As a statistical fast streamer you will be joining the Government Statistical Service’s flagship training scheme for future statistical leaders. Over the four-year scheme you will experience statistical work in a range of government departments as you build up the skills and knowledge needed to progress to senior leadership roles across the civil service.
Your training will take place alongside policy fast streamers and other professions, broadening your networks beyond the analytical community. The scheme includes secondments outside the GSS which will give you real insight into how statistics are used both inside and outside government.
In each statistical role you will join a team of experts working together to produce a range of statistical analysis to help shape decision making. You may use a range of statistical packages and develop your dissemination skills to communicate your findings to a range of customers.
Statistical fast streamers work on a variety of projects such as:
- Designing robust methods and tools to collect survey and administrative data
- Quality checking, cleaning data and producing statistical outputs
- Identifying customer needs and specifying what data needs to be delivered
- Interpreting statistical analysis for policy development
- Help to build confidence in statistics by applying the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
- Answering Parliamentary Questions and Freedom of Information requests
As well as developing your statistical skills you will be enhancing skills in line with the civil service competency framework.
You should have, or be expected to obtain, one of the following:
- A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, economics, psychology or geography. Your degree should contain some formal statistical training
- A graduate diploma of the Royal Statistical Society
- An equivalent qualification