As a new starter to the Office for National Statistics, (ONS) I’m on a mission to grow. One part of that mission is to become a better data scientist by tackling Machine Learning (ML), a branch of data science which focuses on the use of data and algorithms to imitate the way that humans learn. […]Learn more on Chicago machine learning . . . and all that jazz!
At the end of 2019, team leader Christine Holleran visited the Office for National Statistics in Newport to learn about their OpenSDG platform. She immediately saw the potential for reusing the platform to present The Department Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(Defra) Outcome Indicator Framework indicators which have been developed to measure the governments progress towards the […]Learn more on Developing an interactive dashboard for the Outcome Indicator Framework
Microsoft. Facebook. Google. What do these companies have in common? Yes, they’re vast, powerful, innovative tech companies who define our digital existence. They’re also amongst the biggest recruiters of data scientists in the world. This isn’t an appeal to study the analysis and science of data because it will get you a job at one […]Learn more on Using data for the public good
The Data Science Degree Apprenticeship presents a wealth of opportunities for upskilling and moulding people from all sorts of different backgrounds into experienced data scientists. I have been a Data Science Apprentice at the Office for National Statistics for three months now, spending one day a week studying Applied Data Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University […]Learn more on The benefits of taking on an Apprentice Data Scientist
I came to my apprenticeship in a bit of a round about way. I had done a BSc degree in the past, but that career direction wasn’t working out for me. I was looking to re-train in a more emerging field, and after taking some advice from friends, pointed me towards Data Science. Now I […]Learn more on Thinking of a change? Think Apprenticeship!
I started my apprenticeship journey in 2018 and opted for the Level 4 Data Analytics. I enjoyed it so much I signed up to Level 6 at Cardiff Met in October 2020 and I am now working to towards a degree! Not something I would have thought possible when I joined Office for National Statistics […]Learn more on Apprenticeships – a great way to develop your career
Working as a data science degree apprentice over the last 2 years has been an incredibly rewarding experience. In a bid for managers to consider taking on a data science apprentice, I want to share my top four reasons why this is a great idea. Reason one The skills learned on the apprenticeship are more […]Learn more on My elevator pitch for taking on a Data Science Apprentice