Economic Intern - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Salary: £25,550 to £30,411 depending on experience
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Accounting, Consultancy, Public Sector, Finance

Economic Intern

Location - City of Westminster, London, SW1H 0ET

At the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) we are offering you the chance to work on exciting, high-profile analysis and research across a range of departmental policies that will define the UK’s relationship with business, Europe and the world for decades to come.

We are responsible for:

• Business and enterprise: cementing the UK’s position as the best place in Europe to start and grow a business – by supporting local growth, entrepreneurs, and making it easier for businesses to resolve disputes quickly and easily.

• Competitiveness: developing a long-term industrial strategy, supporting competitive markets, cutting red tape and protecting intellectual property.

• Science and innovation: ensuring that the UK is the best place in Europe to innovate, maintaining our world-leading research and science base to drive growth and productivity while reforming the system to maximise value from our investments.

• Labour markets: helping Britain move to a higher wage, lower tax, and lower welfare society, tackling illegal practices in the workplace, implementing reform of trade union law, and dealing with abuse of the minimum wage.

• A reliable and resilient energy system: ensuring security of energy supply that families and businesses can rely on, now and in the future. This includes working across the oil, gas and electricity sectors to make sure the UK has a well-functioning, competitive and resilient energy system, and sufficient capacity to meet the needs of energy users in the years ahead.

• Energy bills: keeping bills as low as possible for hard-working families and businesses.

• International climate change and cost-effective carbon reduction at home: taking action on climate change alongside international partners to safeguard our long-term economic and national security. And meeting our national carbon target of at least an 80% emissions reduction by 2050 through efficient procurement of low carbon generation and otherwise in ways that keeps the cost of action as low as possible, to ensure value for money for our families and businesses.

• UK energy legacy: managing the legacy of our energy industries sustainably and responsibly. This means discharging legal liabilities effectively and managing the security risks from the legacies of our nuclear and coal industries, and other energy liabilities.

Our intern programme at BEIS is designed to give you an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an economist with the Civil Service. You will get the opportunity to use what you have learned at university and apply it to real life situations.

What are we looking for:

• People who create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people.

• Those who work collaboratively, share information and build supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.

• Focus on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.

• Work to agreed goals and activities and deal with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.

• Apply economic tools and techniques, and synthesise evidence from a range of sources, as appropriate.

• Have excellent knowledge of applied microeconomics and macroeconomics.

• Are able to communicate effectively with non-economists, conveying the relevance and impact of economic concepts without the use of specialist terminology.

• Are able to analyse and handle data for the purposes of producing evidence for policy advice.

• Have proficiency in using Excel and other relevant software packages.

• Work experience is not necessary but would be advantageous.

Benefits to you:

• A strong focus on Learning & Development for all employees, with support to help passing the Economic Assessment Centre and Fast Stream Assessment Centre;

• New Civil Servants will receive 25 days annual leave in their first year of service, increasing by one day for every years’ service up to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

• A variety of flexible working arrangements that recognise the importance of a good work/life balance.

• Joining the Civil Service also opens you up to a whole world of career and development opportunities across government with a range of support to help you meet your full potential.

Closing date: 19 November 2017.

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