SAS Future Analysts

Get your students ahead of the curve by increasing their awareness and familiarity with data analytics.

SAS UK have identified a gap in the employment market for those who understand AI, and want to actively help the next generation develop the skills needed to succeed as potential Data Analysts of the future.

Employers across the UK are keen to recruit those with hard data skills - recent Government figures show that there currently are 215,000 vacancies for this kind of role.

Year 12
Year 13
20 students
3 x 2-hour workshops
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What's involved?

Students taking part in these workshops get hands-on with data and gain a unique insight into how it can be used to tackle key global issues with fun and engaging activities. Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of the ways in which data analytics is central to the vast majority of professional sectors in the UK.
  • Network with professionals at SAS UK to learn from experts in the field about what a data career looks like.
  • Develop core transferable and employability skills such as teamwork and problem-solving.
  • Get hands on experience of working with data and seeing how it is used in work environments by having access to core data concepts such as crowdsourcing and comparative analysis.

Sessions are led by an expert Talent Foundry facilitator and include the direct input of volunteers from SAS UK.

About SAS

SAS is a software analytics company supporting public and private sector organisations to analyse and manage large sets of data. SAS' goal is to change the world with analytics and are aiming to be the best analytics company in the world.

They use AI (artificial intelligence) to predict data and allow customers to make smarter choices when reaching out to their consumers. SAS works with thousands of companies, 88 of which are in the Top 100 of the 2021 Fortune 500 list.

Some examples of SAS’ support for their customers:

  • SAS has worked with the clothing brand Levi-Strauss. Through analytics, SAS software can predict the interest in a new product, and support Levi’s to make accurate decisions regarding production levels. This enables the fashion brand to gain a competitive advantage over its rivals.
  • SAS uses data and analytics to address humanitarian issues and poverty. For instance, SAS data analysis has been used to provide shelter for those affected by earthquakes and other natural disasters in a timely and impactful manner.
  • Nationwide used SAS software to analyse their marketing communications and identify that they were sending their customers too many emails. When they addressed this they saw a significant improvement in customer satisfaction.

Who's this suitable for?

This programme is available to students in Years 12 - 13, or S4/S5/ S6 in Scotland.

Students must:

  • Be studying at least one of the following: Maths, IT or computer science.

Places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).

Following confirmation of booking, the school should ensure that adequate numbers of staff are present during the workshop, and that the agreed number of students take part.

Where is this delivered?

This programme is primarily delivered in school.

Gatsby benchmarks

Gatsby benchmark 2Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby benchmark 5Encounters with employers and employees

Make an enquiry

Step 1 - Phone our Schools Engagement Team

Phone our Schools Engagement Team on 0207 148 0934 to check eligibility*.

*Places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).

Step 2 - Submit an online enquiry

Make an online enquiry