Working for the Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is entrusted with the public's data. We work on some of the country's most topical issues, from employment figures to migration statistics, and we are responsible for the ten-yearly census of every household in England and Wales.

Our reporting affects businesses and citizens across the nation

Our 5000 employees work in an exciting variety of roles. We have colleagues who operate in the field nationwide engaging with the public, at ports, airports and in their homes, as well as colleagues who work from our 3 main sites in Newport, Titchfield and London.

We work to ensure that as the UK's largest producer of official statistics, our outputs are trusted to inform government and guide policy makers.

We are modern, technically focused and data driven - never has there been a more exciting time to join us. You can read about our organisational priorities and plans for the future in our “Statistics for the Public Good” strategy.

Our people are our greatest asset and are at the heart of everything we do. We understand how important an inclusive environment is - one where you can bring your authentic self to work. We are proud to have a range of diversity networks that support our inclusion ambitions and enable us to thrive.

We are committed to supporting our people’s wellbeing by offering flexible ways of working that support a healthy work life balance. Our placing in the Working Families Top 30 recognises this commitment.

There are a range of highlights and benefits to joining ONS. You can find out more about them in our benefits pack attached to any of our vacancies.

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Not only do I believe apprenticeships can help people who have struggled in school but I also believe that if we want to achieve our strategy (Statistics for the Public Good) we must be an organisation that is truly representative of the diversity within UK, and apprenticeships are key to this.

Hugh WooleyBusiness Administration Apprentice
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Our data informs many aspects of UK life, from the number of schools to the base interest rate

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We report metrics on the UK's progress towards the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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We are recognised as having some of the greenest office sites across government

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As an apprentice at the Office for National Statistics, I have had the opportunity to develop a range of different skills in data science, an area which I had limited experience in before joining the scheme. The combination of learning theory and in job application has been really valuable.

Evie BrownExecutive Officer - Health Analysis and Pandemic Insight

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Jobs that count

If you follow the news you'll have noticed the statistics we report appear almost daily. Whether it's the nation's employment figures, Covid Infection Survey information or mental health statistics. Join us and keep the nation informed on a wide range of topics affecting the economy, society and population. From analysis to administration, communications to policy and law, digital technology to field force, we work to deliver "Statistics for the Public Good"

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Our Data Science Campus is a purpose-built centre for excellence

We work at the frontier of data science and AI. Building skills and applying tools, we deliver methods and practices to create new understanding and improve decision-making.

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Help us shape the future as part of Census 2021

The census is a once-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales and in 2021 it will be primarily online.