Frequently asked questions
These are the most frequently asked questions concerning jobs at the GSS:
- When will I start?
- Will I be able to move departments?
- Will I need to make my career in London?
- Are there special procedures for candidates who require adjustments?
- What about training prospects?
Final-year students will usually start within about a month of graduation. However, we can only make a formal offer of appointment when we receive confirmation of your degree results and have completed all of our enquiries. You are normally asked to call in to your department in advance to talk over a start date to suit both parties and general content of your job.
Of course. The diversity on offer is one of our biggest attractions. Changing departments opens the doors to new skills, diverse opportunities, broader knowledge and continuous career development. The Statisticians in Government Team place all jobs and training opportunities on internal information systems enabling members of the Statistician Group to access them online.
The GSS have vacancies in a wide variety of departments across the whole of the UK. Many positions are in central London and South Wales, however, there are also likely to be opportunities in a number of other locations such as Bristol, Titchfield, Sheffield, Darlington, Leeds, York, Southend and East Kilbride.
Candidates who require adjustments (as defined in the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act) can opt for exemption from the online tests and will go forward to consideration at the Application Assessment (AA) stage. If successful at the AA stage, candidates will be invited to attend a Familiarisation Day to help prepare for the Fast Stream Assessment Centre. See Application Steps on Application Process Page.
We're wholly committed to life-long learning and encourage people to map out a personal training programme tailored to their career needs. Most of the training will not be statistical linked but will be geared towards helping you perform your daily duties by learning new skills.