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Find Inspiration
Get Data
Create Your Viz
Share It
The Interview

The Process

Join Tableau
1. Join Tableau

Join the community and download Tableau Public by creating a new account. For tips on how to get started, these videos are great.

Find Inspiration
2. Find Inspiration

From all previously successful submissions, to the Tableau Public Gallery, there are brilliant examples for you to look at and research. Need more inspiration, check out Coach Andy’s page to see what previous cohorts have created to get into The Data School.

Get Data
3. Get Data

Choose any data set you want! We mean it; from politics to sport, TV and popular culture. Tableau provide many data sets on their resources page. Still unsure  of what data to use? Check out the 90+ datasets available on the Makeover Monday website or our list of Tableau Ready Datasets. Our top tip is to find data that interests you.

Create Your Viz
4. Create Your Viz

Now the fun begins! Once you have your data set, you can begin creating your winning viz! Once it’s ready, publish it for all to see. Need help? Get in touch with any of the team or coaches! We’re more than happy to give advice and guidance. There are plenty of training videos on Tableau Public and tons of tips written by our consultants past and present.

Share It
5. Share It

Once your work is live on Tableau Public and collecting love from the community, click on ‘Apply Now’ button below for the cohort you wish to apply for! Let our team of coaches help improve your viz. We review all visualisations sent our way and if you get it in early, we’ll provide feedback for you to make it even better. While you’re at it, send us a nice note too. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

6. Interview

If we see passion, creativity and a flair for data, we'll follow up with you personally and invite you in for an interview with the team.

Submit Your Application

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    Frequently asked questions

    When will the application process for the next intake start?

    We are always accepting applications and you may apply for any open cohort at any time. When applying, be sure to specify if you are applying for the February, June or October cohort. Please be sure you are registered on our mailing list to receive all of the details.

    Do successful applicants to the school have to pay for tuition?

    No; you will be paid to attend the Data School. You will become an employee of The Information Lab on a fixed term contract for 28 months. Expect to spend four (4) months in the Data School and then the remainder of the time working on placements with clients.

    Can The Information Lab provide sponsorship for individuals without working visas?

    Not currently. We may offer this in the future.

    What kind of clients can I expect to get placements/consult with?

    Expect to work for clients who have large data problems. Whilst these could occur in just about any industry sector, we anticipate placements being with large financial services clients, as well as retail and media clients.

    What’s the time commitment?

    A place at the Data School is a full time role. We don’t expect it to feel like work though, we expect it to be a lot of fun!

    Do I get some kind of certification/qualification?

    There is no formal qualification planned from the Data School. You will, however, be expected to take certification exams in Tableau Server, Tableau Desktop and Alteryx Designer.

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