Category: Work placement

  • Two weeks in the life of a market researcher

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    As a Sport Science student at Newcastle University with only a small amount of previous experience in marketing, I came across this placement and saw it as a great opportunity to develop new skills before starting my second year of University. The initial application process was efficient and meant I was...

  • Starting my journey into the 'real world' of work

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    As part of the Psychology and Sociology degree I’m studying at Aston University, my third year consists of a compulsory placement to help gain industry knowledge before graduating into the ‘real world’ of work. This, therefore, has brought me to my current position at Research by Design as a Trainee...

  • An ideal taster into the world of market research

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    I graduated from University with a BA in History and a hazy vision of how I wished to develop the learnings from my degree. What I did know was that I loved the research element of my course and wanted to explore how this could be translated into a business...

  • A brilliant insight into the world of market research

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    As a final year French Studies and History undergraduate, the time to apply for jobs is fast approaching and with no clear career path, it was quickly becoming a daunting prospect. After undertaking an internship at a Marketing & PR Agency over the summer, I knew that I wanted a...

  • Reflecting on my time at RbD

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    As a part of my Marketing Degree at Aston University, it was mandatory for me to complete an industrial placement as my third year. After applying for the job, and completing several interview stages, I was delighted to be offered a position within the team at Research by Design as...

  • Starting My Work Placement Journey

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    As a part of my Marketing degree, it is compulsory to undergo a placement year. Therefore during my second year at university, I began to think about and search for a placement within the marketing industry. However, I was aware that this would prove difficult, given how broad this sector...

  • An insight into the role of a market researcher

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    Research by Design offers a fantastic work placement to students who wish to gain experience in market research. RbD initially appealed to me as they work with variety of sectors and employ both qualitative and quantitative methods in their research. ​Having recently completed a BSc in Psychology I was unsure in...

  • What exactly is the apprenticeship levy and how will it affect you?

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    On 6th April 2017, the government is introducing the apprenticeship levy. This requires all employers operating in the UK to invest into apprenticeships. Research undertaken by City and Guilds* claims a third of UK employers eligible to pay the apprenticeship levy are still not aware of it so let us...

  • How to attract talent to market research

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    I’ve had several conversations recently with people who have lamented that new graduates aren’t drawn to their sector. “No one leaves university wanting to work in [insert profession here]” is a familiar phrase to many. It’s often been said of market research too, with many researchers falling into the profession...

  • Attracting & retaining creative talent. Part one.

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    Last week I attended an event organised by Creative England & the IPA, which discussed the challenges the creative sector faces in attracting & retaining talent. Positively, we’re recognising the challenges and the informative event highlighted some solutions. 1. Training & development over monetary benefits Ollie Purdom, Director at Pitch Consultants, a specialist...