Research Intern | £18-24K | Consultancy | Central London

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£18,000 (per annum)
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5th January 2019
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Our Client is a specialist engagement consultancy. Their aim is to help companies improve their performance through their people. They build engagement strategies that support an organisational culture in which everybody plays their part. Using smart research and analytics to guide decision-making and measure ROI.

How you can expect to spend your day:

The main purpose is to support the delivery of high quality research and consulting to clients, contributing at all phases of the delivery process.

Research design and execution:
• Demonstrate a good understanding of various methods of data collection and how these can be applied based on the research objectives (both quantitative and qualitative research design)
• Be aware of how evolving technology and media platforms support innovative feedback and insight techniques
• Support questionnaire development and survey testing procedures
• Programme online surveys, including complex routing and layout design
• Support the undertaking of qualitative research exercises through facilitation and capturing of content
• Support in the planning and administration of bespoke and third-party diagnostic tools and assessments used in our individual leadership and leadership team development programmes
• Ensure the chosen research solution suits the research subject, audience, and key stakeholders

Analysis and interpretation of research data:
• Manage, clean and process large data set both quickly and efficiently
• Have a strong understanding of basic statistical concepts, including percentages, means, standard errors and confidence intervals
• Design, produce and interpret simple cross-tabulation analyses
• Undertake statistical testing and analyses for use in smart analytics
• Interpret qualitative data to identify themes and develop meaningful representation of these
• Interpret the results of bespoke and third-party diagnostic tools and assessments used in our individual leadership and leadership team development programmes


Create graphical and explanatory reports to present findings to clients
Support in the build and production of online and offline reporting solutions for clients, including strategic presentations, summary dashboards, online data reports, response rate tools
Proof reports and presentations
Prepare summary reports of bespoke and third-party diagnostic tools and assessments for our individual leadership and leadership team development programmes

Project Management:
• Co-ordinate research projects as part of a team
• Compile timelines, monitor project progress and suggest appropriate actions when scheduling issues arise
• Prepare and deliver project briefings with team members
• Effectively communicate project progress, risks, and updates to client project teams

Innovations, Marketing & Business Development:
• Learn about, and share, relevant innovations within technology, industry and client organisations and undertake relevant competitor analysis
• Development of marketing material and thought leadership (including case studies, online and social media content, white papers
• Consistently support and take ownership for the delivery of outstanding customer service to ensure client retention and growth
• Identification of existing client growth opportunities and risks
• Background desk research on existing and new / potential clients (e.g. compiling business profile summaries, information for proposals)
• Contribution to new business pitches, proposals and project design

The ideal intern's personality and qualifications:
Excellent administrative and project management skills
A keen eye for detail, demonstrable commitment to quality and accuracy
Strong numerical skills and understanding of the basic techniques that can be used to explore the causal relationships that exist within a set of research findings
Confidence (and ideally experience) of working with large and complex datasets
Familiarity with evolving technology and media channels used to communicate, connect and collect feedback from various audiences
Advanced IT skills, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, SPPS (desirable)
Sound ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload, confidence to use your initiative and enjoy working in a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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