The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved a new degree apprenticeship for young people to train as a professional economist.
The professional economist apprenticeship was designed by employers such as Barclays and government departments, including the Government Economic Service.
Open to those with three A-levels and an aptitude for maths, this four-year degree apprenticeship will create a new career route to becoming a professional economist. Once complete, apprentices will have a level 6 apprenticeship and an economics degree, along with the experience of four years of on-the-job training.
For public sector organisations, the Government Economic Service is leading on the procurement of a training provider partner, to be in place by mid-September 2018.
Around 75 apprentices will be appointed across the Civil Service and wider public sector by August 2019, with training starting September 2019.