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Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Induction course

Open to
New members of the Government Statistician Group (GSG)
Training category
Government Statistician Group
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Organiser
Learning Academy
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Manchester

Description:

This course is for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else who has been recruited into the Government Statistician Group (GSG).  The aim of this course is to introduce you to statistics and data science across government and for you to hear first hand about some of the great work that is going on.

You should be invited to attend this course at some point in the first 6 months after you start your first post in the GSG.

The course covers the following broad topic areas:

  • the structure and independence of the GSG
  • the Code of Practice for Statistics and the Strategy for UK Statistics
  • the use of statistics and data science across government
  • working with policy departments
  • career management and development

There is no pre-course reading, but you should come along prepared to discuss what you do in your job.

Learning outcomes:

A key objective for the day is for you to meet other members of the statistics profession and learn about what they do. The course will enable you to develop a network of colleagues that will benefit you and your career.

How to book:

You should be invited to attend this course at some point in the first 6 months after you start your first post in the GSG.

If you have not been invited and think that you should have, please contact the Learning Academy by emailing gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk

Contact:

Any questions about this course?

Email: gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk

Related courses:

Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Foundation course

Career checkpoint course