Government Economic Service Summer Scheme 2023

Government Economic Service & Social Research Profession

Birmingham, Darlington, East Kilbride, Fareham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newport (Gwent), Sheffield

Application Deadline

Are you interested in finding out more about the work of an economist in Government? Would you like to be part of projects which have an impact on our economy? Want to gain some experience which will stand out on your CV before finishing your degree course? Well, then, this is the scheme for you!

Question and Answer Session

Interested in finding out more about being an economist in government? Want to apply for this role, but not sure if it is for you?

Attend our Question and Answer (Q&A) session from 12:00 noon to 12:45pm, Tuesday 14 March 2023 on Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting

We will give you:

Information regarding a career in Government economics and in the Civil Service

  • An outline of the recruitment process for the scheme
  • Our tips on filling out the application form

Job description

Key objectives for the role include:

  • Gaining knowledge and skills of government economics
  • Experience of working in the Civil Service
  • Working alongside experienced government economists
  • Raise awareness of the job opportunities available

Please see the job pack for further information.

Person specification

The Government Economic Service (GES) Summer Scheme is aimed at economics students who are considering a career in the GES after graduation and would like to know more about the Civil Service. These placements are for up to 12 weeks and take place over the 2023 summer period.


Applicants must be studying for a degree in economics or a joint degree where economics comprises at least 50% of the course so far.

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

Where we have asked for candidates to provide a name-blind (anonymous) CV, you will need to ensure you clearly list your year 1 and 2 (year 3 if applicable) degree modules, number of credits per module per year, clearly marking which module is Economics by putting 'econ' next to the modules and your first year degree grade.

You do not need to list your GCSE’s or A-Levels.

Please refer to the Application Guidance attached.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

During the application process you will be asked to complete an online numeracy test.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 20th March 2023

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