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Data skills in the workplace

Geographical data skills are valued in many workplaces. Watch the videos and follow the link below to a series of workplace case studies.

Christopher Blanchett is the Senior Weather Presenter at BBC Scotland. He gave us a tour of the studios in Glasgow and told us all about his role there. In addition to providing careers information, the video can be shown in the classroom when studying weather and climate at GCSE and A Level. We have included information about the use of data for weather forecasting and shown different examples of maps and charts. 

Follow the BBC Scotland Weather Team on Twitter @BBCScotWeather  

Anup Patel is an Associate Director at Seven, independent project and programme leaders in corporate real estate. Anup makes use of a wide range of data associated with the occupation of real estate. This can be analysed to help global occupiers of real estate decide which projects to carry out and how to ensure they are successful. He was interviewed in the Council Room at RGS-IBG.

Sophie Large graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012 after studying Geography (BSc Hons) and Commercial Project Management (MSc). After graduation, Sophie joined global engineering consultancy firm Atkins and has worked across multiple sectors, before transferring to the Middle East to work as a Management Consultant in the energy sector in Abu Dhabi.

Follow this link to the interview.

Shelley Portet works in social media marketing as the Community Director at 1000heads. Shelley uses data on audience demographics, search trends and social network data to help find content opportunities for brands. 

 Workplace studies: An introduction

Workplace studies: Matt Foote is the Catastrophe and Exposure Manager at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, working on the quantification of catastrophic and extreme risk for insurance.

Workplace studies: Rob Sharpe is the Training and Education Services Manager at works at Esri UK.

Workplace studies: Mark Berry works at the Environment Agency, preparing for and managing river flood incidents in the Thames Basin.

Workplace studies: Members of Hertfordshire County Council talk about how they use data and quantitative skills in their work.

Workplace studies: Steve Hulme, the International Chief Financial Officer at CapitalOne Bank.

Marielle O’Lone is the Senior GIS Consultant at Mouchel. Marielle has over 13 years’ experience in the planning, management and implementation of large GIS projects.

Ashley Parry Jones is the lead Technical Director for Infrastructure and Environment business at Mouchel.

Ian McGuinness is the Geospatial Specialist at Knight Frank and also an Army Reservist.

Clare Hadley is Policy and Engagement Manager at Ordnance Survey.


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