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Professional Economist Apprenticeship Training - RM6107

We are working in collaboration with the Government Economics Service (GES), to develop a framework agreement which will provide public and third sector bodies a training provider partner to implement  the Professional Economist (Degree) Apprenticeship Training approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) in April 2018.

GES as the lead customer is liaising with central government departments to understand their business requirements, demand and levels of commitment to a central Framework Agreement. The majority of major departments have confirmed buy-in to the central solution.

Our objective is to source an Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) registered apprenticeship training provider that will work in effective partnership with the GES by providing a clear vision and detailed proposed delivery plan for the Professional Economist (Degree) Apprenticeship Training. The GES recognises that investing in people and offering high-quality apprenticeships is a way to grow an engaged, committed workforce that has the right skills to deliver high-quality economist services and sustain long-term competitiveness.

HMT on behalf of GES will manage the overall performance of the provider and each customer will put in place their own call off contract to comply with the ESFA funding and performance management rules.

We anticipate having a provider in place by early September 2018 and apprentices in place September 2019.

The contract notice includes guidance on how potential providers can register their interest.

Important links

We will update the important links below at each stage of the project, adding to this page as information for customers and suppliers is released:

Contract Notice in OJEU

Click here for Contract Notice

Download tender documents


Tender documents may be downloaded from this page on Contracts Finder


Bidders Webinar

On Thursday 19th July at 11:15am we hosted a 60 minute webinar for bidders interested in this opportunity.

A copy of the slides presented can be found below: