GSR SUMMER STUDENT PLACEMENT SCHEME 2013 – NOW CLOSED
This year the Government Social Research (GSR) Team will be running a pilot scheme for summer vacation placements for social research students whose degree contains a substantial research methods component. As a pilot, it is only open to students from a limited number of universities: Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, City University London, Durham, Edinburgh, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, LSE, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, University College London, Warwick and York.
Opening Date: 09:00, Monday 22 April 2013
Estimated closing date: 17:00, Monday 29 April 2013
However, please note that the scheme will close before the estimated closing date when a sufficient number of applications have been received, and this will be notified on the GSR website. It is therefore in your interest to submit your application as soon as possible after the opening date.
How to Apply
The application form is available now, however we will not accept applications before the scheme opening date.
Details of participating Departments and job descriptions (where available) are above. Candidates are asked to list their Departmental preferences on the application form. Those who are successful at the sift stage are advised that they will not always receive their highest preference of Department. Occasionally, a Department might withdraw from the scheme before placements are offered. In such cases, candidates allocated to that department will be placed in a reserve pool.
To be eligible applicants must be studying for, or already attained, a social science degree with a substantial research methods component. They must be on course for, or have recently attained, a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree. More information on the eligibility criteria and completing the application form can be found in our Application Process and Guidance.
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 May/June 2013.
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.
The latest GSR Fast Stream recruitment scheme closed for applications on 15 October 2012. The next scheme will be in the autumn and details will appear here later this month.
Externally advertised non-Fast Stream GSR vacancies may sometimes occur. If this happens they will normaly be advertised on the Civil Service jobs website:
Follow the links below for some general information on the typical skills, qualifications and competencies we look for when recruiting members of GSR.