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It’s almost impossible to think of a single reason to work with us – because we have so much to offer. Try technically-stretching work, family-friendly working policies, outstanding development opportunities and a supportive working environment.

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IT Recruitment Open Days

We are holding two IT Recruitment Open Days in September, for professionals to find out about the exciting IT job opportunities we can offer - 11 September 2014 from 2pm, ONS Newport and 25 September 2014 from 2pm, ONS Titchfield.

We want experienced IT professionals who have skills in:

  • Portfolio Management Office

  • Solution Architects

  • Oracle DBA

  • Software Programmers: Java, PL-SQL, VB and SQL, SAS, Ingres and Open Road

We also have a number of graduate positions for SAS, Ingres and VB-SQL.

Colleagues will be available to discuss these roles, our current projects and what it is like to work for ONS.  We can also talk you through the application process and next stages. To make the next step to working in a progressive IT environment, come to our Open Days and meet us.

To register your place or for more information, email:

Technology at our core

From the economic future of the UK to providing of public services, statistics are vital to every area of our lives. But what is vital to the production and provision of these statistics? Technology. Robust, effective, cutting-edge technology. IT is vital to ONS, driving modernisation and streamlining operations for everyone. Our IT professionals – more than 340 talented people - combine statistical knowledge, methodology, IT and project management to put us at the forefront of government digitalisation and data visualisation.

Work that’s far-reaching and wide-ranging

Our IT professionals provide business statistical application development and support which enables us to produce and publish trusted statistics for the UK. They make sure that we are producing and sharing these statistics in the most efficient, effective way. They make sure that our IT infrastructure, systems and software are secure, robust and reliable, and that they are capable of constantly evolving in line with business requirements and Government IT strategies. ‘Constantly-evolving’ is the key phrase here. We have a vibrant code line and we’re currently modernising our IT systems to converge on shared platform. Right now, we have more than 50 major development projects underway, showing you the pace of innovation and change.

It’s not just what we do that’s varied. We recruit IT professional with diverse specialisms and backgrounds, including:

  • architecture

  • analysis and testing

  • applications development and support in a range of technologies

  • database and environments management

  • IT project management

Constantly moving forwards

We have a clear, bold vision for IT. Our strategy to 2023 gives us clear direction for the future – what we need to do, where we need to invest, and what projects our IT professionals will be working on. That’s why we’re always looking to expand and strengthen our in-house technology, to make sure our vision becomes reality.

Our IT professionals are at the heart of this. We’re receptive to their ideas, we value everyone’s input and are open to new ways to working, to creative thinking and to challenging conventional wisdom. We have embraced Agile and pride ourselves on a working environment that’s professional, focused and collaborative.

Developing you, rewarding you

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, whatever your area of expertise or specialism, we promise to help you learn, develop and grow. Your career will never stand still.

We’re an Investors in People accredited organisation, and we’ll invest both time and money in your career. Training and development is a high priority for us. Not only do our training programmes link with central government initiatives to improve key skills, but we’ll help you learn in the way that works best for you, from e-learning to in-house courses, evening classes through to distance learning. We’ll finance accredited qualification and chartered status too, and we encourage and support secondment opportunities in the UK and internationally. We also have our own Excellence Awards which recognise and reward people who go the extra mile – for each other and for their customers.

Our people

The best people to tell you what it’s like to work with us? The people who do. Hear what Jon, Amy, Jamee and Laura have to say about how IT is integral to us.

Jon Blake, ONS's Head of Technical Infrastructure and Strategy, talks about upcoming developments that make the IT team an exciting place to work.

Amy Osborne, Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer at ONS, talks about the exciting developments in our IT department that you could be part of.

Jamee Davies, Software Programmer, talks about how he has changed his path, from working as a business team leader for over 10 years to developing a career in IT. 

 Laura Mathias, IT Project Support Officer, talks about how she is working hard to develop a successful career in IT.

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