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Opportunities await with our Government Statistical Service Apprenticeships

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 […]

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Ever fancied working abroad?

Blog | International

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 […]

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Lost in translation

Archived Blog | Methodology

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 […]

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Remote testing in practice – what we learnt

Archived Blog | GSS Blog, Blog | User research

In the Research and Design Team at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we are transforming social surveys using a user-centred design approach. For us, this means that we work iteratively, designing with our users in mind. In social survey transformation, our end users are respondents to the voluntary social surveys at the ONS.  In […]

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My summer placement at BBC News

Archived Blog | GSS Blog

One thing I love about the Civil Service is the wide variety of professional development opportunities. I’ve enjoyed seeing different perspectives working as an analyst in the public, private and third sector – so I was really pleased to be lucky enough to be accepted on the BBC News Secondment Programme to learn more about […]

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