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An exciting new Analysis Function pilot programme

The Analysis Function is delighted to launch AF LINKS, an exciting new pilot programme for Higher Executive Officer (HEO) and Senior Executive Officer (SEO) analysts from lower socio-economic backgrounds.


AF LINKS stands for Analysis Function Leadership, Insights, Networking and Knowledge Sharing. The programme is a unique opportunity to learn by working with colleagues and make connections across government.

The programme is an important commitment in the AF Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy. AF LINKS will provide career-building opportunities for analysts who face more barriers to progressing their career because of their background.

The AF LINKS programme

We have put together an exciting schedule of learning events, including things like:

  • mentorship
  • job shadowing with Senior Civil Servants
  • panel discussions with senior leaders
  • peer coaching sessions
  • networking opportunities

Who is eligible

To apply, you must:

We particularly welcome your application if you are an analyst facing multiple barriers due to your background and protected characteristics.

How to take part

The programme will run virtually from May to July 2023. The time commitment is approximately five hours plus the equivalent of one working day job shadowing per month. You will need approval from your line manager to apply.

Complete the Analysis Function LINKS application form by midnight on Monday 3 April 2023 to apply.

If you have any questions, please email