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Mandatory training for the Government Statistician Group

Everyone who works with official statistics is in the Government Statistical Service (GSS). If you have also passed a badging exercise you will automatically join the Government Statistician Group (GSG).

If you are unsure whether or not you are in the GSG please email gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk and we can check for you

When you join the GSG your name gets passed to the Learning Academy who will invite you to three mandatory courses as you settle into your new career:

Fast Streamers

If you have joined the GSG as a fast streamer, the mandatory introductory courses you attend may differ from the rest of the GSG.

For more details please contact gss.careers@ons.gov.uk