Research and Insight Trainee

Job description

We are looking for a Research and Insight trainee our growing research and insight department. This role is permanent, based in our Manchester city centre office, and will give you a 12-18 month structured training programme. During your first 6-months as a trainee, you’ll be required to work from the office in Manchester five days a week to optimise your opportunities to learn being in an office but after this, we offer flexible working for all staff, with a minimum three days spent in the office.

This is a full-time permanent-role training scheme for ambitious graduates or those with equivalent qualifications/experience, looking to establish a career in research and insight at a leading UK media agency. You will receive on-the-job and external training and develop a range of skills to enable you to excel in this exciting industry. This scheme is a key career entry point, and a significant number of the existing team began their career on the scheme.

We are looking for an inquisitive and ambitious individual, who can demonstrate a clear interest in starting a career in a research focused role. You will have a concise and effective communicator, comfortable contributing in both internal and client meetings. Highly analytical, you will be numerate and capable of working with large amounts of data to a high degree of detail. You will have a passion for research approaches and techniques and be able to demonstrate your current experience in this area, gained either through study and/or work experience. A degree in social science with a research aspect would be advantageous (but not essential).

The Package

Salary: £21,500 per annum
Bonus: Yearly (subject to business performance)
Benefits: Excellent package that includes:
- Pension (after 3 months’ service, with the company matching your contribution, resulting in 10% of your basic salary being saved into the Pension scheme)
- 33 days holiday inclusive of flexible Public Holidays & the seasonal office closure (pro rata if part time)
- Enhanced parental leave
- Holiday purchase scheme
- Private medical insurance (opt-in) plus Vitality Wellbeing at Work for all
- Fruit, snacks and great coffee
- Long service awards and a great social programme

The Agency

Republic of Media

With offices in Manchester and Edinburgh, Republic of Media is an agency with an emphasis on creativity combined with commercial focus. We specialise in communication planning, media buying, brand building, digital media and innovation.

We plan and buy advertising space on behalf of clients such as bet365, The Scottish Government, Magners Cider, Whyte & Mackay, Tennent’s Lager, Highland Spring, Severn Trent Water, Beaverbrooks and many others. We are a talented and fast-growing team, currently of 72 people.