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As part of our Mental Health Month, we delve into the topic of men's mental health and wellbeing. We spoke to four colleagues to understand what mental health and wellbeing mean to them personally. From prioritising exercise and self-care practices to breaking down the stigma around mental health, Chris, Nils, Julian, and Rob share their experiences and insights on maintaining a healthy body and mind.]]>
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From Campus to Coders: Student Life at Fivium

​As eager students arriving from the Universities of Bath and Kent, the transition into our young careers felt like a significant step. Fivium, however, made this transition seamless. Several months before our official start date, we had the opportunity to meet fellow placement students and mentors in the office. A few games of Codenames and indulging in an array of sweet treats helped us to break the ice and get to know the people we would soon encounter on a daily basis. With our initial apprehensions set aside, the first day was a breeze - aside from the agonising struggle to come up with a “fun” fact about ourselves.]]>
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Inspiring the Next Generation: Sharing the Joys of Tech at Westfield Academy

​On 3rd July, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Westfield Academy in Watford as a representative of Fivium. My aim was to enlighten and inspire the minds of students about the exciting career prospects available in the ever-evolving world of technology. It was a fulfilling experience that allowed me to share my passion for tech and, hopefully, guide these individuals in making informed decisions about their future studies and careers.]]>
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Fivium's Student Placement Scheme: Fueling Growth and Empowering Young Talent

​For over 15 years, Fivium has recognised the paramount importance of emerging talent in driving our company's growth and fostering innovation through our student placement scheme. By collaborating closely with renowned universities such as Bath, Kent, and Surrey, we are able to provide valuable practical experience to aspiring software developers whilst also harnessing their potential to propel Fivium's progress. As the Head Mentor, I am immensely proud to witness the indispensable role our students play in the dynamic growth of Fivium, as well as their profound impact on improving public sector services.]]>
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"Little Dan’s" Big Fivium Journey

Most people’s stereotypical view of a software engineer usually consists of a person wearing a free conference T-shirt, having large over ear headphones who codes for 8 hours a day usually only stopping to refill their caffeinated or carbonated drink! My career as a software engineer has been very different and very much customer focussed.]]>
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International Women’s Day 2023: What Does Equity Mean?

In the last 53 years, since the Equal Pay Act, the UK has made massive strides towards making the workplace more equal. Now, more than ever, the idea of a gender-equal world: a world free from bias, stereotypes and discrimination seems achievable. There is still, however, a long way to go. Discrimination based on gender is still a very real thing. The first gender pay gap reporting requirements only came into force 6 years ago. And there are still gaps. ]]>
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How Fivium use the Stress Container Model to Support their Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing

Here at Fivium, our people’s health and well-being is at the forefront of our people strategy, we want to break down the stigma surrounding Mental Health and the Workplace by addressing issues head-on. ]]>
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A week in the life of a work experience student at Fivium

Earlier this year, we were delighted to invite Sophie for a week long work experience placement at Fivium. In our latest guest blog she highlights her expectations, experience, and learnings from a very full week with us. ]]>
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Fivium commits to Net Zero emissions by 2030

As part Fivium’s dedication to fighting climate change, creating social value and operating in a socially and environmentally responsible way, Fivium is delighted to have committed to being a Net Zero emissions company by March 2030.]]>
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Why working in Public Sector IT is great

If you’re not familiar with Public Sector software development you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s all about massive failed IT projects, tied up with legacy infrastructure and enough security red-tape to make sure nothing ever gets done. That’s because it was... once upon a time.]]>
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Data Protection Day is Every Day

It’s good that, every year since 2006, on 28th January we celebrate Data Protection day. What’s most important about it is that every year, it spotlights the ever-growing importance of protecting personal data. It gives data protection professionals, and those working in related professions, the chance to raise awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy inside their organisations and to the general public. But, in reality, Data Protection day should be every day. ]]>
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Fivium visit Leigh Academy

​At Fivium, as well as assisting the public sector in their digital transformation efforts, we like to make sure we give back to the community. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of doing just that. ]]>
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Making a virtual hack a reality

Our annual Hack Days are one of the highlights of our year as developers. They’re a chance for us to experiment with new technology, play with fun ideas and socialise across our different dev teams. Each developer taking part builds a prototype of an idea they think is interesting in around 10 hours, then, in the evening, everyone demos their idea before we award prizes in lots of different categories. ]]>
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Fivium Director re-elected to Vice Chair of techUK’s Central Government Council

We are delighted to announce that our Director, Richard Clarke, has been re-elected to the position of Vice Chair of techUK’s Central Government Council. The appointment will see Richard play a lead role in representing the Central Government tech supplier community.]]>
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How we're sharing the love through Fivium

​Although Valentine’s day has been and gone, that doesn’t mean that love, kindness and understanding should stop for the rest of the year. In fact, now that our team is more geographically disparate than ever before, we’ve found that focusing on emotional intelligence has become even more important. ]]>
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3 Key Steps to Manage your Request Volumes

Since the Pandemic began, the strain on existing, often-stretched resources has increased. For some organisations, information requests have skyrocketed. Couple this with resources being reallocated and teams unable to run at full capacity, it is easy to understand why compliance rates have dropped. ]]>
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How GDPR Has Impacted Information Rights: 3 Key Takeaways

Our recent webinar discussed how GDPR has impacted Information Rights in Central Government and the wider public sector. Check out some of the key takeaways from this and delve deeper into the findings of our report. ]]>
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Welcome to Our (Virtual) Team

​Pre-lockdown, Fivium embarked on a huge recruitment journey; a journey which really started in June 2019. Here's how we're continuing that journey through the pandemic.]]>
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Steering the course through uncharted waters – our COVID-19 journey so far

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched and challenged virtually every individual, community and business globally. At Fivium, we have always focused on the importance of maintaining a healthy, happy and well-connected team, which has never been more relevant than now. Having those foundations already in place has proven vital in helping us safeguard our people.]]>
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Kindness matters all year round

Good mental health in the workplace has become increasingly important to me, not only on a personal level but also professionally too, as Fivium’s People Team leader. Breaking down the stigma around mental health is so important to us, so we’re proud to champion all efforts being made more widely to effect this. ]]>
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