Analysis in Government (AiG) Month Week 4: Innovative professions

As well as a packed schedule of live events for this year’s Analysis in Government month, we also have a range of learning resources released each week themed to the sessions to further your learning.

Dip into insightful blogs and articles between events in the Byte sized learning section or find out where you can expand your knowledge with resources and eLearning in our Taking it further section.


Byte sized learning

Innovative professions

Profession in focus: Geography

Looking forward to Wednesday’s session from the Government Geography Profession? Read this article from Civil Service World by Jon Pickstone which discusses how geographers’ skills can help improve policy and outcomes.

From tackling churn to prioritisation: the power of using operational research skills in everyday decision-making

Robyn Smith from the Department for Transport writes for Civil Service World and shares how putting operational research into practice in all aspects of life can have a big impact.

Developing AI skills

This news story discusses how the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) is working with an AI partner to investigate fine tuning a large language model to perform quality assurance checks on pension administrator calculations.

Analyse this

Osama Rahman, Director of the Data Science Campus, talks about the importance of developing analysis skills for all, and involving analysts in all we do.

Open sourcing analytical code

Read guidance from the Analytical Standards and Pipelines team on open sourcing code and the best way to do so, ahead of the ‘Using GitHub as a one-stop-shop’ session from the Ministry of Justice on Thursday.

Career focus

How the cross-public sector data science community can support your career

This blog post is written by Mia Hatton from the Data Science Campus, and gives advice for planning your career, developing your skills and finding roles in the public sector.

A fresh start with a Data Analysis apprenticeship

In this post, Hazel Shaw blogs about her experience taking up a Data Analysis apprenticeship in the Civil Service.

The Analysis Function Career Framework 

The Analysis Function Career Framework helps to support analysts with their career planning and raise awareness of the skills and experience needed to work successfully in different roles across the Function.

Taking it further


TED Talks on 8 ways to fuel innovation

Feel like you’re running low on fresh ideas? Get creative with these thought-provoking TED Talks to inspire new and experimental thinking.


Open Innovation Team

Set up in 2016, the Open Innovation Team is a cross-government unit that works with academics to generate analysis and ideas for policy.


If you are interested in increasing your analytical capability, you can explore the following learning resources on the Analysis Function website:

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Geospatial team offers a collection of geospatial learning that relates to Geography and Statistics. This course catalogue includes:

Advance your skills with LinkedIn Learning coding courses, including Python and SQL. (You need to have a LinkedIn account to access the materials).

Just for fun

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Don’t forget to book your tickets!

Go straight to the Analysis Function Eventbrite page to find our full calendar of events.