The Government Economic Service (GES) will begin accepting applications for the GES centrally-run sandwich student placement scheme for 2013-14 on Monday 15 October at 9am. 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 have now been published on the website
The opening date for applications is Monday 15 October, and the latest closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 October. The scheme will close before the latest closing date when we have received 200 applications, 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.