GDS expands data science training programme for civil servants

The accelerator programme is part of efforts to encourage civil servants to make better use of the data that government holds – Photo credit: PA Images The Data Science Accelerator programme, launched in 2015, offers training in a range of data analysis techniques for people working in government in a bid to promote innovative use of data across Whitehall. The scheme, which has so far trained 49 people from 31 public sector organisations, is now expanding, David Wilks, digital performance manager at the Government Digital Service, yesterday announced. In addition to three existing hubs in London, Sheffield and Newport, GDS is opening a new centre in Newcastle in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, to create what Wilks described as a “great geographical spread”. Related content GDS launches data skills…

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