Government appoints training providers to maintain first class civil service

The government has today awarded two new contracts headed up by KPMG and the Hay Group, to deliver learning programmes for civil servants across the country from March 2016.  

They have worked with many government departments including with the NHS on their Leadership Academy and delivered training to the top officials in President Obama’s administration. They will work with Civil Service Learning, departments and professions to co-create a high quality curriculum and build a more innovative, bespoke and engaging learning offer for civil servants.  

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Hilary Spencer, Director of Civil Service Learning said: “We want our learning offer to create a more skilled and capable civil service. Our new approach will provide world-class learning and development that is flexible, tailored and relevant for all civil servants. We want to build a culture where learning becomes second nature, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with two expert groups of suppliers to achieve that goal.”

The groups, led by Hay and KPMG, are made up of a range of suppliers including small and medium sized companies. Working with a number of businesses of different sizes allows government to combine value for money with bespoke expertise. This government is committed to working with smaller suppliers to encourage competition and support a wide and varied supply chain.

John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service said: “These contracts represent a new way of delivering learning services for civil servants. Learning and development are at the heart of building capability across government, making sure we have the skills we need to deliver the best public services for a modern Britain.”



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