Government Economics Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme for 2021 applications is now closed.
The next scheme will be advertised in January 2022
What is the Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme (GES-DAP)?
The GES-DAP is an opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces – while studying for a degree in economics with the University of Kent.
Shape a career that fits you! This programme allows you to figure out which area of Economics you love! Economics is a broad subject that can be applied across so many sectors. Your degree and practical experience will help you understand all of the opportunities that are open to economists.
It’s also an opportunity to work in an inclusive and social environment. We want everyone in the Government Economic Service (GES) to feel comfortable to come to work as themselves. We have a culture that supports all, no matter their background or ambitions. You will have the opportunity to be part of a fun community, with many social events and plenty of chances to make friends with both students and other colleagues.
It teaches you the skills to make well informed decisions and solve problems
It is always relevant as it looks at the world around us
Extremely varied and leads to a wide range of careers, such as journalism, analysis and policy advisory
University of Kent was selected to deliver the programme because of the strength of their economics courses and the support they offer to apprentices throughout the programme. This will be delivered via blended learning, a mixture of distance and face to face learning, so there is no need to travel to the University regularly. On successful completion, you will gain an economics degree and four years’ experience of working in the Civil Service setting you up to build a brilliant career as an economist.
Minimum of five GCSE (including Maths at grade B (6) or above and English Language at C (4) or above) or equivalent
Minimum of 96 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g. CCC at A Level or equivalent qualifications, not including General Studies)
We don’t expect you to have studied economics previously but we are keen to know what interests you now
Individuals will also need to demonstrate that they meet the relevant immigration requirements and their eligibility under the Civil Service Nationality Rules (CSNRs). Nationality requirements are explained in more detail on the Civil Service nationality rules webpage.
Where will you work?
A range of central government departments and agencies will provide apprenticeship placements through the programme – which will offer students a starting salary of about £22k in London and a minimum of £20k nationally. The GES-DAP has vacancies in London and nationwide.
How to Apply
To register your interest on when you may apply for the next Government Economics Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme in 2022, please email us at GESRRecruitment@hmtreasury.gov.uk
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