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GES Student Placement Schemes 2013/14
Application guidance notes
Please read the following application guidance notes carefully prior to completing your application form. These are to help you, as some applicants are excluded because they do not complete the process properly. Do not be one of these! By applying you are agreeing to the eligibility requirements in the guidance notes. We will not contact you to query or double-check any of the information that you provide.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be a UK national, Commonwealth citizen, or a member of the European Economic Area (EEA); and
- if a holder of a student visa, be allowed under the conditions of this visa to undertake a full-time paid sandwich placement in theUKwithout a work permit; and
- be on course for a 2:1 or 1st class degree, as indicated by exam results; and
- not have already had a placement with theGES; and
- be studying for :
- a degree in economics or, if it is a joint degree, economics must comprise at least 50% of the total course, or doing a Masters degree/Postgraduate Diploma in economics; or
- a joint honours Undergraduate degree at a Scottish University, where at least 50% of the final two years of the course must be in economics; or
- Philosophy Politics and Economics (PPE) degree whereat least 50% of the final two years of the course must be in economics
Please note that due to the nature of the work, the placements are not open to first year undergraduates.
Please note that if you are unsure about whether you are eligible to apply for the scheme, the GES Team are happy for you to contact us with your queries before you submit your application.
If the following information is not submitted, applicationswill be discounted:
- All modules of Undergraduate degree/Postgraduate degree/diploma studied thus far, including grades.
- Number of credits allotted to each module and total number of credits taken thus far.
- All economics modules marked as (Econ).
Please note that applications will only be considered on the attached application form. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. Please do not send Curriculum Vitae and cover letters – we will not read them.
Applicants who do not wish to be allocated to particular Departments should not list these Departments in their preferences. Due to the large volume of applications expected, applicants successful at the sift stage are advised that they will not always receive their highest preference of Department.
Applicants who have visa status must send a copy of their visa with their application form so that we can ensure that the visa covers the period of the placement.
The Sift Process
In sifting the applications to decide which candidates to consider for interview, particular weight will be attached to the section on competences, so do try and think of examples which best demonstrate these.
Candidates who are successful at the sift stage will be considered for interview at one of the participating Departments.
Where a limited number of places are available, candidates successful at the sift stage but not allocated to a Department will be placed in a reserve pool of applicants should any further vacancies arise. Occasionally, a Department might withdraw from the scheme before placements are offered. In such cases, applicants allocated to that Department will be placed in the reserve pool.
If you have any queries regarding the application form, or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Debbie Lester – email@example.com Tel: 020 7270 5563
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