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Data Science and Data Visualisation opportunities in 2023

We are pleased to announce dates for the Autumn 2023 cohort of the Accelerator mentoring programme. There are two categories of programme available:

  • Data Science Accelerator
  • Data Visualisation Accelerator

Applications for both will open on Tuesday 9 May with a deadline of Friday 9 June. The programme itself will run for a period of 12 consecutive weeks starting from Thursday 14 September.

The Accelerator is an entry-level mentoring programme for those in analytical roles. It is not suitable for those with existing data science skills. All current UK government and public sector staff who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.

The programme is run by the Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus and is supported by experienced mentors from across the public sector. Successful applicants will work on a data science or data visualisation project of their own choosing over a 12 week period. They will have the opportunity to learn and work with different techniques under the guidance of a dedicated mentor.

How to apply

You can find more information about how to sign up for the programmes and details about how to attend a project clinic on GOV.UK.

Contact the team

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the team at If you would like to become a mentor, please email to express your interest.