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Data Skills for Work
The Data Skills for Work Programme offers funding for learners of all levels to upskill and reskill in data. Anyone can access our Data Skills Framework and Skills Portal for training and development.
Our Professional Development Team
Anna Ashton Scott
Programme Manager — Professional Development
Sonia Hadj Said
Administrator – Data Skills for Work
Administrator – Data Skills for Work
Product Manager – Data Skills for Work
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Find out how we’ve helped Scotland’s data science professionals:
Driving Value from Data Case Study: NatureScot Supporting a Net-Zero Future
Biodiversity and nature play a key part in meeting climate change and net zero goals. NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. They work to protect and restore nature by inspiring everyone to value our natural world. Philippa Vigano, Innovative Technologies Programme Manager, recently completed our […]
Data Leaders Case Study: Social Bite
Beginning life as a small café in Edinburgh in 2012, Social Bite has become an internationally renowned charity, supporting people facing homelessness or facing barriers to employment. In the last decade, it has also established several programmes, such as The Social Bite Village, free food provision, and globally renowned campaigns including Sleep in the Park. […]
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Data Talent showcase returns with top employers looking to hire tech talent
Around 300 students, graduates and job seekers are expected to attend Scotland’s largest annual data and AI careers event next month, where they will get the opportunity to land a job with organisations large and small. Organisers, The Data Lab, have confirmed that all companies attending this year’s Data Talent, including FanDuel, DataKirk, Equate, NatWest […]
How The Data Lab-funded scholarship elevated my CV
Attila Lukacs graduated from The Data Lab Academy in 2022. In this guest blog, they explain their reasons for joining the MSc programme and highlight the benefits it has brought to their career prospects and employability. Selecting the right university and course to study at a Masters level can be difficult. When I was looking […]
The Data Lab Academy launches funding call for 2023-2024
We invite course leaders at Scottish universities to apply to join The Data Lab Academy for the 2023-2024 academic year. This opportunity provides scholarships for MSc students to participate in our employability, networking, and skills training programme alongside their academic studies at no cost. This world-class curated programme prepares students for the world of work […]
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