Degree-level economics apprenticeship launched following civil service partnership

University of Kent campus

The School of Economics is delighted to announce that we have won a tender to partner the Government Economic Service in the delivery of a flagship Higher Degree Apprenticeship entitled Professional Economist.

The apprenticeship will create new routes to careers in the Civil Service for young people who would prefer to study for a degree whilst working at the heart of government.

The partnership between the University of Kent and the Government Economic Service (GES) was signed on 20 September and will see Kent’s School of Economics delivering the new degree-level apprenticeships in conjunction with its Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

Professor Karen Cox, University Vice-Chancellor and President, said: ‘We are proud to have been selected to deliver the programme, working with colleagues across the Government Economic Service. At Kent we have a long history of delivering undergraduate degree courses in economics to a very high standard.’

‘We are looking forward to working with GES to deliver an apprenticeship programme which provides participants with on and off the job training and support that will prepare them for long and successful economist careers.’

Read the University of Kent news release here.

Government Economic Service news release.