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Published: 30 March 2021

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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Event date: 21st April 2021 1:00pm

Government Data Science Community of Interest: Careers and Learning

This series of events aim to showcase data science projects in the public sector and support colleagues with their career journeys and runs from 21 April to 28 April. Let’s Multiply – International Day of Women and Girls in ICT Date and time: 21 April 1pm to 2:30pm Speakers include (more to be announced): Dr […]

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Published: 26 March 2021

Packaging and documentation

Training Course

Description This course will teach you how to build packages using your own custom functions and import them in both Python and R. Packaging is a nice tidy way to reuse and share functions you have created. Some prior knowledge of Python or R is required. Learning Objectives understand what packages are how to install packages […]

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Published: 26 March 2021

Introduction to Continuous Integration

Training Course

Description This short course is designed to introduce learners to modern software development approaches. It looks at how DevOps, CI or CD philosophies and accompanied tools allow development teams to take care of issues that may lead to software failure. It focuses on Continuous Integration in particular and studies how this approach allows maximization of […]

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Published: 25 March 2021

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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Closing date: 11 Apr 2021

Principal Statistician

This post is offered as 0.6 working time equivalent or 22.5 hours per week. Main duties of the job As Principal Statistical Advisor you will be part of a dynamic team that includes data scientists and analysts. You will be responsible for developing, revising and delivering appropriate statistical methods and techniques for monitoring, surveying and […]

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Published: 10 March 2021

The user engagement strategy for statistics is alive and kicking!

Archived Blog | Engagement

Nancy Singh and I were thrilled that more than 250 people joined us at the strategy’s virtual launch event on Monday 22 February. Sir Ian Diamond emphasised at the event that user engagement is a top priority for all analysts. He reminded us that we all need to find the time to engage, because it’s […]

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2021

Government Statistician

Knowledge and Analytical Services, within the Welsh Government, are looking for an analyst at Higher Executive Officer level (Management Band 2). You will manage cross-UK data curation, analysis and research scoping tasks for the Economic and Social Research Council funded Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection (AD|ARC) project. This will create a four-country, multi-purpose research-ready […]

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Published: 2 March 2021

Updates to the Sustainable Development Goal indicators

Archived News | Sustainability

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) team at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have begun a project to put in place several changes to the SDG indicators. Our work will ensure the indicators comply with 36 changes to the SDG indicators recommended by the United Nations (UN) in March 2020. The changes include replacing, deleting, […]

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