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Graduate Recruitment

Each year we recruit a small number of recent graduates to become Graduate Research Consultants. If you're interested in joining us, please send an email to containing your CV and a covering letter, stating the position you're applying for in the subject line.

The candidate

You must have:

  • At least a 2:1 degree and three good 'A' levels (preferably at A or B grade) or international equivalents. Please note that successful applicants will be required to provide proof of qualifications.
  • Analytical ability: favoured degree disciplines include Economics, Maths, Psychology and Social Sciences. Language graduates will also be considered, particularly those who have some practical research experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The Role

Although the Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) role will vary according to project demands, a GRC is likely to be involved in the following activities during their first year:

  • Carrying out desk research, either as part of a project or to gather information for proposals / sales and marketing purposes
  • Collation of costs and details from potential partner fieldwork agencies for proposal purposes
  • Development of samples / contact lists
  • Translation and translation checking
  • Managing and briefing of UK and international fieldwork agencies
  • Setting up code frames, coding and checking completed questionnaires
  • Assisting with the analysis of the research data (normally as part of a team with more senior staff)
  • Supporting the process of report and presentation production with data input and the creation of charts.

The Training

Through a combination of internal and external training courses, an exam, an integrated assignment and portfolio, graduates will at the end of three years achieve full membership of the MRS. We'll help you achieve this by ensuring you get experience working across all sectors and all brands in the RS Consulting Group.

Further requirements

Successful candidates will need to provide documentation confirming their right to work in the UK as specified by the Home Office under laws to prevent illegal working (please refer to Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006).

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