Market Research Jobs & Careers - Entry level Market Research Jobs & Careers: Researchers

Market Research Jobs & Careers - Entry level Market Research Jobs & Careers: Researchers

Market Research Jobs & Careers - Entry-level Market Research Jobs & Careers: Researchers

Entry-level Market Research Jobs & Careers – Researchers without experience who have an interest in research and are curious about the world! Head Office Cheshire (near Stockport), Leeds Office or remote working We are growing our team and recruiting entry-level roles, open to school/college leavers, graduates and people looking for a new direction and we want to hear from a diverse range of people looking to join our employee-owned research agency.

Roles are permanent, full time (Monday to Friday 9 am –5 pm), however, we are open to working flexibly with successful candidates.

Starting salary £18k. Salary will depend on experience.

What is a Career in Market Research all about?

Market Research is about understanding people and helping organisations to make decisions. We use lots of different techniques – online surveys, interviews, focus groups and online forums to ask questions and understand people’s thoughts, feeling, behaviours and attitudes. Market research is used to help shape organisation’s decisions and the research we conduct can make a real difference, whether this is a multi-national company launching a new product; a local authority making sure that they deliver services that meet the needs of their residents or a charity launching a new fundraising campaign.

What makes a good Market Researcher?

A career in market research suits people who are naturally inquisitive and want to make a difference. Have you ever found yourself wondering why people do things, or what makes us choose one product over another? Do you like to understand patterns – in the way people do things, or how one thing impacts something else?

There are lots of different skills that make a good market researcher – some people like to work with large amounts of data and look for patterns in the data to explain what makes people tick; other people like to talk to people and spend the time understanding them in more depth.

Being a researcher in a market research agency also needs good project management – you’ll be responsible for making sure our clients get the answers to their questions and that everything happens on time. As a career, it suits people who are organised, can manage their time to juggle different priorities and work to a deadline.

What is a job as an entry-level researcher like?

Our entry-level researchers join a research team, working on live projects from day one. They learn on the job, starting off with supporting and shadowing the more experienced researchers to learn the skills and work up to taking full responsibility for delivering projects directly to clients, supervised by a more experienced Project Manager or Director to make sure you know what you’re doing. No two days as a researcher are ever the same – our researchers get the opportunity to work on lots of different projects, including qualitative and quantitative, and across a range of different sectors.

But don’t take our word for it, meet Alex Scaife, a Junior Research Executive working in our operations team and Amie Flynn, Junior Research Executive working in one of our research teams can tell you a bit about all the different things they get to do with their day: Alex Scaife case study, Amie Flynn case study.

What support and opportunities are there?

From day one you will be assigned a line manager to guide your development. You will spend time with all the research and operational teams learning about how the company operates. Please meet Olivia Holt, Research Executive who can share her experience at DJS so far Olivia Holt case study.

Our trainer will be in touch with you and your line manager regularly to discuss training gaps, suitable courses which are coming up and to see how you are getting on. A full training programme for entry-level starters is available. You will be part of a team – we’re a friendly bunch and there will always be someone available who can help you. We’ll also put you in touch with other new starters so that you can share your experiences.

We don’t hold people back at DJS Research. We promote people when they are ready rather than people having to wait for a vacancy. Please meet Francesca Barker, Research Executive who can tell you about her journey so far at DJS Francesca Barker case study. We have many people who joined us at junior levels and are now at the Managerial or Director level. Please meet Alex McCluckie, Research Director who can tell you about his journey with us... Alex McCluckie case study.

What’s it like to work at DJS Research?

If you want a large bureaucratic company, then DJS isn’t for you. If you want a growing medium-sized company, which cares about its workforce and has a friendly vibe, then it is.

Indeed, we are often told by staff that the one thing that sets DJS Research apart is the people. Yes, we work hard and take pride in our work, but we also look out for each other and have time out to socialise too, whether it’s days out, parties or for the more sporting of you, charity runs, hikes and Tough Mudders. For those of you who are more community-spirited, we have volunteering days. There is something for everyone. To find out more visit our social media pages! And click here to read what it is really like to work at DJS Research.

Something else that sets us apart is that we appreciate that everyone has a life outside work and that this can require flexibility. Everyone is set up to work from home, though we’re doing our offices up and looking forward to some people returning to the office in the future. We have people working part-time, full time and flexible hours.

Other benefits include 25 days holiday, plus your birthday and additional days for years served, up to 28 days. You can purchase up to a week’s additional leave too.

In addition, in July this year, we became employee-owned. We’re one of only three market research agencies in this position. It means that the company has to be run in the best interests of all staff and that employee voice is integral to DJS Research. For further information about our employee ownership structure please click here.

What happens next?

If you’re interested in applying, please complete our application process here by 1st November 2021. If you are shortlisted, the first stage will be a chat with one of our project managers so they can find out more about you and you can find out more about what they do. If successful, we’ll invite you to a selection day.

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