Graduate Programme: Applications Open For 2017
Are you instinctively curious?
Why not apply this natural curiosity to a career in research, discovering the new and unexpected? Whether helping brands develop innovative products or advertising, being involved in the evolution of tech or finance industries, advising on the perfect customer journey, or helping to influence government policy - it’s all possible at Ipsos MORI.
Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research companies with offices in 88 countries. We are an innovative, client-focused organisation providing research services to over 5,000 clients worldwide. Proudly, we are the only global market research company that is still controlled and operated by market researchers. If you are intrigued by behaviour, have an analytical mind-set and an entrepreneurial spirit, a career with one of the largest and best known brands in market research could be for you.
Make an Impact
We are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society, and about making our complex world easier to understand. We inspire our clients to make smarter decisions, offering them a unique depth of knowledge and expertise. We can boldly call things into question, be creative and learn from different experiences through the latest innovative methodologies alongside traditional qualitative and quantitative research.
We believe that what we do is important. We want you to have more than a job. We want you to have a career, by nurturing a culture of collaboration and continuous development, we attract the highest calibre of people who have the ability and desire to influence and shape the future. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible hours, your birthday off and the opportunity to give back to society through our volunteering programme.
Your first year
You will be encouraged to take responsibility from the outset - thrown straight into working on live projects. We have a structured programme providing a comprehensive foundation in research and how it is practically applied in a commercial environment. You’ll be trained in client management, project management and the nitty-gritty of research including methodologies, sampling, weighting and ethics. You’ll learn through real life, hands-on experience, webinars, seminars and specialist workshops. We’ll provide you with dedicated training designed to achieve the industry recognised Market Research Society (MRS) Advanced Certificate accreditation. Working with renowned experts within one of our specialisms: Advertising & Media (Connect), Customer Experience (Loyalty), Marketing, the Social Research Institute or The Reputation Centre (Public Affairs), your day to day may include:
- Attending a client briefing and/or presentation
- Liaising with and updating suppliers, clients and project management teams on key deliverables such as project plans, timeframes, updated budgets
- Preparing and updating pitch & proposal documents with the project team
- Checking scripts, data sets, presentations, reports, and deliverables
- Developing awareness of writing inspiring questionnaires, screeners, discussion guides or reports
- Attending or observing group or depth interviews
- Developing understanding of different sampling approaches and weighting
- Developing awareness and understanding of data analysis approaches
- Building awareness of job costing process and the importance of the financial management of projects
- Utilising your analysis skills to look for patterns and stories in the data
What we need
We are looking for applications from people who are motivated by working collaboratively, acting with integrity and always questioning.
Specifically, we are looking for people who:
- Have exceptional attention to detail and a meticulous approach to analysing data
- Have strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
- Have a ‘right first time’ approach
- Work creatively and think commercially
- Are client focused
- Have a degree (predicted or achieved 2:1) in any discipline
- Fluency in English, any other languages are an advantage
- Permanent and unrestricted right to work and remain in the UK
- 300 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent
All applications must be submitted online by 31st January. From here, our partners Futureboard Consulting will review your application and be in touch to let you know if you have been shortlisted or not within 14 working days of submitting your application. If you are successful at this stage, Futureboard Consulting will contact you to confirm a convenient time and date for a telephone interview. Please note that all telephone interviews will take place from mid-late February, and the following stage - assessment centres, will run during March in our London office with the start date scheduled for April 2017.