Civil Services Job | Government Economic Service Fast Stream

By | April 13, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Government Economic Service Fast Stream

Salary : £28,000 a year

Company : Cabinet Office

Location : Remote UK

Educational requirements : Graduate

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Higher Executive Officer

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Type of role

Fast Stream

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Remote (anywhere in the UK)

About the job


On the Government Economic Service Fast Stream you’ll embark on a career path in economics that influences policy, shaping the government’s response to some of the key issues of the day and helping influence the economic future of the country.

Job description

Being a Government Economist is not just about analysing data. As a Government Economic Service (GES) Fast Streamer you will be involved in important current issues, helping to shape government policy.

GES Economists operate across the whole UK Civil Service. On scheme you’ll have the chance to develop your expertise through a number of postings. GES Fast Streamers work in a broad range of areas such as macro-economic modelling, competition policy, international financial issues, labour market trends, taxation, housing benefits, local government finance, public health and criminal justice to name just some. You’ll also develop as a leader for the profession, helping to maximise the impact and influence of analysis within government.

The work of GES Economists across government is diverse, taking in the full range of economic approaches, methods and applications. Your experiences on scheme will be equally diverse, with the opportunity of working in a wide range of government departments or agencies, and sometimes even overseas.

What will you experience?

You will experience the application of economics in the real world, applying your academic knowledge of economics to help shape and define the government’s responses to the important issues of the day, and learning how GES economists utilise their knowledge to improve policy, delivery and national socio-economic outcomes.

As the UK’s largest recruiter of economists, you won’t be alone. You will join a vibrant and growing community of c.300 professionals across government, operating in more than 50 departments and agencies across the UK.

Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45k to £55k. The scheme is designed so that, wherever you find yourself working in government beyond the GES Fast Stream scheme, you will have the skills that allow you to be a professional leader within government, helping ensure that economics and analysis sit at the heart of the policy-making and delivery process.


Person Specification

  • You need to be eligible to work in the UK


  • You need, or expect to have, a 2:1 degree or higher or a post-graduate degree in an economic subject

for mixed degrees, at least 50% should be in economics

  • Modules must have covered both micro and macroeconomics to qualify


  • If you graduated more than five years ago then you must have examples of how you have maintained your economic knowledge


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others


The GES Fast Stream offers a unique and fantastic opportunity to begin your career as a government economist on the strongest possible footing. You will have the opportunity to work on issues that really matter, learn how government works, and gain the skills and experience that will allow you to be a future leader within the UK Civil Service.

In addition you will also have access to the benefits available to all UK Civil Servants, including the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, childcare assistance and more.

  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service pension.
  • A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30.

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