Better analysis, better delivery for the UK

We support everyone in the UK by enabling government to make informed decisions so that policy and operations, deliver value for money and improve the lives of the people of the UK. That is why analysts are needed and based in every government department.

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Decision Making

The Analysis Function is a cross government community of over 17,000 people involved in the generation and dissemination of analysis across government and beyond. Together they tackle a range of projects which directly impact and improve outcomes for the public. The scale of data available about our society and economy is growing at an unprecedented pace.

We’re ambitious and passionate about putting analysis and evidence at the heart of decision making. There has never been a better time to join the Analysis Function.  

Our Community

Analysts are embedded in every government department, at the heart of the decision-making process. As an analyst, you might join the Civil Service as a: Operational Researcher, Statistician, Economist, Social Researcher, Actuary, Geographer, Data Scientist or Data Analyst.

When you join the Civil Service in an analytical role, you will also become a member of the Analysis Function, a cross government community for all analysts. The Analysis Function aims to improve the analytical capability of the Civil Service and act as the go-to-community for best practise research and analytical services within government. For more information please visit the Analysis Function webpage You can also keep up to date with the Analysis Function on twitter.

Thannima Shamoli

I enjoy my work - it is not only intellectually challenging but it also requires creative problem solving. There is a supportive culture and opportunities to get involved in work that has real-world impact.

Thannima ShamoliJunior Trainee Actuary, Government Actuary's Department

Join our community

The Analysis Function offers entry routes at a variety of levels and specialisms. You can find out more about what a career in Analysis might look like by looking at the Analysis Function Career Framework.

The Analysis Function offers entry routes at a variety of levels and specialisms. You can find out more about what a career in Analysis might look like by looking at the Analysis Function career framework which describes typical analytical roles across government, allowing you to plan you career across the Civil Service’.

We also offer a range of apprenticeship and Fast Stream opportunities in analysis. For more information please see below:

Civil Service Fast Stream

DDAT Apprenticeships

GES Apprenticeship

GSS Apprenticeships

Data Analyst Apprenticeship

Digital Apprenticeships

We are:

  • Operational Researchers
  • Analysts in the Ddat profession
  • Statisticians and Data Scientists
  • Economists
  • Social Researchers
  • Actuaries
  • Geographers
  • Aspiring Analysts
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Actuaries Blog

The Analysis Function is for people who enjoy putting analysis and evidence at the heart of decision making as Chief Actuary, Alan Dorn explains.

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Analysis Function

The Analysis Function is a cross government community for research and analysis. Learn more about the Analysis Function.

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Charlotte O’Brien Career Story

Working in analysis offers a variety of roles and learning opportunities, as Charlotte O’Brien explains.