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Economic outputs and key systems - where our new Technical Lead role fits in

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Outputs, key systems and the tech lead role

We talk to Alastair Christie, Head of Partnership Development within our Digital Services & Technology (DST) directorate to learn about the tech lead role that will help develop a new system to underpin the statistical outputs on the UK economy.

From AA to OBE - King Charles III recognises  ONS digital employee in Birthday Honours

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We are proud to announce that Ceinwen Blake, Deputy Director of Digital, Data and Technology, has been named in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours list.  She has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), recognising her extraordinary work and IT service at The Office for National Statistics that has significantly contributed towards the service we provide to the nation.

Finding new and improved ways of solving problems with code - a conversation with ONS Data Scientists

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Our latest intake for Data Scientists has just gone live and it's a great opportunity to join a leading organisation in the Data Science field where you'll work on critical projects producing statistics for the public good. We ask Jeb and Vondy, two of our Data Scientists, about the role, the work, the ONS and why you should consider a career with us.

Taking a digital approach to the COVID infection survey

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The start page of the COVID-19 online survey

Set up in April 2020, the COVID-19 Infection Survey, led by the Office for National Statistics in partnership with the University of Oxford and the UK Health Security Agency, tracked the rates of COVID-19 infections, reinfections, and levels of immunity in the general population. This blog shares our digital approach, some of the insights, and what we've been doing to respond to future surveillance or survey data collection requests that may be required at short notice.

Collecting the data that makes headlines: the Collection and Ingestion service at the ONS

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Smart phone showing the start page for a business survey

We're currently recruiting a Service Owner to join the Collection & Ingestion service at the Office for National Statistics.  It's an important role with great scope to make an impact.  I thought I'd take the opportunity to interview Martin O'Brian to find out more about what they do and how the Service Owner fits in.

Opening a new world of opportunities – a conversation with our automation engineer apprentices

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National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of apprentices around the country. To mark the occasion, Chris, Jonathon and Tom reflect on 5 months into an automation engineer apprenticeship a the ONS.

How the new DDaT Academy is helping to build our talent pipeline of business analysts

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Screen shot of a video conference call with 9 business analysis apprentices

Since the ONS DDaT academy was launched 6 months ago, we've used a variety of approaches to attract new talent to the organisation. We had a great response when building our business analysis talent pipeline.