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Life at the ONS

Find out what our colleagues think about working at the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Two women smiling engaged in conversation in one of the relaxed the ONS cafe seating meeting areas. They are sat facing each other at a white table in modern upholstered chairs. One woman gestures with her laptop open in front of her while sat opposite the other woman smiles.

At the ONS, we share data and analysis about some of the most important issues facing the UK. We can only do this by employing the right people, supporting our colleagues and creating a brilliant place to work.

We put people at the heart of everything we do. Here’s what our colleagues think about life at the ONS.

“The ONS really practices what it preaches in terms of work-life balance and hybrid working.”

Patrick – Head of Data Journalism

Why it’s great to work at the ONS

We know life is full of ups and downs and there will be times when you need support.

With flexible working, you can choose to spend some of your time working from home, as well as in one of our offices. So, you can make the most of your time, whether you’re a parent, a carer or a gym enthusiast. And flexitime at the ONS means you can agree a working pattern that’s best for both you and us.

You can also enjoy exclusive deals and discounts, plus rewards that recognise your success.

For two years running, our colleagues voted us the best employer for work-life balance in the annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.

I needed some adjustments for the way that I work and the ONS tailored these to my needs.

Nilo – Technical Trainer

Making the workplace accessible for everyone

We want everyone’s working day to be comfortable and welcoming. That’s why we offer our colleagues a range of workplace adjustments. You can benefit from a more supportive chair, an adaptable desk, a screen reader or even a British Sign Language interpreter.

We’re proud to celebrate diversity, with groups and networks across the ONS that can help to educate and engage people on equality, inclusion and diversity.

“I had previous experience in business change but landing at the ONS was the perfect home for me to develop and grow.”

Matt – Business Change Manager

Working at the ONS offices

We recognise that work can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. At our offices in Newport, Titchfield, London, Darlington, Manchester and Edinburgh, we want everyone’s experience to be positive and meaningful.

So, we’ve built a workplace that’s designed to support flexible working. Whether you need somewhere to concentrate or collaborate, you will always find a space that suits your needs.

Like what you see?

If you want your contribution to truly count, come and join us.