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A New Era For Upskilling: Labour’s Plan to Close the Business Skills Gap
As the UK welcomes a new Labour government, Cambridge Spark looks forward to the renewed focus on training and skills...
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4 Key Tools Used to Cut Data Processing Time
"By applying the analytical skills I learned on the programme, I have automated multiple reliability reports using...
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Instinct to Data-Driven: 5 Steps to Change Senior Attitudes about Data
A recent Forrester Consulting study revealed that businesses using data management tools to make decisions are 58% more...
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5 Crucial Data and AI Skills That Will Advance Your Career
A recent survey conducted by Access Partnership and Amazon Web Services (AWS) found that 73% of employers prioritise...
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Building a Data-Driven Culture: 5 Examples from World-Leading Organisations
David Waller, a partner and the head of data science and analytics for Oliver Wyman Labs, in a 2020 Harvard Business...
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5 Ways to Convince Your Manager to Fund Your Data and AI Training
According to a recent study by IBM, executives estimate that 40% of their workforce will need to reskill as a result of...
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How to Balance Your Organisation’s Budget and Data Skills Shortage
As a nation, we are being challenged by a significant data skills gap within organisations. The role of "Business...
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How to Become a Data Analyst in the UK
As competition between businesses grows and organisations strive to become more data savvy, the need for data analysis...
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5 Ways Data Analytics in Healthcare is Saving Lives
In 2021/22, there were 1.6 million patient interactions with NHS services every day. With so many data points and such...
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8 Benefits of Upskilling With Data Apprenticeships For Organisations
Data apprenticeships have demonstrated transformative benefits for organisations, enhancing productivity, improving...
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5 Ways to Use Big Data to Enhance Higher Education
The global market for big data analytics in higher education was valued at $13.58 billion in 2020 and is estimated to...
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5 Ways Data Analytics Can Boost Your Operational Efficiency
As the old saying goes, “work smarter, not harder”. And data analytics is the perfect example of how organisations like...
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How Data Analytics is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency
Supply chain optimisation may not be the first, or the sexiest, approach that springs to mind when we consider how to...
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5 Data Analytics Skills Marketers are Using to Crush Their Targets
“Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed” Dan Zarrella, former Social Media Scientist, Hubspot.
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5 Ways Finance Analysts Use Data to Transform Financial Services
According to the Robert Half 2024 salary guide, financial analyst is now the most in-demand job in the finance industry.
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Becoming a Data Scientist in the UK: A Guide for Data Analysts
According to Glassdoor, the average data scientist salary in the UK is £52,782, while the average data analyst salary...
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Data Science Degree vs L7 AI Apprenticeship: Which is Best for You?
According to data from Apprenticeship Management System Aptem, enrolment in apprenticeships following the Artificial...
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Leading Business Analyst Apprentices to Success: A Manager’s Guide
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management analysts, which includes business analysts, is...
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Introducing the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship
Cambridge Spark is excited to unveil the pioneering Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship! As a trailblazer in AI and...
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4 Steps to Building a Strong Business Analyst Team With Apprenticeships
According to a recent Gartner. survey, 89% of board directors acknowledge that digital business strategies are integral...
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Data Analytics Recruitment for SMEs: Why Bootcamp Grads Are Gold
Navigating the competitive landscape of today's business world requires a keen edge. And for small- and medium-sized...
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Data Analyst Recruiters: Pros, Cons and Alternatives
Did you know that almost half of new hires fail within the first 18 months of employment? That’s why it’s vital that...
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Recruiting Data Analysts: Strategies for Finding Top Talent
According to research, only 32% of businesses are currently able to extract valuable insights from their data. Imagine,...
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CEO of Cambridge Spark makes The LDC's Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders List
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Founder and CEO, Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, has been recognised as one of...
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HR Data Analysis: A Guide To Optimising Workforce Performance
Analysing HR data plays a crucial role in driving organisational success. Seventy percent of executives view people...
