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Government Economic Service Sandwich Student Placement Scheme 2018/19

Posted on 9 October 2017

The Government Economic Service (GES) will shortly be opening its centrally-run sandwich student placement scheme for 2018-19.

The 12 month placements are aimed at economics students who are seriously considering a career in the GES after graduation. 

The list of participating Departments, job descriptions and a Word version of the application form have been published on the websites (

The opening date for applications is Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 12.00pm.

The scheme will close on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 12.00pm. The 48-hour opening window give all students a fair chance at submitting their applications. 

Applications submitted after the scheme has closed will not be accepted, nor will those submitted before the opening date/time.

Applicants not studying for a recognised sandwich degree course must have permission from their university to undertake a year placement. 

Students will be asked to provide a reference from their university economics tutor, confirming their suitability, if they are invited to interview.