This scheme is only open to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and who are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class degree.
The Government Economic Service (GES) summer scheme is aimed at economics students who are considering a career in the GES after graduation. The placements generally last between 6 and 12 weeks and take place over the summer period.
The GES summer scheme 2020 has been withdrawn due to COVID-19. The next scheme will be advertised in January 2021.
You can find out more about the type of work available to students by reading these case studies by former students.
To be eligible applicants must have:
- the right to work in the UK
- be studying for a degree in economics or a joint degree where economics comprises at least 50% of the total course, studied so far
- you must also be on course for a 2:1 or 1st class degree. (based on your 1st year results)
More information on the eligibility criteria can be found in our Application guidance.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2020 scheme is now closed. The next scheme will open in January 2021.
Candidates who are successful at the sift stage will be invited for interview at one of the participating Departments. Interviews are likely to take place between March to April (dates differ between departments) and are done on a face-to-face basis.
Equal Opportunities At the GES we welcome applications from anyone with the necessary qualifications, regardless of sex, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or, in Northern Ireland, community background. There are no age limits, but employing departments will expect several years’ service before retirement.
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