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Government Economic Service Sandwich Student Placement Scheme 2017/18

Posted on 3 October 2016

The Government Economic Service (GES) will shortly be opening its centrally-run sandwich student placement scheme for 2017-18.

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 Wednesday 12 October at 9.00am.

The scheme will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received.  It is therefore in the students’ interests to submit their applications as soon as possible after the opening date. 

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.