Consultation: Professional Economist Apprenticeship with the GES

1 December 2017

The GES is holding an open consultation on a proposed 4-year degree level apprenticeship which aims to create a new career route to becoming a professional economist.


This proposed 4-year degree level apprenticeship aims to create a new career route to becoming a professional economist. Public, private and third sector organisations in England will be able to employ school leavers or upskill existing employees using this apprenticeship and access apprenticeship levy funds to pay degree costs.

The apprentices will be paid a salary and will develop all the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours of a professional economist through both workplace training and academic learning, culminating in an assessment of occupational competence. Apprentices will work to achieve both an apprenticeship qualification and a degree. This consultation aims to ensure that the proposed apprenticeship standard will produce apprenticeship graduates that have the appropriate knowledge skills and behaviours to undertake the role of professional economist in any business in any sector.

How to take part

The consultation survey is primarily focused at employers but we value feedback from any interested parties. Please complete the short 10 question survey which should take less than 10 minutes.

Please e-mail if you would like to become involved in the project, would like any further information or would wish to register your views on the standard in free text.

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