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The Civil Service helps the UK government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible.

How do they use the Skills Builder Framework?

The Civil Service, in partnership with Enabling Enterprise, regularly hosts students in a number of different locations. The eight essential skills resonate closely with what is needed in the Civil Service and the Framework allows Civil Service volunteers on these trips to target the support they give to students on a specific skill and step from the Framework.

Why do they use the Framework?

The Civil Service uses the Framework on their business trips in order to build the essential skills in the visiting students and in order to give them an insight into the skills needed and careers available in the Civil Service

What's been the impact of using the Framework?

Focusing on a couple of the skills from the Framework on the trip, particularly Presenting and Leadership, allows the students to successfully build and practise these skills. The Framework also gives the Civil Service volunteers the opportunity to step back and reflect on which skills they use and feel valued for their skill-set.

The eight skills also resonate closely with what's needed in the Civil Service as well as other careers. By supporting the development of the eight skills we are getting students ready for the workplace.”

Ian Barton, Local Co-ordinator – London, South East and East of England

”There have been many occasions where you see the 'light bulb moment' where students get a much better understanding of what government is for and what the public sector does at a basic level.”

Ian Barton, Local Co-ordinator – London, South East and East of England

“Our desire is that through volunteering colleagues can use their skills to tackle disadvantage and under-representation and promote social mobility. Hosting Enabling Enterprise visits clearly supports these goals by offering accessible opportunities for our staff to support young students directly.

Ian Barton, Local Co-ordinator – London, South East and East of England