The Government Economic Service (GES) Summer Vacation Placement Scheme 2019

The Government Economic Service (GES) will begin accepting applications for the centrally run summer student placement scheme for 2019 from 12pm Tuesday 05 February to 12pm on Thursday 14th February 2019. The placements are aimed at economics students who are seriously considering a career in the Government Economic Service after graduation. The list of participating Departments and the Word version of the application form are available on the website.

Applications submitted after the scheme has closed will not be accepted.

This scheme is only open to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and who are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class degree.

Students will be asked to provide a reference from their university economics tutor, confirming their suitability, at the invite to interview stage.

The placements start in summer 2019 and will last between 6-12 weeks during the Summer holidays (usually between July-September). Salaries vary from Department to Department and are listed on the job descriptions.

To be eligible, applicants must be

A UK national, Commonwealth citizen, or a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), and

Studying for a degree in economics or, if it is a joint degree, the degree must comprise at least 50% of the total course in economics.

Applications will only be considered on the standard Word application form, which is available on the website. In sifting the applications to decide which candidates to invite for interview, particular weight will be attached to the sections on competencies, extra-curricular activities and career choice.

Candidates who are successful at the sift stage are likely to be invited for interview in the period of March to April (Interview dates vary by departments).

For full details, eligibility requirements, the application form, and profiles of some of our previous sandwich students go to:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-apply-for-a-government-economic-service-summer-vacation-placement

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