The Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies triumphed at the Civil Service Awards on 23 November.
Each year the Civil Service Awards celebrate the success and celebrate the wealth of inspirational individuals and innovative projects within the civil service.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) won The Skills Award and were nominated in the Digital Award category.
This accolade recognises the excellent work delivered by DVLA’s Commercial Directorate, in promoting skills development and making a significant contribution to increasing skills and positive business outcomes.
Inspired by the Civil Service Leadership Statement, the CLASS (Commercial Leadership and Skills Support) programme propelled collaboration and empowered staff to bring about continuous improvement to the business.
Emma Melrose, DVLA Head of Commercial Development, said:
“I am absolutely delighted our team has been rewarded for the hard work they put in to creating and delivering the successful CLASS Programme. It is thoroughly well deserved and a fitting tribute to the hard work delivered by exceptional civil servants.”
Champion of Champions
Congratulations to Kul Bassi, chair of the Positive Support Group who won the Champion of Champions award. Kul won the award for the tangible difference he has made to the way people feel about working in the DfT. He was commended for being an inspiring leader which has helped grow the membership of the Positive Support Group network to nearly 80% of BAME people in DfT. Kul also helped build a programme of initiatives supporting members' career aspirations and raising cultural awareness.
DVLA’s online medical Fitness to Drive service was nominated in The Digital Award and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) Search & Rescue Helicopter Programme were shortlisted for the Project Delivery Award - fantastic achievements.
This news follows a series of fantastic successes for DfT this year, including being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader, becoming one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, and Business in the Community naming DfT as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race.
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