Articles from The Government Economic Service

Exciting opportunities in the Government Economic Service

Working for the GES and the varied and exciting opportunities available.

New Joint GES Heads of Profession - Sam Beckett (BEIS) and Clare Lombardelli (HMT)

As the first women acting in this capacity, Sam and Clare are delighted to be working together in continuing to build a GES that is open, diverse and influential.

Government Economic Service: summer vacation placement economic sample questions

Micro and macro sample economic questions for candidates applying for the Government Economic service summer vacation placement.

Government Economic Service: Student profiles

Government Economic Service (GES) student placements graduates talk about their experiences working on the scheme.

Women in Economics

The work of economists in Government touches upon all aspects of life - from living standards and prosperity, an individual’s consumption choice to business growth and global trends spanning countries. This is why it is essential that the economists who provide advice for evidence-based policy making are representative of the society that the government serves. Diversity in our backgrounds leads to diversity of perspective with better approaches and more informed decisions.

The Government Economic Fast Stream Scheme

Fast Stream Assistant Economist appointments are at graduate entry level or for those with less than 3 years work experience as a professional economist.

The Government Economic Service Sandwich Student Placement Scheme

This scheme is only open to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and who are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class degree.

Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Consultation

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Professional Economist Apprenticeship Integrated Degree Standard - Consultation Response Document PDF, 215KB, 2 pages

Government Economic Service Careers

The GES is the largest recruiter of economists in the country and here we showcase some of the many stories of our economists working on a range of policies across government. Danny Quinn tells of tackling the Arab Spring on his first posting and how a position in Sierra Leone rapidly changed as Ebola struck the country:

Degree-level Apprenticeship in Economics

Government Economic Service lead the way in developing the new approved Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship


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