Government can’t afford experienced data scientists, committee told

The government is struggling to recruit experienced data scientists – because it can’t afford them. This revelation came from by Paul Maltby, director of data at the Government Digital Service (GDS), who admitted to the Science and Technology Committee that Whitehall has not had any difficulty recruiting data scientists at an early stage in their careers but that “affording people later in their career is somewhat difficult”. The Committee, which is looking into big data use in government, was also told that retention of staff could be difficult as staff are likely to take their experience to the private sector where salaries are higher. Development Maltby did however share some more positive news, which is that existing analysts have successfully been on a development scheme where they were taught to…


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Government can’t afford experienced data scientists, committee told

The government is struggling to recruit experienced data scientists – because it can’t afford them. This revelation came from by Paul Maltby, director of data at the Government Digital Service (GDS), who admitted to the Science and Technology Committee that Whitehall has not had any difficulty recruiting data scientists at an early stage in their careers but that “affording people later in their career is somewhat difficult”. The Committee, which is looking into big data use in government, was also told that retention of staff could be difficult as staff are likely to take their experience to the private sector where salaries are higher. Development Maltby did however share some more positive news, which is that existing analysts have successfully been on a development scheme where they were taught to…


Link to Full Article: Government can’t afford experienced data scientists, committee told