Data Science Accelerator - apply now!

The Data Science Accelerator is a cross-government training programme. Forty-nine people from 31 public sector organisations have already taken part, and have consistently told us what great opportunities it gives them in their careers.

Now it’s your chance to apply

And you can do that either as a mentor or a participant. With help from DWP we’re starting a new hub in Newcastle (at Longbenton) to add to our existing hubs in London, Sheffield, and Newport - so we have a great geographical spread.

What happens on the Programme?

Why not take a look at our blog posts about past projects to see what the Accelerator is all about? We are very proud of this unique training - you get an unlocked Mac, tailored input from a mentor and time to complete a useful, real-life data science project. Past techniques include machine learning, natural language processing, geospatial tools, and advanced visualisation (e.g. R Shiny, Leaflet and D3). But we’re always open to new ideas...

How do we choose participants?

We are looking for enthusiastic people with new, high value ideas. Your line manager and a more senior manager (usually a Head of Profession or equivalent) must agree that your project tackles a business problem with data that you can access, and that you can join one of the hubs 1 day per week for 3 months. Coding experience is good but not essential.

How do I apply?

Please email the form on our website to by Tuesday 31 January. We plan to start the programme on 2 March.