Be a Graduate Policy Adviser

Take your place in Westminster, at the centre of this country’s financial decision making, and have a real impact on lives across the UK.

What you will be doing

Joining our programme in September 2017, you’ll get to work on the biggest issues facing the country.

Previous graduates have experienced everything from negotiating the Iran sanctions to developing the Government’s first Islamic Finance bond, from negotiating the return of loans to Icelandic banks following the 2008 financial crisis to developing local devolution.

You'll receive a starting salary of £28,003. We review pay annually and anticipate graduates will receive a salary uplift to £32,000 after two years' satisfactory service.

  • You will advise on policies that matter to everyone in the country
  • You will enjoy a high level of responsibility from the word go
  • You will enjoy a supportive environment, learning from some of the most influential financial experts in the UK.

What you will have

You don’t need to be an economist to join us. We’re looking for people with ideas.

Whatever your degree, if you have the resilience to handle ambiguity, to take on unprecedented challenges and do work that matters to the nation, please get in touch.

  • You are a 2:1 graduate in any discipline
  • You are able to work in the UK as an EEA, Commonwealth, Swiss or Turkish national (you will need to pass security clearance)
  • You are able to convey complex ideas clearly and concisely, particularly in writing
  • You are able to explain sensitive information verbally and in layman’s terms
  • You are strongly analytical and capable of looking at problems from different angles
  • You are interested in working in public policy
  • You are willing and able to handle lots of responsibility
  • You are resilient, able to think flexibly and cope with changes to situations and priorities
  • You are capable of managing and relating to multiple stakeholders with differing viewpoints.
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are HM Treasury

Touching lives in more ways than you could imagine, we drive Governmental decisions and set the direction of Economic policy in the UK.

Our Culture - What we do

We provide the Government of the day with expert advice to help them to make decisions in the best interests of the public we serve.

We influence policy in every department, helping to control public spending and achieve strong and sustainable economic growth. These decisions affect the lives of millions of people, so it’s essential that ministers have high quality information and advice.

We can offer a stimulating and supportive environment, where you will get to work with others just as dedicated to making a real difference to our society (alongside our resident cat, Gladstone).

You’ll be at the centre of decision making and have an impact on the biggest issues facing this country, from infrastructure to international tax evasion. You won't find responsibility, challenge or fulfilment like this anywhere else.

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