Oxford Economics is offering an exciting opportunity to create a solid foundation for you to develop your career as a reputable economist. The Oxford Economics’ 2025 Australia Graduate Recruitment Program is for high-achieving graduates who want to apply their understanding of economics to real world issues.

We are a fast-growing, independent forecasting and consulting business with a global reach.  Our best-in-class global economic models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Our graduates 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.

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.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The diverse work and topics that we cover is only strengthened by a having a diverse team and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

The only thing we ask is that you want to enable positive commercial and social outcomes for the wide variety of clients we work with.

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 and there will be an emphasis on your development as a professional applied economist.

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.

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.

Key Skills

Essential:

  • 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:

  • A Postgraduate level degree (honours)
  • Relevant work experience, whether paid or voluntary
  • Experience in developing Economic models
  • Strong knowledge in coding programs such as Python and R

Ready to kick start your career?

Apply now for the 2025 Australia Graduate Recruitment Program, click the Apply Now button below and complete the online application form.

For further inquiries or additional information about the program, please feel free to contact Shaima Salamat, HR Talent Coordinator, at ssalamat@oxfordeconomics.com

Please ensure that all applications are submitted no later than April 30th, 2025, and include the following essential documents:

  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript
  • Cover letter detailing how your qualifications, skills, and experiences align with our requirements, including confirmation of your eligibility to work in Australia.

We strongly encourage early application submissions, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics Group.

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