Guidance for students who wish to apply for a place on the Government Social Research (GSR) sandwich student placement scheme.
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GSR Sandwich Student Placements 2018-19
The Government Economic & Social Research Team will be running a 12-month sandwich student placement scheme for social research students whose degree contains a substantial research methods component in 2018-19. The scheme will open for applications at 12.00pm on Tuesday 31 October 2017
Please note: The application form above is in PDF for information only so you can prepare for your application. The form will be available in word format from Wednesday 25th October.
To be eligible 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. More information on the eligibility criteria and completing the application form can be found in our Application Process and Guidance.
How to Apply
A pdf application form is attached for information. A Word format of the form will be available nearer to when the scheme opens. Job descriptions will be uploaded in the coming week.
When the scheme opens, you will need to email your completed application form (in Word format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘GSR Sandwich Student Placements 2018-19 application’ in the subject field. Please note that the scheme will close on Thursday 02 November 2017 at 12.00pm and no other applications will be accepted after this time so it is in your interest to submit your application as soon as possible after the opening date/time.
Candidates are asked to list their Departmental preferences on the application form. Those who are successful at the sift stage are advised that they will not necessarily receive their highest preference of Department as some are more popular than others. Occasionally, a Department might withdraw from the scheme before placements are offered. In such cases, candidates allocated to that department will be placed in a reserve pool.
Candidates who are successful at the sift stage are likely to be invited for interview at one of the participating Departments. Interviews are likely to take place in November/December 2017 and are done on a face-to-face basis.
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
Updated: 2 October 2017
- Information for GSR Sandwich Student Placements 2018-19 has been added
- The Government Social Research 2017-18 sandwich student placement scheme is now closed.
- CoP has been added to the application form and job description.
- HMRC job description has been added.
- scheme opening date has been added. application form in word format and sample job descriptions have also been added.
- Information on how to apply for a 2017-18 Government Social Research sandwich student placement
- First published.