Savanta is one of the fastest growing agencies in market research with teams in the UK, Americas, and APAC. With technology at the heart of our business, we inform and inspire clients to Make Better Decisions through powerful data, high impact consulting, and bespoke solutions. Our market-leading products and specialist teams in sector, methodology, and audience (e.g. students, and high net worth individuals), help clients ranging from global giants to locally loved brands, government bodies, and non-profits.
Our people are our greatest asset, and we believe our industry should be representative of the world it serves. As a founding signatory of the MRS Manifesto for Opportunity, Savanta actively fosters a proudly diverse and inclusive working environment, and our recruitment processes are meticulously designed to identify and select the best talent based only on objective criteria.
We are excited to launch the search for bright Graduate Executives to join Savanta UK as part of our first Graduate intake of 2022.
About the Role
As a Graduate Executive at Savanta, you’ll receive first-class mentorship and training on a breadth of research methodologies, techniques and systems, whilst getting hands-on experience and learning on the job. After an induction process in which you’ll learn all you need to know about the work we do and how we do it, you’ll get to support our project teams’ day to day activity including:
Checking, analysing and interpreting data
Assisting the delivery of quantitative and qualitative projects
Setting up projects, preparing and testing survey questionnaires
Conducting and supporting with fieldwork (e.g., online communities, focus groups)
Carrying out desk research on a variety of industry sectors and markets and issues
Contributing to the preparation of consultancy-led outputs for clients
Presenting, both internally and externally
Supporting different business areas to build on your research consultancy skills.
You’ll become an active part of client teams responsible for ensuring the smooth running of projects from start to finish. These are hands-on roles designed to give you the practical experience to build your confidence and enable you to produce high quality work that informs and inspires our clients while developing your career at pace.
At Savanta, we strive to enhance our culture with diverse talent that embodies our values: we are Empowering; Curious; Entrepreneurial; Collaborative; and Brave. This is what makes Savanta a great company to be part of – talented individuals who want to deliver great work for their clients and for each other.
Our Executive roles are ideally suited to Graduates with some previous work experience who have a genuine interest in the Market Research & Insights sector, and the ability to learn in a fast-paced agency environment. As well as the enthusiasm to handle practical work and the confidence to ask questions or make suggestions on improvements, applicants should possess:
Exceptional attention to detail
Education to Degree level or equivalent
Good organisational and time-management skills
Strong numeracy skills (minimum grade B at GCSE or equivalent)
Proficiency in IT and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work well in teams and with a broad range of people.
Why Join Us?
With offices in the UK, US, Canada, and India, 450 staff globally, and ambitious growth plans, Savanta offers the benefits of scale, whilst our specialist teams make life at Savanta feel more like working at a smaller agency. Our client portfolio includes some of the world’s best-known brands, including Google, LEGO, Unilever, HSBC, Sainsbury’s, ITV, Pandora, Wagamama, The Cabinet Office, Formula 1, Sport England, and Heineken.
Part of the vibrant Next 15 Communications Group, we have an entrepreneurial company culture that actively recognises and values its people and offers unrivalled scope for career development. As well as a competitive salary and unlimited annual leave, we offer an excellent benefits package covering health & wellbeing (gym membership, private medical, etc.), financial health (pension, life assurance, etc.) and flexible working practices, incl. hybrid working.
To be considered for these Graduate Executive openings, please submit your CV with a cover letter via this portal no later than Friday 13th May by 12pm.
For shortlisted candidates, one to one telephone interviews will take place during the week commencing 23rd May.
Those successful at the telephone interview will then be invited to a Group Assessment Day on Friday 17th June and will be held in the offices on Bermondsey Street.
These graduate roles are permanent vacancies subject to a standard probation period.
The estimated start date for successful candidates will be Wednesday 6th July
Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.