Graduate Research Executive (GRE) x 6

Job Details

Posted: September 24, 2019

Salary: £20,000 - £26,000 (dependent on experience) + Benefits + Company Bonus Scheme

Experience: Experience – preferred but not essential

Department: Research

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We are looking for dynamic, strategic, creative and analytical thinkers to join our teams across the UK and help us become ever bigger and stronger.

We require candidates who can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, are highly organised, have a willingness to learn, and have a genuine desire to understand people and society. Candidates must relish a fast-paced environment where they take on challenging tasks, learn rapidly and have the necessary support and guidance to flourish.

Date Added: 25 September 2019

Closing Date: 23 October 2019

Job Title: Graduate Research Executive (GRE) x 6

Working For: BMG

Location: Birmingham, London or Glasgow

Salary: £20,000 – £26,000 (dependent on experience) + Benefits + Company Bonus Scheme

About BMG

BMG Research is one of the UK’s largest independent research and analytics agencies. Our methods expertise, sophisticated analytics and impactful insight empowers clients to make evidence-based decisions that change behaviour among customers, stakeholders and wider society.

We have more than 30 years’ experience of supporting our clients to build and deepen their understanding of changing and ever more complex markets, people and society. We are proud to remain an independent business, driven forward by some of the brightest and most inquiring minds in our industry. We work with our clients to fully understand the challenges faced by their organisations, identify priorities for action, and evaluate the impact of change. We are curious, intelligent and focused in our thinking, supporting our clients in making smarter decisions.

We are growing rapidly – expanding our share of the market in UK public sector and regulated industry research, and expanding into more and more commercial sectors.  Our people help government clients deliver better public services, shape public policy and guide public investment.  In the commercial sectors we drive better customer and employee experiences and strengthen their brands and reputations.

The Role

We are looking for dynamic, strategic, creative and analytical thinkers to join our teams across the UK and help us become ever bigger and stronger.

We require candidates who can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, are highly organised, have a willingness to learn, and have a genuine desire to understand people and society.  Candidates must relish a fast-paced environment where they take on challenging tasks, learn rapidly and have the necessary support and guidance to flourish.

To be successful, candidates will have a strong desire to learn, hold a minimum of a 2:1-degree qualification or equivalent, and be numerate with a good understanding of collating and analysing data. Candidates will already have a detailed understanding of primary research methods and are looking to pursue a career in a fun and exciting research setting.

Successful candidates will join the BMG Graduate Training Program.  This combines on-the-job and formal training and all members benefit from being part of a tight-knit graduate cohort.  The scheme supports graduates in moving towards professional qualifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing research materials e.g. questions and topic guides, that generate fresh insight for our clients
  • Carrying out background research to support proposal and report writing
  • Preparing project materials including job spec forms, coding and data analysis specs
  • Assisting with qualitative research, including recruitment and preparation of materials
  • Preparing presentations and reports for clients to a high standard
  • Client servicing and management
  • Day-to-day project management; including planning, problem solving and delivery with supervision
  • Analysing and investigating data to uncover impactful insights
  • You will manipulate data eg. checking, cross tab, formatting charting data
  • Reporting results in a clear, concise and usable way
  • Writing articles for the BMG Research website

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities accompanied by good numerical skills
  • An interest in, and knowledge of society and current affairs
  • An understanding of data and statistics
  • An ability to write around data/results (to tell an accurate and interesting story
  • A full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Effective and efficient time management
  • A keen eye for detail – spotting and correcting errors
  • A willingness to take on challenging and varied tasks
  • A professional, can-do, attitude
  • Ability to think outside the box

Experience of the following is desirable but not essential:

  • Data analytics systems e.g. SPSS, Q, SAS
  • Primary research and/or fieldwork
  • Data charting tools

Closing Date: 23 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Initial Selection Notification Date: Thursday 31 October 2019

Interview Dates: 6 November to 15 November 2019 (depending on location)

Start dates: Late November onwards

Application Details:

If you believe you are the right candidate, please send a covering letter detailing why we should choose you, and an up-to-date CV to recruitment@bmgresearch.co.uk.  Please type “GRE NOV 19” in the subject line, followed by your preferred location, e.g. “GRE NOV 19 – London”.

Please note

Both covering letters and CVs should be in pdf format only.

All applicants will receive a reply, though not all will receive written feedback.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a basic DBS check.

Website: www.bmgresearch.co.uk

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Accepted file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .pages