Industrial placement 22/23 - Forecasting teams and modelling and scenarios team

Job Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for hard-working economics students to join our forecasting teams
in our London office on a one-year industrial placement. Positions are available within the
macroeconomic, industry, macro scenarios and cities forecasting teams.

Placements students will support economists with the production of subscription services and
consultancy projects, which will provide an in-depth knowledge in the practical use of statistical
software, the MS Office software suite, mapping software, and other data software as well as
valuable and practical knowledge related to the application of economics to real world questions.

Key responsibilities include:
  • updating and maintaining economic datasets;
  • forecasting (under the supervision of our economists);
  • data analysis and report drafting;
  • supporting ongoing or new macroeconomic research projects;
  • assist in the production of macro scenarios analysing key upside and downside risks to the global economy.
The successful candidates will have the following attributes:
  • a good grasp of economic theory;
  • expected grade of 2:1 or above;
  • experience using economic analysis and a variety of data in coursework;
  • excellent written and verbal communication;
  • a good eye for detail;
  • strong knowledge of Excel; and
  • experience with the manipulation of datasets; software such as Access/Stata/Eviews and programming languages would be a plus.

This position is for Economics students who will have already completed two years of their degree
when they start the placement. This role is not open to graduates.

How to apply
  1. Download the application form,  job advert and job descriptions
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Click Apply Now (below) to upload your application form and cover letter.

Deadline for applications is: January 31st 2022.


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, color, 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 Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics 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 more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. 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. 

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 400 full-time staff, including 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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