School of Economics Civil Service Insight Day

House of Parliament

The Civil Service are offering a fantastic opportunity for 6  stage 1 and 2 Economics students to experience the day in the life of a civil servant. This will be a trip up to Whitehall including an opportunity to watch a debate or working group in parliament, meet a senior civil servant and a tour of 2 to 3 different Whitehall Departments.


This is the second time we are offering this opportunity, you can read a blog written by one of last year’s successful applicants about the day here.


In order to be considered for this brilliant day you need to submit a CV and write 300 words on how you meet three of the Civil Service Competencies, giving examples (approx. 100 words per competency).


The key competencies sets out how the Civil Service would like their Civil Servants to work. It puts the Civil Service values of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity at the heart of everything they do.


There are 10 competencies, briefly these competencies are:


Seeing the Big Picture

Changing and Improving

Making Effective Decisions

Leading and Communication

Collaborating and Partnering

Building Capability for All

Achieving Commercial Outcomes

Delivering Value for Money

Managing a Quality Service

Delivering at a Pace


The closing date will be Thursday 1st November 2018.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact