Graduate Economists Programme


Australia

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a global independent economics company. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to appoint high-calibre graduate economists to our expanding team based in our Sydney office.

Our goals are to provide leading economic analysis, forecasting and models for our clients; and interesting, challenging and rewarding careers for our staff.

The Program

The program runs for 18 months and provides access to all parts of the business with the aim to educate, inspire personal growth and build professional confidence.

The role will take you through three rotations offering exposure to our core areas of macroeconomics, economic consulting, property, and construction. You will be supported by a mentor through each rotation. During this rotation phase there will be a heavy emphasis on data analysis/processing and modelling, in addition to the development of essential soft skills.

As you progress, you will increasingly be responsible for producing forecasts within a model framework and communicate economic insights to clients. You will also prepare briefing articles on topical economic issues, develop econometric forecasting tools, and undertake scenario and policy analysis.

What is on offer

We are a fast-growing, independent forecasting and consulting business with a global reach. Our goals are to provide excellent analysis, forecasting and analytical tools for our clients; and interesting, challenging and rewarding careers for our staff.

Graduate trainees do work that matters from their first week. They are supported by a mentor on the technical and business skills needed to handle economics projects, forecasts and research in addition to setting clear career objectives. Our continued growth allows our staff to pursue exciting careers, working with leading Australian and global firms, and after two years you will be well on your way to becoming a professional Economist.

We offer a competitive salary package, including a performance-related bonus, and regular pay reviews. We are also able to offer secondment or permanent opportunities overseas, via transfers across the Oxford Economics group which currently has offices in 24 locations around the world.

Benefits
  • Genuine hands-on experience delivering impactful economic advice for leading Australian and international organisations
  • Competitive salary package, including a performance-related bonus, and regular pay reviews
  • Formal training provided to continue your development as an economist
  • On the job training working alongside senior economists
  • One on one mentoring and buddy support
  • Tailored career development framework, opportunities for advancement within Oxford Economics group
  • Work in a modern, open and collaborative culture
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Networking and career conversations
  • Get involved in our regular social events

Our culture is open and collaborative. You will be working closely with some of the leading economists in Australia and expected to take responsibility for your work from an early stage.

Depending on the team you join, you will contribute to BIS Oxford Economics’ subscription services and assist senior economists on a variety of consultancy projects.

Skills and Experience

BIS Oxford Economics’ graduate scheme is for high-achieving graduates who want to apply their understanding of economics to real world issues. You must be able to put together logical economic arguments and explain them convincingly to economists and non-economists alike. You will need to be a fast learner with strong analytical skills and keen attention to detail. You should be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and working under your own initiative.

Successful candidates are highly numerate and have good technical skills. They work well with others, take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of their work, and demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving. Fluency in English is essential, as is the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Essential Skills:
  • A degree in economics or a closely related subject (honours highly desirable) with experience in academic research, business, the civil service, financial services or consultancy.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Highly numerate and have good technical skills
  • Must be able to put together logical economic arguments and explain them convincingly to economists and non-economists alike.
  • Must demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Must take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of their work
  • A demonstrable interest in economics with a desire to develop the skills and expertise required to build a career
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Fast learner with strong analytical skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a broader team
  • The right to work in Australia
Preferred Skills:
  • A Postgraduate level degree (honours)
  • Relevant work experience, whether paid or voluntary
  • Experience in developing Economic models
How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV, Academic Transcript, and covering letter, covering how you meet the our desired skills, experience and requirements. The closing date for applications is November 30 2022.

About BIS Oxford Economics

Following the acquisition of BIS Shrapnel by Oxford Economics in 2017 a new entity was formed called BIS Oxford Economics which forms part of the Oxford Economics Group. The Oxford Economics Group was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts, and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social, and business impact.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

BIS Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

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