When you’re working for the Government Economic Service (GES), you can have an impact on almost any aspect of life and business today.
The UK’s largest recruiter of economists, with over 1,400 professionals in more than 30 departments and agencies, the GES is involved in all aspects of government policy. Its role is to establish the economic pros and cons behind some of society’s biggest issues. The GES aims to recruit around 180 Economist Fast Streamers in the 2013 competition.
Join the GES as a Fast Stream Economist, and you will have the chance to develop your expertise through postings in a range of government departments or agencies, and sometimes even overseas.
In the long term, your progress will depend on your performance, although we would expect you to advance to Economic Adviser within four to five years.
What are we looking for?
To apply, you will need to have achieved or be predicted to achieve at least a 2:1 degree or postgraduate degree in economics. We will also accept a joint degree if 50% of the course modules are in economics. These modules must include macro and micro economics.
We’re looking for people with a firm grasp of the fundamental core macro and micro economic principles, and the ability to apply economics to practical problems. You will also need to be able to communicate complex economics ideas to non-economists.
For more information about the Economist Fast Stream please visit www.civilservice.gov.uk/ges