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Data Scientist

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Data Scientist

The job involves collecting statistics and transforming them into new business opportunities for clients.You can help a retailer get a better understanding of their audience or identify product trends for an e-commerce website.

Top 3 tasks:

  • Identify the latest data trends and help businesses make money.
  • Stay on top of analytic techniques like machine learning and text analytics.
  • Collect data and turn it into a useable format.

Getting in and Qualifications


Data Scientists usually have a basic understanding of data collection and pattern recognition.

Studying for a degree in statistics or mathematics can also help your chances of becoming a Data Scientist. A Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science offers a route into this role.

Another route is through a Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications, focused on data analytics, which could help to improve your knowledge and experience.


Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.