Quant/Qual SRE – Public sector research, with some focus on education, skills and learning
Clever and well-resourced, this agency is particularly well placed to handle large, complex and challenging projects and their work is largely on current societal issues.
They have developed great expertise in a couple of key areas, education, learning and skills being one of them and at least half of your time is likely to be spent on research that informs social policy in this sector.
The kinds of issues they address include: What do graduates do after graduating? Are degrees still worthwhile financially? How are schools and parents preparing young people to deal with their personal finances? Which skills are essential for employers in different sectors? Do apprenticeships work well for both apprentices and employers?
Other projects you may find yourself working on could include B2B, financial, regulatory or issues around work and benefits policy (for example what impact would changes in disability benefits have?)
You will be working on all elements of research projects of all shapes and sizes, as part of a wider team. The balance of your work is likely to be around three-quarters quant, one quarter qualitative. As a result you will need excellent technical quantitative skills but qualitative training will be provided where needed.
To be considered for this role you will need strong academic credentials and at least two or three years’ commercial research experience. Social research experience is desirable but not essential. This will also suit someone who enjoys report writing and working on projects where more thinking is required
With plenty of training and development opportunities, a sociable team, with low staff turnover and 28 days holiday on offer, this role comes highly recommended all round.
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