The Government Economic Service will be opening applications for its sandwich placements scheme 2012/13 on Monday 10 October 2011.
The placements are aimed at economics students who are seriously considering a career in the GES after graduation.
The list of participating Departments and job descriptions will be published on the website in mid-late September. Please note that there may be fewer vacancies available than in previous years.
The latest closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14 October. However, the scheme will close before the latest closing date when a sufficient number of applications have been received, and this will be notified on the GES website. It is therefore in the student’s interest to submit their application as soon as possible after the opening date. Applications submitted after the scheme has closed will not be accepted. Applicants not studying for a recognised sandwich degree course must have permission from their university to undertake a year placement. Tutor signatures will no longer be required at the initial application stage – this is to speed up the process. Instead, students will be asked to provide a reference from their university economics tutor, confirming their suitability, at the invite to interview stage. Although they will not be accepting applications until October, more information about the scheme itself has now been published on their website
This is to allow studentrs to prepare over the summer to apply when they return to university.