Our graduate training scheme holds several attractions:

  1. On-the-job training through four rotations, each lasting six months. The rotations will be chosen to expose you to a range of areas of work. These are likely to include at least one developed economy (probably the US, UK, euro-zone or Japan); at least one emerging market region (probably Emerging Asia, Emerging Europe, Latin America, the Middle East or Africa); financial markets; and the economics of either property or commodities or a period in our commissioned projects team. During each rotation, you will contribute to the regular output of the service.
  2. Subject to satisfactory progress in the first year, you will have the opportunity to undertake part-time study for a Masters’ degree in economics or a related subject, or a similar qualification, fully funded by Capital Economics. This will probably begin after twelve months and you would continue to work for the company while doing your degree.
  3. You will attend regular internal economics classes run by our experienced staff. These will cover practical skills, such as forecasting techniques, as well as economics knowledge, such as an assessment of quantitative easing or the historical experience of sovereign debt restructuring.
  4. A personal mentor will meet you informally once a month to check on your progress and pass on tips and advice.
  5. You will have a competitive starting salary with the potential for a performance-related annual bonus and rapid salary progression. In your third year in the company you will become a fully-fledged member of one of our teams.
  6. Finally, economists who have joined as graduate trainees have gone to be promoted and work in key roles throughout the company. There are opportunities, which some graduate trainees have taken up, to work in one of our overseas offices.