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The Data School has some of the best Tableau and Alteryx consultants to help maximise the return on your team's license investment.

Data School consultants are available for 6 months at a time throughout the year from London, UK and Sydney, Australia.

Find your passion for analytics

Recruiting from a wide range of backgrounds, the Data School trains people to use Tableau and Alteryx - best-in-class business intelligence tools - before placing them with some of The Information Lab’s best clients, such as UBS, PwC, LNER and Inmarsat.

Learn from the best

The Data School is part of The Information Lab in the UK and MIP in Australia, which are award winning partners of both Tableau and Alteryx. Whether in London or in Sydney, you will learn from consultants and coaches with many years of experience.

  • Supported throughout

    If you do not feel supported, you will not be in a great place to learn. At the Data School there are no dumb questions and everyone is encouraged to help each other. We match this ethos with a robust internal support structure ensuring you are supported throughout your time with us.

  • Paid to learn

    We believe learning and starting a new career should not be limited to those who can afford to spend years at an unpaid internship. You will be paid the same on your first day of training as when you are a full time data consultant helping our awesome clients.

  • Top 100 Company

    Personal growth and development, looking after our employees’ wellbeing and a strong, supportive internal culture have helped us gain 3 stars in The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Small Companies awards for 2 years running.

Be your best self

All our passion, our innovation, and our love of data comes from our team. Everyone is given the space and support they need to develop and be the best they can be.

  • Active in the community

    Both Tableau and Alteryx have some of the most active and helpful users in the entire data community. At The Data School we really appreciate the awesome resource that is available to help us learn and everyone at The Data School is encouraged to give back. Many of the team have become well known community champions, enabling them to progress into some amazing roles once they leave us.

  • Flexibility to explore

    It is hard to discover new interests without the freedom to explore. Our structured learning will ground you in Tableau and Alteryx, but where you develop after that can be up to you; whether honing visual design, investigating cartography or developing coding and data science skills, there will be space for you to find and develop your passion.

  • Join the Data School Alumni

    One day you will leave The Data School, but we will never say "Goodbye". On the day you move onto your next role you'll join our ever growing community of data lovers who've gone before you. We'll even provide the online community so you're never too far away from past friends and colleagues.

New skills & a new career

The Data School alumni have gone on to work across a variety of different industries in a number of different roles, from building storm warning systems to protect business assets to analyse some of the world's best footballers. Some of them have also stayed with us, reaching Zen Master or Alteryx Ace status as consultants or branching off and founding new offices! Most importantly, many of them have also come from different careers, and used their new found expertise at The Data School to join new industries entirely, or to return and revolutionise.

BCG
JLL
KPMG
National Trust
PWC
UBS

Frequently asked questions

When will the application process for the next intake start?

We are always accepting applications and you may apply for any open cohort at any time. When applying, be sure to specify if you are applying for the February, June or October cohort. Please be sure you are registered on our mailing list to receive all of the details.

Do successful applicants to the school have to pay for tuition?

No; you will be paid to attend the Data School. You will become an employee of The Information Lab on a fixed term contract for 28 months. Expect to spend four (4) months in the Data School and then the remainder of the time working on placements with clients.

Can The Information Lab provide sponsorship for individuals without working visas for the UK?

Not currently. We may offer this in the future.

What kind of clients can I expect to get placements/consult with?

Expect to work for clients who have large data problems. Whilst these could occur in just about any industry sector, we anticipate placements being with large financial services clients, as well as retail and media clients.

What’s the time commitment?

A place at the Data School is a full time role. We don’t expect it to feel like work though, we expect it to be a lot of fun!

Do I get some kind of certification/qualification?

There is no formal qualification planned from the Data School. You will, however, be expected to take certification exams in Tableau Server, Tableau Desktop and Alteryx Designer.