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Policy Apprentice

HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
£25,280.00 annually
Closing date
14 Oct 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Your responsibilities will vary but may include some of the below.
  • Support decision-making at senior level meetings. Contribute to project management of policy-related projects.
  • Lead on policy making. Consult with businesses, academics and across government; analyse data; and conduct online research in your policy area.
  • Draft documents for Treasury ministers, including policy briefings, Parliamentary Questions, Freedom of Information requests and correspondence with MPs.
  • Work with other Civil Servants, external organisations and the public to build relationships to ensure effective delivery of policies.
  • Present to others about your policy area and the affect it has on people in the UK and other areas of work
  • With guidance and support of their manager and wider team, previous Policy Apprentices have worked on:
  • the Energy Taxation, Carbon Pricing and Emissions Trading Policy
  • the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme
  • Public Sector pay awards
  • EU Exit financial stability
  • The Biodiversity Review

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Policy Officer programme is designed to be completed in 18 months and is a Level 4 apprenticeship.

Our delivery model is monthly Tutor-led 1-day seminars remotely and these are supported by our Skills Coaches (Assessors) who will spend between 1 to 1 1/2 hours with each apprentice every 5-6 weeks, to help embed their learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The employer is looking for the apprentice to transition into a full-time member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent •5 x GCSEs including Maths & English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 2x A Level (Grade D or Above)) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Any (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

•25 days' annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). •Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours) and arrangements •Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages

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