Skilled data scientists are in great demand on the European job market currently and PhDs with analytical backgrounds make excellent data scientists.

This five week workshop trains analytical PhDs and scientists in the commercial tools and techniques needed to be hired into data science roles. The aim of the workshop is to create a pipeline of high quality, commercial data science talent.

Workshop Overview

Solve a real-life, big data problem

We believe in learning by doing.
The main coursework will be to complete a real life big data problem supplied by our sponsor companies. The project, which will run in parallel throughout the five weeks, will be solved in teams of 3-4 and should take approximately 4 weeks of full time work.

Practical, professional development

Through the project you will get specific in-depth knowledge and skills on a particular big data topic. Additionally, to give you a breadth of knowledge, the curriculum is supplemented with approximately 30 hours of lectures and exercises in a range of data and software topics as well as professional development and business skills.

Five week duration

The program lasts for approximately five weeks, with lectures and exercises running in parallel to the project work. The projects will be presented by the team at the end of the five weeks. Week four will also see a one-day networking event, introducing companies interested in hiring in this sector. Expect an intense but exciting experience.

Who can apply?

The following minimum criteria will be required for interested applicants:

Applications for S2DS 2015 are now closed. You can stay informed about future events and general data science topics by signing up to the S2DS Newsletter.


Marks & Spencer joins the S2DS 2015 programme as a Gold partner

28 April 2015

The team organising S2DS is proud to announce that Marks & Spencer (M&S) is joining S2DS 2015 as a Gold Sponsor.

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Interested in sponsoring or hiring from S2DS?

Sponsorship at different levels is possible, either as a full sponsor for the whole workshop, or as a recruitment participant. Sponsorship typically involves supplying a data science project for the students to work on, as well as financial support for the running of the school.

The one day company networking event will be held in the last week of the workshop and participating companies will be given the opportunity to present their business and job opportunities to the participants at special stands.

If you are interested in sponsorship please contact us.

For a list of our S2DS 2014 sponsors, see this page.

Below is the current list of sponsors for S2DS 2015. Check back regularly as we will add more sponsors continuously.

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Startup Sponsors
Educational Partner


Please get in touch.

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0207 788 4711