The Government Economic Service

The Government Economic Service

The Government Economic Service (GES ) is one of the Civil Service Professions and is the professional body for economists in the UK public sector.

GES encourages the good use of economics in government. There is an externally moderated continuous professional development scheme.

For government, economics is about decision-making on the basis of analysis and evidence, using explicit weightings on both ethical considerations and expected outcomes.

The GES-DAP the UK's first degree-level apprenticeship in economics creating new routes to careers in the Civil Service for young people who would prefer to study for a degree whilst working at the heart of government.

A range of central government departments and agencies including HM Treasury, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Science (BEIS), Department for Education (DfE) and Department for Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) will provide apprenticeship placements through the new programme which will offer students a starting salary of about £22k in London and in excess of £20k nationally.

The apprenticeship standard on which the programme is based was developed by a group of economist employers that included HM Treasury, the Bank of England as well as a range of consultancies and third sector organisations. The programme will be delivered in partnership with the University of Kent and will be open to candidates with GCSE maths at grade B (6) or above and 96 UCAS points equivalent to CCC at A-level, MMM for a BTEC Diploma, DD for a BTEC Certificate.

 

 

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