I’m delighted that today we’ve published the refresh of the Capabilities Plan. Over the last year I’ve repeatedly talked about the four priority areas – change leadership, digital, PPM and commercial.
I am extremely proud of how far we have come to deliver a more modern and capable civil service.
- In the last year, over 280,000 of you assessed your skills against the Civil Service Competency Framework.
- 50,000 of you have improved your digital skills.
- 23,270 of you have improved your commercial awareness through e-learning on the Civil Service Learning website.
But there is more to do if we’re to build on and develop the skills we have in the Civil Service.
What more do we need to do?
Each and every one of us has a role to play in building a more capable Civil Service.
You should all be sitting down with your line manager to discuss your objectives and develop your personal development plan for the year ahead.
Once you’ve spoken to your line manager, make sure you take your 5 days of learning and development a year. Across the Civil Service that’s over 2 million days of learning and development that we’re investing in you, or put another way, over 5000 years! It shows just how seriously we take your development and the capability of our organisation.
And if you’re a line manager, it’s your responsibility to make sure that everyone who works for you takes their 5 days learning and development. This will form part of your line management objective.
We’ll help you to identify the learning opportunities that are right by you by introducing a “highly recommended” award for those courses which are critical to your learning.