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Cambridge Spark to Deliver Skills Bootcamps to 700 Learners Across England
We're thrilled to announce that we've been awarded a contract by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver Skills...
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The Power of Data Analyst Apprenticeships For Retail Data Analysis
According to a Salesforce report, retail is one industry most at risk of declining profits as consumers rethink their...
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Transforming Healthcare with Data Analyst Apprenticeships
The healthcare industry reporting produces 30% of the world’s data . That’s an astronomical amount, and it’s only set...
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The AI & Data Science Apprenticeship: A Manager's Guide
According to a 2023 report from the World Economic Forum, 75% of companies plan to adopt big data, cloud computing and...
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The Digital Product Manager Apprenticeship: A Manager's Guide
Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, and it’s evolving at an incredible pace. As consumers, we rely so...
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The Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship: A Manager's Guide
A recent survey showed that 99% of businesses are using at least one digital technology in their daily operations, with...
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Introducing the Digital Product Manager Apprenticeship
Cambridge Spark is announcing the launch of our innovative Level 4 Digital Product Manager Apprenticeship! As the first...
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Introducing Cambridge Spark’s Centres of Excellence
Cambridge Spark is expanding its offerings to enable organisations to excel in the age of artificial intelligence (AI)....
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6 Ways Data Analyst Apprenticeships Can Upgrade Your Team
According to “The Future of Jobs Report (2023)” there is expected to be “a 30-35% increase (1.4 million) in demand for...
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The Data Analyst Apprenticeship: A Manager's Guide
Curious about leveraging the benefits of data analysis skills within your business?
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Driving Data Impact in Higher Education: Thoughts from a CDO
Universities have a wealth of data available that can be used to improve enrolment, profitability, student experience,...
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Learners Honoured at BCS IT & Digital Apprenticeship Awards
We’re extremely proud to recognise the Cambridge Spark learners honoured at this year’s BCS IT & Digital Apprenticeship...
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The Data Technician Apprenticeship: A Manager's Guide
Have you been wondering about the advantages of upskilling your team in data literacy? Data upskilling through a Data...
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How to Use HR Data Analytics to Identify Skills Gaps
A study from McKinsey & Company found that a whopping 87% of organisations are experiencing skills gaps within their...
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How data analysis can help retailers through the cost of living crisis
With the rising cost of living affecting almost every person and business on the globe, it’s no surprise that retailers...
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Improve Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Using HR Data
Did you know that highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their employer?
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Using HR Data Analytics to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
Since 2014, McKinsey have released a series of reports that explore the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the...
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How Data Analytics in Healthcare is Improving NHS Wait Times
According to the British Social Attitudes Survey held in 2022, the most common reason why people were dissatisfied with...
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How Data Analytics in Healthcare is Revolutionising Medical Service
Data analysis is booming in every industry. But one of the most significant industries where it’s helping to make huge...
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7 Benefits of Data Analytics in Higher Education
Higher education institutions are facing many challenges today, including decreasing enrollment rates, declining...
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Should You Become a Digital Business Analyst?
Did you know that 98% of businesses see digital transformation as an important part of their future business strategy?...
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Traditional Business Analysts vs. Digital Business Analysts
According to UK salaries data from Glassdoor, the average traditional business analyst earns 8% less than the average,...
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ML and AI Skills Key to Unlocking $1 Trillion in Financial Services Industry
Machine learning and deep learning have recently taken centre stage in industries like healthcare, retail, banking,...
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3 Ways to Source Exceptional Data Engineering Talent
In our recent article The Hidden Costs of Poor Data Quality, we discussed what leads to poor quality data and the...
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5 Sectors Where Business Analysts are Leading Digital Transformation
“At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire...
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World Summit AI - Worth the Hype?
Every October in Amsterdam, World Summit AI, the largest and most influential AI event in the world brings together the...
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The Hidden Costs of Poor Data Quality
“D&A leaders must take pragmatic and targeted actions to improve their enterprise data quality if they want to...
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4 Reasons Business Analysts are Key to Digital Transformation
When it comes to running a business, the only constant is change. Whether you're looking to expand your client base,...
