GES Summer Vacation Placement Scheme
Details of the 2015 scheme are now available.
The GES run summer student placement schemes is aimed at economics students who are seriously considering a career in the Government Economic Service (GES) after graduation. The placements generally last between 6 and 12 weeks and take place over the summer period.
SUMMER SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED
We will let all applicants know the outcome of their applications by the end of March.
The centrally run Summer Vacation Placement Scheme 2015 will:
- open for receipt of applications on Thursday 12 February at 9am.
- close on Thursday 12 February at 12 noon the latest.
We will not accept applications before the opening date and time. We will close the scheme before 12 noon on the 12 February if sufficient applications are received. This will be notified on the website.
To be eligible applicants must be studying for a degree in economics or a joint degree where economics comprises at least 50% of the total course. They must also be on course for a 2:1 or 1st class degree. More information on the eligibility criteria and completing the application form can be found in our Application guidance notes 2015.
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How to apply
Please read the application process and guidance carefully before you apply.
Email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as the scheme opens.
Candidates who are successful at the sift stage are advised that they might not always be allocated to their highest preference of department. Occasionally a department may 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 will be invited for interview at one of the participating departments. Interviews are likely to take place in the period 24 March to 18 April and are conducted on a face to face basis. Sampled interview questions are provided on the interview examples page.
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.