Graduate Research Executive 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: London

We are looking for a talented Graduate to join the Audience Measurement team at Ipsos. Audience Measurement is an entrepreneurial division, looking for highly talented individuals who are interested in being a part of a dynamic and energised team.

We are the only research agency simultaneously involved in all the UK audience measurement projects covering Print, Radio, TV, Online, Out-of-Home and Cross-media. This heritage and experience has allowed us to build unrivalled experience in innovative custom solutions.

We are currently a seeking Graduate Research Executive to support two teams: Ipsos Global Influencers (IGI) and the TouchPoints team.

The Ipsos Global Influencers is an annual international syndicated research study, for which the main objectives are:

  • Measuring the audience of international media brands amongst the high-end business portion of the general population
  • Supplying profile data on the audience, in terms of Business Decision making, Personal Finance, Technology, Luxury and Travel,
  • Collecting additional data on themes related to business actuality and developing market narratives to support our subscribers’ own marketing activities

TouchPoints is a bi-annual UK-only cross-media survey gathering insights into the way people interact with media in their daily lives. The survey consists of:

  • 7 day, half hourly, Progress Web App diary
  • Separate standalone questionnaire covering media habits, attitudes and demographics

Role overview

As a Graduate Research Executive, you’ll be encouraged to take responsibility from the outset – thrown straight into working on live projects for some our clients. You will gain exposure to a variety of research approaches, whilst working alongside industry experts.

This role will be to support the Senior Research Executives, Research Managers, Associate Directors and Director in their day-to-day tasks and client accounts. Your key daily responsibilities will be to support quantitative research studies from start to finish, including:

  • Setting up and scripting questionnaires
  • Managing and overseeing the fieldwork including weekly monitoring, data processing and sample quality control
  • Supporting our participant helpline team
  • Act as a key point of contact with suppliers and internal stakeholders (for example, our Data Processing and Data Science teams, Finance, fieldwork, online scripters, coders, etc.)
  • Assist in checking tables and overall quality control
  • Help prepare presentations for clients
  • Assist in running survey data on behalf of clients – for example, tailored data-cuts and input to set up PowerPoint decks
  • Analyse the data to help find useful marketing stories

What do I need to bring with me?

  • An interest and curiosity about the media industry
  • Passion for working with data with a technical appetite to explore relevant data software such as Excel and SPSS
  • Intellectually curious, able to constructively challenge existing thinking
  • Be self-motivated, confident and have strong initiative

Along with 

  • Exceptional attention to detail and a meticulous approach to working with data
  • Enthusiasm for working with clients, both internally and externally
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organisational skills as well as the ability to multi-task and work towards multiple deadlines
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK

What is in it for me?

Our Generation Ipsos programme provides a comprehensive foundation in research and how it’s 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. Networking is a key skill so we have Early Careers events with other Graduates, Placement Students and Interns across the company.

Having a flexible working culture where we support our colleagues and celebrate our successes is important to us. We invest our time in you and you’ll benefit from working alongside our expert teams. Your manager will help you set goals to achieve your personal objectives throughout the year and help you exceed these.

And the fun stuff 

  • 25 days’ holiday which increases over time to 30 days, plus an extra day for your birthday
  • Annual summer and All Staff events
  • Team socials, including Christmas parties
  • Season ticket loan
  • Future talent loan – an optional and interest-free loan of up to £1000 to help with any unexpected costs, so you can focus on having a great start to your career
  • Option to work abroad for up to 6 weeks across a rolling 12-month period (with the relevant Right to Work within that country)
  • A huge variety of benefits e.g. pension contributions, income protection, winter flu jabs, eye care vouchers, online and high street discounts
  • Opportunity to participate in and benefit from our multiple Diversity and Inclusion Belong groups, which bring together people with shared identities and interests to ensure that their voices are heard through the company and that Ipsos can continue to carry out research that is representative of the UK and wider world today.

Those who are successful at the application stage will be progressed to a virtual interview. The final stage will be an assessment centre held at our Thomas More Square Office in June. Therefore, please ensure you apply ASAP to ensure you have a successful chance in the process!

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success – a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients.

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