ComRes Graduate programme

The ComRes graduate scheme is innovative and exciting – we offer a modular approach allowing you to work across large parts of our business over 18 months, alongside some very talented people.  If successful you will undertake a comprehensive, robust training programme to equip you with the skills you need to excel in your role.

Over those 18 months we are committed to your development, and expect the same level of commitment in return.  At the end of 18 months, our hope and expectation is that you will advance into a permanent specialist role, from which – depending on your ambition - there will be scope for significant further advancement.

We are looking for a small number of recent graduates who want to bring to ComRes their own personalities and the skills they have developed to date, who want to learn and are eager to push themselves, and who are passionate, enthusiastic, committed and looking to succeed.

We are looking for people who are interested in politics and public policy, who understand business, communicate well, and want to help our customers make a difference in the sectors that they operate in, as well as enjoying handling data and research.

THIS ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

Regular job rotations (currently four) providing you with the opportunity and flexibility to gain exposure within each area of the ComRes business areas. This allows you to explore where your interests and abilities lie - from helping to pitch a new idea to an important media client, to undertaking research with a pharmaceutical company, to helping manage our complex fieldwork project portfolio, to presenting the findings and recommendations to a major charity, to co-hosting a breakfast event with leading religious figures.

  • An ongoing detailed training programme, covering research methodologies, questionnaire design, proposal writing, project management, finance and costing, business development, public affairs, corporate communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • In addition to your manager, a mentor (an experienced consultant) to help you acclimatise to working life, and ensure you develop as fast as you are able.
  • Involvement in the company, with regular access to the Chairman and senior team, and as much empowerment and responsibility as you feel ready to take.

You will earn a market competitive salary, with guaranteed increments (subject to performance) after 6, 12 and 18 months, receive a generous annual leave allowance, other company benefits, and a fantastic office location in the centre of Westminster.

Our ComRes Graduate programme will have:

Applicants will have a keen interest in current affairs, business and politics; be computer literate, enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated, commercially minded, hard-working; have an eye for detail; be able to communicate successfully in both written and verbal contexts to a wide-range of audiences; and feel comfortable working independently as well as in a team environment.

You will want to learn fast, and impress at every opportunity. You will have demonstrable experience of working in teams to achieve a common goal, and be keen for empowerment and responsibility.

If that sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for.

To apply for the ComRes graduate scheme send a CV and covering letter by 8th March 2019 to helen.granger@comresglobal.com.

Graduate places are strictly limited. Your covering letter needs to demonstrate why you are a stand-out candidate and how you can add value to ComRes and our clients.

Successful candidates start their rotations in September 2019.

To register your interest in this role please contact Helen Granger at helen.granger@comresglobal.com