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Mentoring opportunities for the UK public sector

The Government Data Science Partnership (GDSP) are pleased to announce the latest cohort of the Data Science Accelerator mentoring programme. The programme will include the category focusing on data visualisation techniques. Both the Data Science Accelerator programme and the Data Visualisation category will open for applications in January 2022.

The new Data Visualisation category is a response to growing demand. It will be delivered by the Office for National Statistics, Data Science Campus in partnership with the Analysis Function. The Data Visualisation category is aimed at people in analytical roles across the UK public sector who want to develop their data visualisation skills. Successful applicants will work on a data visualisation project of their choice with the support of an experienced mentor in this field.

Applications for the Data Science Accelerator open on 10 January and close on 4 February 2022. Applications for the Data Visualisation category open on 17 January and close on 11 February 2022.

A project clinic to provide guidance on applying for the programme will take place on Tuesday 11 January 2022. To register for the session, please email

Cohort 20 of the Data Science Accelerator will run from 7 April to 23 June 2022. Cohort 2 of the Data Visualisation category will run from 14 April to 30 June 2022.

Visit the Data Science Accelerator programme page to apply or to access more information.

To enquire about being a mentor for the programme, please contact