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The Race to Upskill the Retail Sector in Data Science
The digital skills gap is well documented and is being felt across industries - retail included. Organisations are...
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The Difference Between a Data Analyst and a Data Engineer
In a world where ever-growing sources of business data become increasingly critical to maintaining competitive...
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The Top 5 Topics for Professionals Looking to Upskill in Data and AI
The breadth of skills required to deliver end-to-end data science projects are complex and constantly evolving. Data...
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How a Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship Can Accelerate Your Career
Are you a business analyst looking for ways to take your organisation’s digital transformation journey to the next...
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Introducing our new Data Engineer Apprenticeship
We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Level 4 Data Engineer Apprenticeship!
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Cambridge Spark partner with Capita to launch new Data Citizen Bootcamp
Cambridge Spark is delighted to be working with Capita on their Data Citizen bootcamp designed for people inspired to...
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Cambridge Spark partners with City of London to deliver Data Skills Bootcamp
Cambridge Spark is delighted to be working in partnership with the City of London Corporation to deliver a programme of...
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Bridging the Data Skills Gap: the Talent Senior Stakeholders are Looking For
Last year, in a government research report carried out to quantify the UK’s data skills gap, the introduction stated...
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5 Reasons Business Analysts Should Learn Data Skills
Are you a business analyst who is looking to future-proof your career development? Or maybe you're looking for ways to...
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The Difference Between a Business Analyst and a Data Analyst
According to Forbes businesses using data analytics including business analytics are 23 times more likely to top their...
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The Skills You Need to Become a Data Analyst
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Data Analysts vs Data Scientists - What's the difference?
Data Science and AI technologies are already having a major impact on business and society — from early and accurate...
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5 Business Benefits of Data Analyst Apprenticeships
Your business is producing incredible amounts of data on a daily basis: about customers, user experience, web traffic,...
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Data Analysts: Who are they and What do they do?
In the last decade, there’s been a massive surge in the adoption of data analytics to transform and optimise business...
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Why Economists Should Embrace Data Science
Economists can make great data scientists and complement the skillsets of Data Scientists who have other backgrounds. I...
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Studying Data Science via an apprenticeship
So, you want to upskill in Data Science. Great! The question is, what’s the best way to go about doing that? Whether...
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How data analysts are adding value to businesses in every sector
Data analysts are in high demand across all sectors as more and more businesses are working to harness their data to...
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Python vs Excel for Data Analysis
Excel has been a firm favourite for working professionals for many years and for good reason. Its wide capabilities and...
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Introducing our new Data Analysis Foundation Certificate
We are thrilled to announce that we have added a brand-new offering to our suite of short-form commercial training...
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Introducing our new Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship
We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Level 4 Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship!
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Cambridge Spark launch first cohort of the NHS Data Citizen Apprenticeship
Cambridge Spark and the NHS Leadership Academy are working in partnership to deliver the first cohort of the NHS Data...
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MasterStart and Cambridge Spark partner to expand data science education offering
South African edtech MasterStart and UK-based Cambridge Spark have launched a partnership that will provide...
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Why develop Data Science & AI strategic capability in your organisation?
In this article, Cambridge Spark's CEO and Founder, Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, explains how to build capability that...
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Apprenticeships: future proofing the workforce and promoting diversity in data science & AI
The world of work is changing fast. Data is the new currency and language, and it's everywhere. Yet many organisations...
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The Year of MLOps
In this article, Cambridge Spark's CEO and Founder, Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, explains what MLOps is and why it is crucial...
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5 data science skills your business needs - and how to get them
Data science can add enormous value to any business. It’s not just relevant for data-driven departments and roles, but...
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The benefits of 'learning by doing' in data science training
Many companies are choosing to build their data science capabilities from within, by upskilling their existing staff....
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6 benefits of virtual learning for data science training
It’s an exciting time for people working in data science. Around 90% of the world’s data has been generated over the...
