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Manchester Summer School | Data Science Stream (Science & Engineering Students) | ONS

1st July to 5th July
Joining the Government Digital and Data Profession allows you to join a community of experts leading digital transformation in government and creating more efficient services. Join the Office for National Statistics for a 1 week summer school opportunity and get amazing experience!
This activity is brought to you in partnership with the Careers Service and Rise

This opportunity would benefit students from Science & Engineering backgrounds.

Data science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths, statistics, software engineering and communications. Data scientists will often work as part of a multidisciplinary team, using data and analytics to inform and achieve organisational goals. In the ONS we have data scientists working across all areas of the organisation, in a range of different roles. We also the Data Science Campus who are working at the frontier of data science and AI, building skills and applying tools, methods and practices, to create new understanding and improve decision-making for public good.


At our Manchester office, we will be hosting a summer school for you to gain experience and learn more about what it’s like to be a data scientist in the Civil Service. The ONS is one of several government departments based in the North West where you can start your career as a data scientist. 

To be eligible for this opportunity you will need to:

  • Have a working knowledge of Python and an understanding of basic coding concepts
  • Have awareness of version control (Git)
  • Be on a Data Science related degree
  • Have a passion for data and using data to provide insights
  • Be familiar with timeseries data

To apply, please submit your Expression of Interest, containing the following information:

  • Your course name
  • Why you would like the opportunity to work with the ONS
  • Evidence of your coding knowledge
  • What makes you passionate about data
  • Demonstrate an awareness of at least two skills from the DDAT capability framework
  • Where you will be based between 1st and 5th July

The week will take place in a hybrid setting with three days in our central Manchester offices. You will be expected to be in the office on Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th July, with the Tuesday and Thursday taking place virtually. Up to £25 per day can be reimbursed after completion of the Summer School for travel costs for the days where you are required to be in Manchester. This is there to cover the costs of public transport and proof of purchase is required. Lunch will be provided for days spent in the office. You must be able to access a laptop for the week in order to participate in the scheme.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Gain experience...from the Civil Service and learn how to prepare your applications
  • a team of up to 4 other students on their journey
  • Engage...both in person and online with this week long activity
  • opportunities and skills
  • Earn up to 150 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 01/07/24 to 05/07/24 - ONS Manchester Office
    ONS Summer School
    The summer school will be from 1st - 5th July 2024.