Industrial Year Placement 2018-2019

(Please note the deadline for our 2018 Placement scheme has now closed. Details of future training schemes will be announced here, once finalised.)


Industrial Year placement 2018-2019

We have a fantastic opportunity for hard-working economics students to join our teams in Oxford and London offices, on a one year industrial placement. Positions are available on the following teams: Consultancy, Data, Modelling and Scenarios Teams (Oxford and London) and the Forecasting Team (London).

As the year progresses, there will be the opportunity for successful candidates to gain experience within areas related to their degree subject. Our students will work closely with our experienced team of economists and take on some responsibility for analysis, country forecasting and econometrics. By joining our teams, you will achieve an in-depth practical knowledge related to your degree subject.

The chosen candidates will receive 23 days of annual leave and a salary of £18,250 p.a. with the opportunity of a maximum 15% final bonus (£20,737 in total), dependent upon a satisfactory performance. (Start date 02/07/2018)


For further detailed job descriptions please click here

To apply, please download an application form

Please return the completed application form (no CVs please) along with a covering letter indicating which role(s) you are applying for to:


Please note: Applications are reviewed when they are received so early application is encouraged. 

Final closing date: January 30th 2018


Office locations:

  1. 21 Broadwall House, London, SE1 9PL
  2. Abbey House, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1HB



Feed back from past placement students:

“OE is a great place to do an industrial placement. It offers a friendly workplace, interesting work and guidance where needed. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how macroeconomics is used in the real world and genuine experience in analysis, which will set you up both for your return to university and your future career.”

“My year at OE really gave me an edge when finishing by final year of my economics undergrad. Not only was the office environment a great place to work in, but the work was interesting and really helped to develop my economics knowledge. Overall, a great experience which I believe was a factor in gaining my first class honours!”

“I have really enjoyed my year at OE, what has really surprised me is how nice and easy to get on with everyone has been throughout the year. Little things like Friday football and the work socials have made OE a brilliant place to work. Thank you to all who have helped me during my placement, especially the industry team who have been so welcoming and put up with me for the year!”