On Furlough? Resources for Data Talent

Temporary layoffs are an unfortunate reality for many of our clients and candidates at this time.

It’s not a reflection on ‘how well one does as a business’ or ‘how good one is at their job as an individual’, it’s the harsh reality of this situation we are in as the result of an economic downturn. Furlough doesn’t discriminate. But what to do during this time?

Here, we’ve collected a whole bunch of online resources and courses recommended by the experts, as well as our existing internal guides that might take the interest of data-savvy people and those looking to upskill within this sector.


Make the best of your time by expanding on what you love and teaching yourself something. Some resources here that might be useful.

You can also take a look at our Data Employment guides, to figure out skill sets in demand, key trends, salary benchmarks and more.


Some blogs that we’ve been told are useful, here.

Listen and Watch

Learn new things and multi-task at the same time. Here, a collection of some data-focused podcasts and webinars to keep you educated and entertained during your furlough time.

Join Online Meetups & Data Communities

Communities and meetups are a great way of learning new skills, connecting with other data professionals and finding out more about where our industry is going next.

We hope you find something useful in this blog to pass on. If you have any resources to add we’d love to hear from you.

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Head of Data

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Alex Cosgrove