Statistics and data enable us to understand the world. On the Government Statistical Service Fast Stream you can use your statistical expertise to influence social and economic activity at regional, national and international levels whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of what makes a great leader.
Professional statisticians work in the data analytical function at the heart of government. We need people with the analytical and leadership skills to shape the way the Government Statistical Service (GSS) responds to an increasingly data-hungry world.
The numbers and analysis we produce are at the centre of the stories that make the news and affect our lives. As a statistician you will use your expertise and develop data science skills to tackle the big issues affecting society and learn how to lead teams in this area. Your relevant and timely advice will contribute to the GSS vision of ‘Better Statistics, Better Decisions’.
In today’s constantly evolving data landscape the need for professional statisticians is greater than ever. No other organisation can claim to be involved in the same breadth of work that the Civil Service will offer you. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45k to £55k.
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