Job Vacancy - Oxford Economics - Graduate Recruitment Australia 2022

The role

This is an 18-month rotational program, providing exposure to both the subscription and consulting parts of the business.

  • Each rotation last six months and offers exposure to our core areas of macroeconomics, property and construction. During this rotation phase there will be a heavy emphasis on data analysis/processing and modelling, in addition to the development of essential soft skills. You will also be assigned a specialist mentor to guide you through each rotation.  
  • As you progress, you will increasingly be responsible for producing forecasts within a model framework. Understanding the range of in-house econometric models that we have developed is crucial as these underpin the majority of work we deliver to our clients through either our subscription or consulting services. You will also receive training to enable you to prepare briefing articles on topical economic issues; develop econometric forecasting tools; undertake scenario and policy analysis. 
  • Successful progress through this period is marked by advancement to producing content for our subscription service, which includes direct exposure to clients. 
  • Assignment to a specific department will be based on expertise, ability and job fit. 
What is on offer

We are a fast-growing, independent forecasting and consulting business with a global reach. Graduate trainees do work that matters from their first week. They are supported by a mentor on the technical and business skills needed to handle economics projects, forecasts and research in addition to setting clear career objectives. Our continued growth allows our staff to pursue exciting careers, working with leading Australian and global firms, and after 18 months  you will be well on your way to becoming a professional Economist. 

We offer a competitive salary package, including a performance-related bonus, and regular pay reviews. We are also able to offer secondment or permanent opportunities overseas, via transfers across the Oxford Economics group which currently has offices in 24 locations around the world. 

Skills and experience

The BIS Oxford Economics’ graduate scheme is for high-achieving graduates who want to apply their understanding of economics to real world issues. You must be able to put together logical economic arguments and explain them convincingly to economists and non-economists alike. You will need to be a fast learner with strong analytical skills with a keen attention to detail. You should be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and working under your own initiative. 

Our culture is modern, open and collaborative. You will be working closely with experienced economists and expected to take responsibility for your work from an early stage. 

Depending on the team you join, you will contribute to BIS Oxford Economics’ global macro and sectoral forecasts and prepare briefing articles on topical economic issues; develop econometric forecasting tools; undertake scenario and policy analysis; or assist senior economists on a variety of consultancy projects. 

Successful candidates are highly numerate and have good technical skills. They work well with others, take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of their work, and demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving. Fluency in English is essential, as is the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 

  • A degree in economics or a closely related subject (honours highly desirable)  
  • Strong presentation and writing skills 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken 
  • A demonstrable interest in economics with a desire to develop the skills and expertise required to build a career 
  • Ability to work as part of a broader team 
  • The right to work in Australia 

We also consider applications from recent graduates with experience in academic research, business, the civil service, financial services or consultancy. 

  • A Postgraduate level degree (honours) 
  • Relevant work experience, whether paid or voluntary 
  • Experience in developing Economic models
How to apply

Applications will open 1st  March 2021 for the January 2022 graduate program scheme. Please click Apply Now to send your CV (resumé) and cover letter and complete the online application form. Your cover letter should explain how you meet our requirements and identify which area(s) of our business most interest you. 

The deadline for applications is the 30th November 2021, however due to increased capacity we are still actively looking. However, early application is strongly recommended as we review applications as they are received and will begin interviewing in April. 

We also offer a summer internship scheme for students who have not yet completed their courses. 

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. 

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About BIS Oxford Economics

Following the acquisition of BIS Shrapnel by Oxford Economics in 2017 a new entity was formed called BIS Oxford Economics which forms part of the Oxford Economics Group. The Oxford Economics Group was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney, Oxford Economics has 24 offices across the globe. We employ over 350 full-time people, 50 within Australia and more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

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