Christopher S.

Assistant Economist, Civil Service Fast Stream
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About me

Christopher S.
Economics and Related Studies
United Kingdom

My employment

Assistant Economist, Civil Service Fast Stream
Government Economic Service
United Kingdom
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Assistant Economist, Civil Service Fast Stream in the United Kingdom

Economist on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme, currently working at the Department for Transport.

What I do

I am an Assistant Economist on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme. My current post is in the Aviation Capacity Economics team at the Department for Transport.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Written communication skills are important in this work. This is to explain technical concepts transparently and in a way that is understandable for the wider public. The Civil Service provide training opportunities to enable graduates to do this.

I have also improved my econometric skills by conducting an econometric piece of research. This is due to be published by the Department for Transport, and has built upon the knowledge I acquired through my time at York.

What I like most

The work is interesting and varied, and has a real impact on people.

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

Courses taken since graduation

MSc Economics at the University of Warwick

My advice to students considering work

Start your planning early! Think about what your strengths are, the types of work you enjoy, and the areas that interest you. It is also worth applying for internships / graduate roles in the Autumn term, so that you can focus on these before your workload builds up later in the year.

Next steps...

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