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Government Statistical Service

GSS Summer Student Placements 2019
Government Statistical Service

Salary: £17,800 but will vary between each department

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Closing date: 2 Jan, 2019

Date added: 9 Oct, 2018

Job description

Are you interested in a challenge that will put your statistical skills to the test?

Apply now for this exciting opportunity to spend your university Summer Placement at the heart of Government.

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) collects, analyses and publishes official statistics to help government, business, and the public understand the current state of the UK economy and society.

What is being offered?

You will work with other team members focusing on research work which will form part of larger projects.

Join us, and you’ll be a part of influencing the decisions of policy makers across a wide range of social, economic and well-being statistics.

We have exciting opportunities available in a number of Government departments including;

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Cabinet Office (CO)
Department for International Trade (DiT)
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

The work is challenging and diverse and informs the development of social and economic policy and decision making often making headline news on a daily basis.

Whats in it for me?

You will:

work in a government environment which promotes a healthy work-life balance and encourages learning and development
be exposed to multiple arms of government such as central policy, delivery of frontline services, finance and long term strategy;
work with a variety of professions including analysts, policy, delivery and IT specialists
join a community of placement students and network across the GSS

If you enjoy your time with us as a summer student we would love you to make this a full-time career. The valuable experience that you obtain working alongside government analysts and administrators will provide plenty of evidence for any graduate applications to ONS or the Civil Service more widely.

The summer placement will take place June – August 2019