We recruit the brightest and best graduates into the Civil Service and give them the skills, knowledge and experience they need to become effective and inspiring leaders at the heart of the political process.
We are the UK’s largest recruiter of economists, with over 1,400 professionals across government in more than 30 departments and agencies. Being a government economist is not just a question of analysing figures. It is work that sees you closely involved in important current issues and helping shape government policy.
You will have the chance to develop your expertise through postings in areas such as macro-economic modelling, competition policy, international financial issues, labour market trends, taxation, housing benefits, local government finance, public health and criminal justice. You could be working for a wide range of government departments or agencies and sometimes even overseas.
There is also the option to join the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Diplomatic Service as an economist. The type of economics used will vary hugely. Wherever you might end up in 10 years, you could be leading a team that puts economics at the heart of the policy-making process.
If you successfully complete the scheme and are promoted, you could earn c. £45k-£55k. Other benefits include the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, childcare assistance and more.
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