Who we are
The Government Operational Research Service is one of the Civil Service Professions. Operational Research provides a clear understanding of problems and applies mathematical, scientific and facilitative methods to analyse a wide range of real-world issues. Analysts offer rigorous, objective and practical analytical support to decision makers.
What we do
Operational research is about working with policy makers and managers to solve tomorrow's problems today. It calls for scientific methods of analysis and a systematic exploration of the quantifiable aspects of problems.
Find out more about the Government Operational Department on their website.
This event will outline the opportunities for physicists in Government Operational Research Service (GORS), explaining how Operational Research will give you the opportunity to use the skills you have developed as a physicist and outlining what you can expect from an OR career in Government. We will also explain how you can apply to GORS and provide top tips on preparing your application.
Members – free
non-members – £30
Apply to become a member through the membership pages of the IOP website.
Membership is free for undergraduate students studying for a first degree in physics or a related subject, and £21 a year for postgraduate students.