2018/19 recruitment cycle of the Bank of England Graduate Development Programme

We publish details of a selection of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the information we disclose in response.

Date: 17 June 2019

Disclosure:

Information relating to applications for the recruitment cycle of the Bank of England (the ‘Bank’) Graduate Development Programme (‘GDP’) 2018/19 was gathered using a voluntary questionnaire.  The Bank received 3,158 applications for the GDP in 2018/19 and 1,140 applicants completed the questionnaire.  Unless otherwise stated, the answers in the table below only relate to the 1,140 applicants (including 13 successful appointees) who completed the questionnaire.

Question
Response
‘The total number of applications to the Bank of England Graduate Development Programme 2018/19 cycle’
3,158 (of whom 1140 responded to the questionnaire)
‘The total number of successful appointments made to the Bank of England Graduate Development Programme 2018/19 cycle’
33 (of whom 13 responded to the questionnaire)
‘The total number of applicants whose parent(s) or guardian(s) completed a university degree course or equivalent’
630
‘The total number of applicants whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a university degree course or equivalent’
510
‘The total number of successful appointees whose parent(s) or guardian(s) completed a university degree course or equivalent’
Less than 10
‘The total number of applicants who attended a non-selective state-run or state-funded school’
Information not held. The Bank collects the names of schools but we do not hold a record of the type of school.
‘The total number of successful appointees who attended a non-selective state-run or state-funded school’
‘The total number of applicants who attended a selective state-run or state-funded school’
‘The total number of successful appointees who attended a selective state-run or state-funded school’
‘The total number of applicants who attended an independent or fee-paying school’
‘The total number of successful appointees who attended an independent or fee-paying school’
‘The total number of applicants who refused to disclose which type of school they attended’
‘The total number of successful appointees who refused to disclose which type of school they attended’
The total number of applicants who received free school meals at any time during school years’
196*
‘The total number of successful appointees who received free school meals at any time during school years’
Less than 10
‘The total number of applicants whose household received income support at any time during their school years’
The Bank does not hold information regarding income support received by applicants’ households.
‘The total number of successful appointees whose household received income support at any time during their school years’
‘The total number of applicants who refused to disclose whether their household received income support at any time during their school years’
‘The total number of successful appointees who refused to disclose whether their household received income support at any time during their school years’

* Please note that students were only asked if they received free school meals between the ages of 11-16, so the Bank does not hold information for all school years. 

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