Government Statistician Group (GSG) Induction course

Open to
New members of the Government Statistician Group (GSG)
Training category
Type of training
Face to face, Online
2 days
Analysis Function Capability Team
Analysis Function Central Team

We are currently operating an interim solution for people who joined the GSG during 2020 until August 2022.

For people who are new to the GSG from September 2022, we will be in contact soon. Please note that this will be outside of the timescales mentioned on this page.

The Government Statistician Group (GSG) Induction course is for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else who has been recruited into the GSG.

The aim of this course is to introduce you to statistics and data science across government and for you to hear first hand about some of the great work that is going on.

The course covers the following broad topic areas:

  • the structure and independence of the UK Statistical System
  • the Code of Practice for Statistics and the Strategy for UK Statistics
  • the use of statistics and data science across government
  • career management and development opportunities

There is no pre-course reading, but you should come along prepared to discuss what you do in your job.

A key objective for the course is to give you the opportunity to meet other members of the statistics profession and learn about what they do. The course will enable you to develop a network of colleagues that will benefit you and your career.

How to book

You should be invited automatically to attend this course at some point in the first six months of you starting your first post in the Government Statistician Group. If you have not been invited and think that you should have, please contact

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course, please email

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