Work placements

Work placements provide valuable work experience and enable you to apply your economics knowledge and skills in the workplace.

They are excellent preparation for entering a competitive job market and ideal if you are looking to secure a job after your degree with a top employer.

Recent student placements have been with the Bank of England, IBM and HM Treasury.

Photo of student Joseph Hubbard

I worked on staff turnover within the department, as it allowed me to use Econometric analysis which I’d learnt at University, and take charge of a project myself from start to finish.

Joseph Hubbard, department for work and pensions

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I was able to work closely with many government departments, gaining an insight into the work they do and what may suit me.

martha laney, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Economics student Elizabeth Kohorn-Hill

Over the placement year I became the analytical lead for an area of policy my department was responsible for.

eliazabeth kohorn-hill, department for work and pernsions

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I produced briefing material which went to the Prime Minister, and other ministers – this really built upon my ability to explain complex economics to non-economists.

Tom Fletcher, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

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