The Economics profession plays a pivotal role in our work here at Department for Transport (DfT). We rely on our economists to provide evidence and analysis to ensure we make sound decisions on transport policies, so we can create new and improved outcomes for the public.

All policy choices we make at DfT are built upon the facts and forward-looking analysis provided by economists. Spending and policy decisions are based on economists’ thorough assessment of costs and benefits – both quantitative and qualitative – alongside many other key considerations. These are just some of the reasons why our economists are so important to our workforce.

Do you have an analytical mindset that is waiting for a challenging and rewarding role? You could be a future DfT economist.

What you could be doing

Our economists produce high-quality, high-impact economic analysis and advice and are an essential part of policy-making. DfT places analysis at the heart of all its decisions, so the work our economists do is varied, innovative and makes a real difference to the transport industry!

We aim to continually produce high quality, influential analysis and evidence to inform and shape departmental decision-making. Join our Economist profession and be at the centre of effective change.

Within the Economic field are so many roles to choose from, including:

  • Senior Economist
  • Economic Adviser
  • Assistant Economist
  • Chief Economist

Does the Economics Profession sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for? Visit Working for the Department for Transport to see what vacancies we currently have available. We look forward to welcoming you on board.