We have a fantastic opportunity for hard-working and well-motivated individuals to join our forecasting and consultancy teams in our London office as Professional Economist Degree Apprentices. The apprenticeship duration is 4 years.
Positions will initially be based in one of our economic forecasting or modelling and scenarios teams, but the successful candidates will be exposed to a wide variety of work in other teams over the course of their apprenticeship. You will rotate between different teams within the office during your training, giving you exposure to what the various teams do within the business.
You will begin by supporting our economists and will immediately be involved in the research we conduct for our clients. This work will provide in-depth experience in the practical use of advanced statistical and modelling software, data visualisation tools, mapping software and other quantitative analysis tools, as well as valuable and practical knowledge related to the application of economics to real world questions.
You will be supported by a mentor and our Human Resources department, as well as your line manager and team leader.
You're off the job training will be delivered, primarily at distance, by the University of Kent's School of Economics. This will be training will deliver all of the core knowledge and skills of the apprenticeship and has been designed to cover all of the nationally agreed economics subject benchmark content required for the award of a BSc Degree qualification in economics. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded a BSc Degree and Apprenticeship qualification.
In addition to your university studies, you will receive in-depth training at Oxford Economics. This includes report writing, communication skills, presentation skills and project management, as well as advanced Excel skills, applied econometrics and introductory programming. It is delivered through short courses, a group project and on-the-job training. This training will be integrated with your studies.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Strong quantitative skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
- A good eye for detail
- A hunger to learn
- Eagerness to apply economics to address the issues that clients face
- 3 A Levels at grade B or 120 UCAS points (or equivalent)
- GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths at B/7and English at C4
Please ensure your grades are made clear on your CV or cover letter.Future prospects
There is the opportunity for continued employment past the apprenticeship end date.Things to consider
If you are put forward for our Apprentice Scheme, you will be expected to attend an informal interview, which may be virtual or in person. The interview will be with the head of department and Human Resources. As part of the interview process there may be some testing on your Maths and English skills.
Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.