How to apply for a Government Social Research sandwich student placement

Guidance for students who wish to apply for a place on the Government Social Research (GSR) sandwich student placement scheme.


GSR Sandwich student application guidance (for information)

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GSR Sandwich Student Placements 2018-19

This scheme is now closed. The next scheme will be advertised here in Summer 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for GSR sandwich placements, applicants must be studying for, or already attained, a social science degree with a substantial research methods component. They must be on course for, or have recently attained, a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree. Further information on the eligibility criteria and completing the application form will be available closer to the time the next scheme will open in 2018.

Equal Opportunities

The Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities employer. Candidates with disabilities (as defined in the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act) can choose to declare on their application form that they require adjustments at interview, for which we can make a range of provisions. Please contact us should you have any questions regarding this – we would be happy to help.

We are interested in your skills and aptitudes. We have no preferences for particular backgrounds or universities. We want to reflect the diversity of the country we serve.

Published 16 September 2015
Last updated 25 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. GSR 2018/19 application form, job descriptions and application guidance has been added
  2. Information for GSR Sandwich Student Placements 2018-19 has been added
  3. The Government Social Research 2017-18 sandwich student placement scheme is now closed.
  4. CoP has been added to the application form and job description.
  5. HMRC job description has been added.
  6. scheme opening date has been added. application form in word format and sample job descriptions have also been added.
  7. Information on how to apply for a 2017-18 Government Social Research sandwich student placement
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