Economist Graduate Development Programme

Our economists are an integral part of the organisation, helping us to understand how the markets we regulate are functioning, isolate market failures and formulate solutions. The analysis and research carried out helps us to protect financial markets and ensure they work well. As a graduate economist you’ll be based in our Strategy & Competition division. You’ll perform a number of different roles in areas such as the Chief Economist’s Department, Competition, the Behavioural Economics and Data Science Unit and the Payments System Regulator (PSR), before deciding where you want to specialise. Through the programme you’ll gain experience of advising stakeholders, producing cost benefit analysis of regulatory interventions, competition analysis and carrying out research projects. You’ll form an understanding of how financial markets work, both in the UK and globally. As part of the programme you’ll have the opportunity to go on an external secondment to further your experience. As an Academy business, we will also fully fund a part-time Masters in Economics, if you do not have one already. An Economics related undergraduate degree is essential.

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