From Web Design to Welsh Government

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Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn, but what do they actually involve?! James, an alumni apprentice from our recent DDaT scheme is here to tell you.

How I got here

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Before joining Welsh Government I had been working as a self-employed web designer for 10 years. I was good at making websites for small businesses, but I really wanted to expand my knowledge and learn more about all aspects of digital. I was also unhappy with how unpredictable being self-employed was and wanted to build a more stable career for myself and my family.

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Chief statistician’s update:  understanding COVID-19 infection rates in Wales

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Last week, Wales, along with other UK nations, announced that if you have a positive lateral flow test result, you no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test. This type of policy change can have a knock-on impact on COVID-19 data. This blog aims to explain these changes and gives advice on interpreting data over the coming days and weeks.

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Let’s get ethical

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Have you ever found yourself binge watching something for hours on end, because Netflix recommended it? Has unlocking your phone just by looking at it become the norm for you?

What if the public sector started using data in this way? What if our bin collections were based not on rotas but on when smart sensors said they were full? What if library cards were a thing of the past and borrowing books was based on facial recognition software?

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