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Government Economic Service Apprenticeship Scheme

The Government Economic Service Apprenticeship Scheme allows UK students to join a 4-year program for the Government Economic Service (GES), the professional body for economists in the UK Civil Services while studying a tuition fee-free degree awarded by The University of Kent. Once you successfully complete it, you will have an apprenticeship, an economics degree, and the experience of four years working in the Civil Service as well as an offer of a permanent position in the GES with a salary of at least £27, 000 (if apprentices achieve a 2:1).


You’re probably wondering about what this role involves, well this apprenticeship balances 80% working time and 20% studying time through distance and face to face teaching, so you will not need to travel to the university regularly.

Learning and development are at the heart of what GES does. That is why you will learn and receive support from both the GES and The University of Kent.


By the end of the program, you will have developed: quantitative skills from manipulating and presenting data, writing and presentation techniques and applied economics skills which include using economics insight and techniques to inform decisions on different sectors. Furthermore, your studies will cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and further studies of areas of your interest such as environmental economics.

In addition to the academic and working benefits, you will have the opportunity to join an inclusive and diverse working environment. The GES and the University of Kent offer wellbeing support and several opportunities to join network groups. Also, the Civil Service, as a Disability Confident Employer, is committed to ensuring an environment where disabled people can reach their full potential!


Finally, to apply you will need to meet some academic and nationality requirements; but do not worry, you do not have to take Economics in A-levels.

Also, to hear about some testimonials of participants of this scheme, please watch the recording of our last event Careers in economics!


Applications are open now and will close on February 14th. Do not miss this opportunity!


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