Enterprise data science software maker Dataiku has partnered with technology staffing firm Kubrick Group to tackle the UK’s data skills gap.

It is estimated that there will be a need for 157,000 new Big Data and data science workers by 2020.

The number of available and qualified workers is far below what is required, often forcing companies to look abroad to fill their data technology positions.

The partnership will train top quality mathematics, physics and computer science graduates in the latest Big Data engineering, data science and data analytics technologies.

Following an external accreditation, the trainees will become consultants and join Kubrick Group clients to help them tackle data challenges and effectively extract value from their data.

“We are excited by the opportunities presented by this partnership,” said Simon Walker, managing partner of Kubrick Group.

“Dataiku is an incredible tool, which will allow our people to be greater equipped for our clients.”

The consultants will be supported and developed throughout the two-year programme with training, coaching and pastoral care to maximise value for the client.

After the two years, the client has the option of keeping the consultant as a permanent member of resource for no extra fee.

“We are happy to announce this partnership with Kubrick Group and provide the technology, resources and materials to help train the next generation of highly skilled UK data scientists,” said Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku.