THIS SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED – IT CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT ON 18 JULY 2012
PROVISIONAL, TEMPORARY ASSISTANT ECONOMIST APPOINTMENTS IN THE GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC SERVICE
Opening Date: Monday, 2 July 2012
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2012
We are currently recruiting temporary Assistant Economists for immediate appointments in the following departments:
- Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG),London
- Ministry of Defence (MoD), London
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), London
- Ministry of Justice (MOJ), London
- Office for National Statistics (ONS) Newport and Titchfield
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) London
- Department for Transport (DfT) London
- HM Treasury (HMT), London
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), London and Sheffield
There may be vacancies in other departments.
Further details about the work of economists in the above departments can be found on the above hyperlinks.
These will be 6- 12 month appointments with the expectation that successful candidates will apply for the permanent appointment, via the Fast Stream Assessment Centre, during that year. If successful, you will remain in your initial department for 2 years after which you will be eligible to apply for other jobs within the Government Economic Service.
To join as a Temporary Assistant Economist you need to have a first or upper second-class honours degree in economics, or a postgraduate degree in economics. At least 50% of the course modules must be in economics. You must have studied both macro and microeconomics to qualify. If you graduated more than 5 years ago you must be able to demonstrate how you have kept your economics skills up to date.
You must be a UK national or a Commonwealth or EEA national. Please note that these temporary appointments are for current vacancies so departments will not be able offer sponsorship for those requiring work visas.
Please complete the attached Application Form and return it to email@example.com by close of play on Wednesday, 18 July 2012. Selection will be by a short Provisional Assessment Centre which will be held in participating departments in July / August 2012. The Assessment centre will comprise a ‘plain English’ (i.e. to a non- economist) written report, prepared and written in advance on a topic which will be sent to candidates invited to the Assessment Centre; a presentation based on the policy report, and an interview . The interview will include technical economics questions on the prepared topic and other economics questions which will assess your economic knowledge (both macro and micro) and your ability to apply your economic knowledge to real life issues. Full details about the Assessment Centre (AC) will be sent to candidates selected to attend. More information on the eligibility criteria and completing the application form can be found in our Application Process and Guidance.
The Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities employer. Candidates with disabilities 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.