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
As head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS), I am always looking for flexible ways to support the development of the statistics profession. I am extremely supportive of the GSS apprenticeship programmes, which offer an excellent way of diversifying skills and capability of staff and departments, whilst at the same time offering a route for […]Learn more on Opportunities await with our Government Statistical Service Apprenticeships
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
An opportunity of a lifetime has just been advertised, helping to build statistical and data science capabilities in outstandingly beautiful Rwanda. Rose Drummond, who will be stepping down at the end of her two-year contract this summer, tells us more about what her replacement can expect, living and working on behalf of the UK’s Office […]Learn more on Ever fancied working abroad?
I have been a statistician in government for over eight years and have had quite the journey. My main takeaway? You will develop your skills most in those roles outside of your comfort zone (scary but true)! My first role was in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in data collection – coming from a maths background […]Learn more on My leadership journey as a statistician
I have been in the Civil Service as a statistician for 20 years, and each time the potential of a job in the private sector has reared its head, I have found a reason to stay. Why? Impact and public service During coronavirus (COVID-19), and earlier in my career during the summer riots and at […]Learn more on Why I stayed with the Civil Service as a statistical leader
I worked at BBC News at the end of 2019 and it was an incredible experience. There are a number of different ways you can contribute to their work and the experienced and talented Head of Statistics there is able to tailor your experience there so you can make the most of your time. For […]Learn more on My secondment at the BBC during the General Election
Solving problems, better solutions. The Methodology Division within the Office for National Statistics (ONS) develop methods for working with non-survey data sources, and for integrating non-survey and survey data. Coding qualitative data is a huge part of the work Methodology does. Did you know that there are thousands of different coding languages including Python, R […]Learn more on Lost in translation