Note: To join GORS you must possess a numerate degree defined as one where 50 % or more of the modules were highly mathematical, or equivalent experience.
An ability to analyse issues of concern incisively, and to develop effective and systematic methods to resolve them persuasively, is more important than familiarity with mathematical techniques. Staff at more senior levels need to have knowledge and experience of a range of OR and statistical methods. At all levels, OR Analysts are expected to make effective use of computing technology and software.
Listed below are competencies for working in GORS Mainstream analysis (FastStream competencies are similar, but these are listed separately on the FastStream website).
All departments offer a variety of training opportunities. As a new recruit, you'll follow an individually tailored training plan. This may include an induction course, training in the department's computer systems, on-the-job training, technical courses in the skills needed for specific projects, and courses designed to foster management and personal skills.
You will be encouraged to develop your professional expertise by giving talks at conferences and preparing papers for publication. We may sponsor you to take a part-time MSc in Operational Research.