Job Vacancy - Oxford Economics Apprentice Scheme - September 2022
About Oxford Economics
Oxford Economics is a leader in global forecasting and applied economic analysis. Our client base includes more than 2,000 international corporations, financial institutions, governments, central banks and universities.
Headquartered in Oxford and with over 20 offices around the world, we employ 500 staff, including over 300 economists and analysts. Our best-in-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 impacts.
We are always seeking top talent to join our successful teams of economists, innovators and business and thought leaders.
As a member of our team, you will be an integral part of our global growth plans and will join a world-class company at the forefront of the economic forecasting industry. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from various backgrounds and countries. You will contribute to a culture that is focused on diversity, inclusion and development.
Our core values are excellence, collaboration, passion and curiosity. Our people are our most valued assets, which is why we always aim to provide a great environment for our teams.
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.
Your off the job training will be delivered, primarily at distance, by the University of Kent’s School of Economics. This will 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.
The successful candidates will demonstrate:
Strong quantitative skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A good eye for detail
A hunger to learn
Eagerness to apply economics to address the issues that clients face
Familiarity with the MS Office suite.
Minimum entry requirements
3 A Levels at grade B or 120 UCAS points equivalent, and
GCSE Maths at B or Level 7 and English at C or Level 4
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.
Salary and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus a variety of benefits, including:
Private health care
Purchase holiday scheme
Season ticket loan
As a company, we strive to provide our staff with rewarding and challenging careers and a happy and enjoyable place to work.
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.