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Top 10 FAQ's Employers have About the Data Analyst Apprenticeship
The Apprenticeship Levy is making it easier for companies to upskill their employees with the tools and knowledge to...
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Choosing a Data Analyst Apprenticeship Training Provider: 7 Tips for Employers
Upskilling your team with a Data Analyst Apprenticeship can help you build the internal capabilities your company needs...
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Predicting Diabetes Progression Based on BMI, Using Linear Regression
In this tutorial, we will consider a very simple linear regression model, which is the backbone of several time series...
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The Apprenticeship Levy: helping companies fill the digital skills gap
The digital skills gap is being felt by businesses in every sector. 75% of UK executives are experiencing challenges in...
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Word Embeddings in Python with Spacy and Gensim
Word embeddings are vector representations of words, which can then be used to train models for machine learning.
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Neural Networks in Python: From Sklearn to PyTorch and Probabilistic Neural Networks
This tutorial covers different concepts related to neural networks with Sklearn and PyTorch. Neural networks have...
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Introduction to Text Classification
In this tutorial, we will explore a basic workflow to train and evaluate a model to classify text. Note that there are...
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Implementing your own recommender systems in Python
Nowadays, recommender systems are used to personalize your experience on the web, telling you what to buy, where to eat...
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Apprenticeship Series: The Age of Apprenticeships
So far this blog has been based on my perspective, so I asked my colleagues from a range of training programmes, to...
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Data Processing with Pandas Dataframe
The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to process data with Pandas DataFrame.
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Apprenticeship Series: Fear of the Unknown
Welcome to October, the month of Halloween and all things scary. Something that has been worrying me recently is the...
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An introduction to Uber’s new CoordConv architecture and its applications. 
In 2018, Uber AI Labs developed a new layer for the deep learning practitioner: CoordConv. This concept was explained...
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Apprenticeships Series: Why Trust Training Providers?
Welcome to my third blog on all things apprenticeships. This month will discuss why should employers trust...
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Applied Data Science Bootcamp Graduation, London - 14th September 2019
Saturday 14th September 2019 marked a special day for a group of individuals who have embarked on a six-month journey,...
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Closing My Skills Gap With Data Science
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Six Data Science Podcasts You Need to Listen to
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IMC student events
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Apprenticeship Series: Fired Up About Diversity
Welcome to my second blog on all things apprenticeships. This month I’m burning to get you fired up and to spark some...
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My Summer Internship at Cambridge Spark
Olivia competed against hundreds of applicants to land a 12-week Data Science internship within the technical team at...
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Data Science: MSc or Bootcamp
This article might help you decide your next career choice. If you're unsure whether to do a Masters in Data Science or...
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From Entomologist to Data Scientist
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Six Free E-Books: Introductions to Python and Data Science
Take a look at the books we’ve chosen to help you develop and let us know what you think, or even if you’d like to see...
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Meet Matt: Our New Digital Marketing Analyst
Matt joined Cambridge Spark's commercial team in Cambridge to work on the digital marketing strategy for the business,...
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Fast-track to Data Science
An interview with Applied Data Science Bootcamp graduate, Amanda Borg, on her journey of landing a new job as an...
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Apprenticeship Series: Apprenticeships, Degrees & Politics
This is the first instalment to the Apprenticeship Series, which aims to provide updates and insights into changes...
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Data Science Interviews: Unipart on Hiring
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Utilising Data Science in Finance
An interview with Applied Data Scientist Bootcamp graduate, Damien Yahi, on his experience with Cambridge Spark and how...
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Upskilling yourself as a Data Scientist
An interview with Applied Data Science Bootcamp graduate, Paulina Figol, on her journey of upskilling herself as a Data...
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Meet Christina: Our New Account Executive
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Meet Elisa: Our New Account Executive
Elisa joined Cambridge Spark's commercial team in Cambridge to help our students and those interested in data science...
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Leveraging Data Science in Luxury eCommerce
An interview with Applied Data Science Bootcamp Alumnus and Senior Customer Insight Analyst, Andonis Pavlidis.
