Application process

Applicants should send their application by 18 November (exceptional applications may be accepted after this date), using the 'Apply' button below or by email to

Your application should include a full CV and, in no more than one A4 page total, include the answers to the following questions:

1. Why economic consultancy?
2. Why CEPA and not other similar firms?
3. Which CEPA sectors interest you most and why?
4. What makes you stand out?

Please provide confirmation of your ongoing legal right to work in the UK and absence of a criminal record. If known, please provide availability for 11 and 13 December - these are the proposed dates for the final stage assessment centres to be held at CEPA.  

If successful with the initial application, candidates will be asked to complete a remote written exercise. Successful candidates are then invited to the half-day assessment centre, which will involve interviews, written and oral case studies.

Roles and responsibilities

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) is looking to recruit multiple junior economists to work across all aspects of our business in our London office – to join our team in summer/ autumn 2019.

Junior economists initially work across all of our practice areas – which include: agriculture, communications & media, electricity and gas networks, energy markets, renewable energy, payment systems, global health, international infrastructure, transport and water – but will be expected to develop one or more specific sector or practice focuses over time.

The key responsibilities of the Junior Economist role include:

  • economic research and analysis – including economic, econometric and financial modelling, to inform our recommendations and advice to clients;
  • drafting, editing and reviewing reports, presentations, databases and other client deliverables;
  • helping with business development, including contributing to the preparation of bids; and
  • supporting the day-to-day running and development of the firm and team.

The successful candidates will work in project teams comprising CEPA staff and sometimes external associates, including from other disciplines such as engineering. You will be advising public and private sector clients in both developed and developing countries across the range of practice areas we cover.

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area and an advanced understanding of economics concepts; however, we may also consider those outstanding individuals who offer a strong understanding of economics but only have an undergraduate degree. Relevant work experience from either the public sector (e.g. a government ministry, industry regulator, international finance institution, etc.) or private sector (e.g. management/ economic consultancy, banking, etc.) will be considered an advantage.

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, excellent written and spoken communication skills and experience of using Microsoft packages including Word and Excel are essential. Candidates with experience of using statistical software such as STATA will be at an advantage.

Other requirements

Candidates must have the ongoing legal right to work in the UK. Please provide details of your eligibility to work in the UK in your application. If you do not possess this right, we will not be able to proceed with the application.


CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package for its staff. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

  • health, life and travel insurance,
  • a 5% employer pension contribution,
  • 25 days paid holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays, and
  • a corporate cycle scheme. 


CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to candidates shortlisted for consideration. Candidates who have not received a response to their application within 15 working days should assume that it has not been successful.