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Graduate Trainee Research Executive - Public Division

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We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in.

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As (COMPANY NAME)'s Public Division we provide evidence and capability-building for governments and multilateral organisations to deliver better public policies and communications around the world. In the UK we work with clients including the Office for National Statistics, Department for Education, Department for Transport, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, Transport for London, Cabinet Office, and HM Revenue & Customs.

Key to our work is a drive to understand people and communities, helping our clients to understand how to change behaviour, to tackle complex societal challenges, evaluate public policy implementation to understand what works, and communicate effectively to citizens. Most of our work isn't published, but our PUBLIC journal gives a snapshot of some of the thought leadership we have produced in recent months during the Covid-19 pandemic, and our Reykjavik Index for Leadership (produced jointly with Women Political Leaders) was named Best of Davos in 2019.

We are a full service agency and pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients expertise in whichever research approach best meets their needs. We also constantly strive to use new and innovative approaches that help us to get as close as possible to understanding people. In recent years this has included creating Public Voice, using award-winning social media-led sampling techniques, and integrating non-survey data and big data sources.

Our people are our biggest asset and we aim to bring out the best in you, in an inclusive workplace where everyone can grow and flourish. You can also get two days off each year to volunteer for a cause you feel passionately about.

Click through to learn more about our Graduate Research Executive roles and how to apply.

What are we looking for?

We are currently looking for four enthusiastic Graduate Research Executives to join our team.

What do we offer?

This is a one year Graduate Research Executive scheme through which you will have the opportunity to work across our specialist teams focusing on different aspects of our research and insight work.

Our Graduate Research Executives tend to work on a small number of projects at any one time, supporting senior team members to deliver the highest quality research and insight to our clients. This is real project work, and we give our Graduates responsibility from Day 1. Across the year we aim to provide you with the opportunity to work for different clients, and the experience of a variety of methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative. In this role you will gain an overview of the social research process from business development, to set up, delivery and dissemination.

With this responsibility comes extensive support and training. You will have a dedicated line manager and development plan throughout to ensure you develop strong research expertise (and you'll be supported through professional qualifications too), but our scheme will also build your commercial acumen, communication and project management skills - core foundations of any career. You will be part of a small cohort of graduates in the Public Division, and there will be a combination of 'on the job' training, as well as formal training as a peer group, and access to the general programme of training and development we have for all staff.

By the end of the year as a Graduate Research Executive, we expect our graduates will be ready to progress in our Public Division as Research Executives. For more information about what life as a Graduate Research Executive is like, some of the (COMPANY NAME) graduates from around the world have spoken about their experiences here.

You will also receive 25 days holiday, a competitive salary, a contributory pension and a number of flexible benefits.

Who are we looking for?

The Graduate Research Executive role aims to provide a strong foundation for new researchers, enabling you to undertake high quality social research, key questions to consider if this is the right role for you:

* Are you eternally curious and excited to work on things that can make a difference?
* Do you like to work with data - in all its forms - with strong attention to detail to ensure all your analysis is robust?
* Are you ready to take on responsibility and to work collaboratively as part of a team, using your strong communication and time management skills to get things done?

* Do you always look for ways to improve how things are done?

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK, with fluent written and spoken English. We would expect candidates to have a 2.2 or above, at least 120 UCAS points and GCSE, or equivalent, Maths & English at a minimum grade B. However, if you are enthusiastic about a career in social research and your academic experience does not fit this requirement exactly, please get in touch with gxxxxxxx.xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxm to discuss.

Next steps

There are three stages to the application process:

* A written application - This first stage is made up of a CV, plus three motivation and competency-based questions. Please note, we operate a name and institution blind review of all CVs - our review is about what you have achieved so far, and why you think (COMPANY NAME)'s Public Division is the right next step for you. For the competency-based questions we recommend you familiarise yourself with the STAR method before answering.

* Online numeracy and literacy tests - Candidates invited to the next stage will be invited to complete online numeracy and literacy tests to be administered by SHL.

* A final assessment stage - This will likely be a combination of pre-prepared presentation, interview, and data interpretation exercise all conducted online, although we may adjust this closer to the time to reflect the current circumstances.

We reserve the right to amend this application process as needed to reflect any changing circumstances or business need. We also anticipate a high volume of applications to this process, and will therefore only be able to offer detailed feedback to candidates who participate in the final stage.

At (COMPANY NAME), the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our employees and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. (COMPANY NAME) is committed to inclusion and diversity, therefore we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics. If you have a disability or are neuro divergent and require support with your application, please contact gxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx.

PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The (COMPANY NAME) Group Limited ("(COMPANY NAME)"). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by (COMPANY NAME) and its affiliate (COMPANY NAME) group companies. For full details of our privacy policy please visit wxx.xxxxxx.xxx.

LocationLondon, MillbankUnited Kingdom

(COMPANY NAME) Rewards Statement
At (COMPANY NAME) we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

(COMPANY NAME) is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, (COMPANY NAME)'s 30,000 people help the world's leading organisations succeed and grow

Source: Company website
Posted on: 13 Jan 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Consulting
Languages: English
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