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From Investment Management to Data Science
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Meet Judit: Our New Office Manager
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Brexit and Data Science
What can we make of the indicative votes in parliament? If you're following the Brexit process (who isn't in the UK!),...
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An Introduction to Plotting
Introduction I'm a teaching assistant for several MSc courses, covering natural language processing, natural language...
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Women in Programming
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Data Science Interviews: Cytora on Hiring
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6 Essential Tools for Data Science
Thanks to the incredibly active Data Science community, open source tools and libraries have become more trusted,...
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Meet Tony: Our New Commercial Manager
Cambridge Spark is changing the way people learn Data Science and Software Engineering, and we're hiring driven and...
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Introducing Students to Careers in Data Science and Engineering
On the 24th November, we welcomed students from various universities based within the UK to our ‘Machine Learning in...
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How to Become a Data Scientist (with no Programming Experience)
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Writing Impactful CV’s for Data Science roles
Your CV is often the first impression employers get of you. As with face-to-face meetings, impressions are created...
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Build Your Own Skip-Gram Embeddings to Use in a Neural Network
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Applying Data Science to the Telecoms Industry
An interview with Matt Roberts, Strategic Analytics Manager at GiffGaff and Applied Data Science Online Bootcamp...
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Project Partner Case Study: Entomics
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Bringing Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing to Software Development
We spoke with Daniel Palma, Product Owner at Ocado Technologies, to talk about his experience of the six-month...
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From Business Analyst to Data Scientist
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What do companies look for when hiring Data Science candidates?
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From Data Analyst to Data Scientist
Helping individuals upskill and become more employable is at the heart of what we do. Our part-time, Applied Data...
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Learning Data Science as a Software Engineer
Sunny is a senior software engineer working in the energy sector. He completed the Applied Data Science Bootcamp to...
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Data Science Interviews: FiveAI on Hiring
This interview forms the first part of an ongoing series which will provide insight into the Data Science sphere,...
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Data Science Interviews: causaLens on Hiring
An interview with Maksim Sipos, CTO at causaLens This interview forms the second part of our ongoing ‘Data Science...
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Practical Introduction to Recommender Systems
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Deploying a machine learning model to the web
Data scientists often have to communicate results to other people. In my case, my supervisors might want to see some...
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Collecting web data without an API
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to extract data from Wikipedia pages. If you’ve ever gone through an online...
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A brief overview of big data machine learning and feature selection
I am sure that lately all of you have been hearing a lot about Machine Learning and I guess if you are here, you are...
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EDA and interactive figures with Plotly
A crucial step of any machine learning attempt is getting a good impression of your dataset. Exploratory data analysis...
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Quick Panda tricks every Data Scientist should know
If you are new to the world of data science, Python's Pandas libraries are some of the best tools for quick data...
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Getting started with regression and decision trees
Regression analysis is one of the approaches in the Machine Learning toolbox. It is widely used in many fields but its...
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From simple regression to multiple regression with decision trees
In the previous post, Getting Started with Regression and Decision Trees, you learned how to use decision trees to...
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Implementing your own knearest neighbour algorithm using python
In machine learning, you may often wish to build predictors that allows to classify things into categories based on...
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Getting started with XGBoost
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From Web Technical Lead to Data Science
An interview with Applied Data Science Bootcamp graduate, Sanjay Hallan, on his journey of landing a Data Science role...
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10 Things you’ve wondered about Data Science — FAQ #1.
As companies embrace the need to become “data-driven,” career opportunities in data science are increasingly available....
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Acing the Data Science Interview: HR & competency interviews
This opinion post forms the second of our three part series ‘The Data Science Interview’ series, focusing on preparing...
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Acing the Data Science interview: preparation and tests
This opinion post forms one of three parts of the ‘Data Science Interview series, focusing on preparing for an...
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Acing the Data Science Interview: on the day
This opinion post forms the final part of our three part series ‘the Data Science interview’, written by expert guest...
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A Beginners Guide to Kaggle Competitions
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