital Internship and Junior Development Programme Lead talking about onboarding interns
Last week I hosted the Home Office DDaT induction week for our 5th cohort of interns.
As the programme lead I feel privileged to be guiding our new digital interns through the first phases of their civil service careers.
Over the past 4 years we’ve helped our interns develop their careers and it’s great to see our home grown talent taking on more senior positions as their careers progress.
This year I was joined by 21 Interns, working across User Research, Interaction Design, Content Design and Software Engineering. We teamed up with the Department for Education Click here to be directed to the Department for Education digital blog and the Department for Transport click here for the Department for Transport digital blog to offer 2 additional places on the programme and so their Interns came along too.
We kicked off the week with an Orientation Event which provided the opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. We’re an interesting bunch to say the least, from trained hypnotherapists and professional power lifters to meeting Richard Branson and transporting rocket fuel in a previous job!
Chris Taylor, Head of Role for Interaction Design opening up the event
We ran sessions on wellbeing and what Interns can expect from the programme. The group had a chance to chat to their Head of Role as well as meet some of their mentors. We also heard from a few of our current interns about their experience of the programme before sending the group off with their Itinerary for the week.
The Interns spent the rest of the week attending training and completing their induction before meeting the team’s they’ll be working in for the first 6 months.
We wish them all the best of luck!
You can find more information on the Home Office Digital Internship Programme by clicking here is the link to the Home Office digital internship programme
Applications for the 2020-21 programme will open in March 2020.
Latest News from
UK to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 202421/10/2019 11:20:00
Approximately 2,500 delegates are expected to attend the four-day conference in London to tackle international crime and foster closer police cooperation
Home Office launches £1 million advertising campaign for EU Settlement Scheme18/10/2019 14:05:00
A new £1 million wave of UK government advertising to encourage EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme has launched today.
Government recommits support to victims on Anti-Slavery Day18/10/2019 13:05:00
Nationwide events and new Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy mark the day.
Entrepreneur training pilots for refugees launched across the UK17/10/2019 15:05:00
Pilots to encourage refugees to start busineses have been launched across the UK.
Policing Minister honours volunteers at Lord Ferrers awards16/10/2019 13:47:00
Police Support Volunteers, Special Constables, Cadets and volunteers for Police and Crime Commissioners were among yesterday's winners
French patrols doubled to tackle migrant crossings15/10/2019 16:10:00
Enhanced action plan to tackle migrant crossings agreed by the UK and France.
Building a Stronger Britain Together boosts community resilience14/10/2019 09:10:00
Counter extremism programme supports people to challenge extremist narratives.
Two million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme10/10/2019 09:10:00
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have been 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.