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Delivering training courses from home

Archived Blog | Learning and development

The Government Statistician Group (GSG) induction course is a mandatory course for all new members of the GSG profession. The course introduces you to statistics and data science across government. It also gives you the opportunity to meet fellow members of the profession. When the pandemic struck we set about adapting our one day face to face course to something that we could offer […]

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My secondment at BBC News: How to pitch stats and influence people

Archived Blog | Learning and development

In July 2019 I started my three month secondment at BBC News. As a Consultant Statistician (a job title that felt a little scary!), I helped journalists with pretty much anything relating to data and stats. This broad remit meant that the secondment was by far the most varied job I’ve ever worked. A day […]

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Statistical leadership: make your analytical insights count

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Data and analysis are fundamental to understanding and addressing many of society’s most important issues, and this has never been more apparent than during the coronavirus pandemic. At the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) we see strong statistical leadership as essential for: supporting confidence in the statistics and data published by government ensuring that the […]

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Fast Stream: my advice for a career in the statistical service

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I began my career in the Government Statistics Service (GSS) fast stream and I found it to be a fantastic start in the Civil Service. Firstly, because it gave me a range of opportunities: building a well-rounded skillset in different statistical roles moving easily across departments going out of my comfort zone in a secondment […]

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The benefits of taking on an Apprentice Data Scientist

Archived Blog | Data science, Blog | Learning and development

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 […]

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