Over 100 digital and technology experts have joined the government in the last year to help lead the digital transformation of public services.
The 100 experts have been recruited to fill a variety of technical roles and strengthen digital leadership in government departments. Roles range from departmental chief digital officers and chief technology officers, to technical architects and developers who are improving government services like the Carer’s Allowance and apprenticeship applications.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) is leading this ongoing recruitment to increase specialist capability in the civil service. Raising technology and digital skill levels across government is 1 of 4 priority areas in the Civil Service Capabilities Plan, which was updated in April this year and forms part of the Civil Service Reform Plan.
Mike Bracken, Executive Director of Digital in the Cabinet Office, said: “The transformation of government digital services, and the technology that underpins it, is a compelling proposition. By creating an environment in which this kind of change can happen, government is now able to attract technical experts who want to do work that matters.”