Graduate Scheme, apprenticeships and internships

22 March 2017

Ofcom is at the cutting edge of modern communication - from broadcasting on TV and radio, to telecoms and how we communicate with each other, to new wireless technologies. Our graduates play a key role in all of these areas. Join us, and you will get involved from the start.

On the graduate scheme, you will embark on a two-year series of intensive job placements, moving regularly between projects and departments to ensure that the knowledge and insight you are exposed to is as broad as possible. So one week you might be devising new policy directives; the next, monitoring content standards. On successful completion of the two-year scheme you will make the transition into one of the business areas.


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Graduate Scheme 2017: Economist pathway applications

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Graduate Scheme on the Economist pathway.

As a graduate economist, you will be working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams from day one to help ensure our policies have a sound economic foundation and deliver a real, long term benefit to consumers. Your personal development is also important to us, so you will also receive support and training as you grow in your role. During your two years on the programme, we offer four six-month placements moving between projects, industry sectors and teams within Ofcom, to ensure that the competition, consumer and regulatory issues that you are exposed to is as broad as possible. Potential placements include the Competition Group, the Financial Economics Team, Spectrum Group, Consumer Group and the Chief Economist Team – but irrespective of the placement, you will get to make real contributions from the start.

As well as direct experience of applied economics, our graduate programme also provides a gateway into competition and regulatory economics more generally. Many of our colleagues choose to stay with us, with many taking on more senior roles as their experience grows. Others find opportunities elsewhere, including in consultancy, industry, other regulated sectors, competition agencies such as the CMA, Central Government, European bodies, or a return to academia.


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