Apprentice Economist



Training Provider:


Wage Competitive salary
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, typically 9am to 6pm, shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 4 years
start: 19 August 2019
Degree(level 6)
Professional Economist (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
2 June 2019 (application closing date)
Apprentice opportunity within our Economics and Business Analysis team, London Bridge. Jacobs is the highest ranked international engineering consultancy firm; providing services to transport companies, water companies and environmental organisations. The successful individual will work towards a level 6 degree (BSc (honours) in Economics).


The Economics team are at the heart of the strategic consulting business, demonstrating the value of spending money, identifying environmentally progressive solutions and encouraging inclusive economic growth.

The successful individual will be working towards a level 6 degree (BSc (hons) in Economics). This will be taught at the University of Kent, Canterbury for a duration of 4 years with 80% of your time spent with Jacobs and 20% at the University of Kent.

Key responsibilities

Working as an economist involves the development and use of:

  • Quantitative skills: manipulating and presenting data
  • Writing and Presentation techniques: clearly communicating your analysis to a wide range of audiences
  • Applied economic skills: using economic insights and techniques to inform decision making for clients in the public and private sector on a wide variety of topics from the renovation of the House of Parliament through to the potential sale of international airports
  • You will also support teams within the wider strategic consulting unit including digital solutions, asset management and transport planning

Future Prospects

There is the opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to progress onto: Postgraduate studies.

Reality Check

Please ensure you can commute to/from at these locations (both the office and training provider location) during office hours before applying for this opportunity.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Confident communications skills both spoken and verbal
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel and Word

Qualities Required

An interest in infrastructure, urban growth and environment.

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements are GCSE or equivalent in maths at grade B (6) or above with at least 96 UCAS points at A-level (equivalent to CCC) or a BTEC (MMM/DD). You do not need to have previously studied economics to apply.

Training Provided

The degree in Economics will cover:

  • Microeconomics: how individuals and firms make decision, interaction of supply and demand
  • Macroeconomics: how the economy works at a national and international level
  • Econometrics: the use of data to test theories and evaluate changes in government policies

This apprenticeship is suitable for someone looking for a career as an Economist, Financial Analyst, Researcher, Management Consultant, Policy Maker

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