consumer researcher development programme (start Sep. 2019)

Wage: £20,000

Location: Manchester

the role

What does Join the Dots do?

We conduct qualitative, quantitative and community consumer market research projects, that help our clients get a better understanding of their customers and make better business decisions as a result. These clients are some of the best known brands in the UK and internationally, such as ITV, GSK, The Co-op, Unilever and Diageo and have offices in Manchester (in the heart of the Northern Quarter), Singapore and New York.


We’re innovative & award-winning, young at heart, friendly, love what we do, and really care about getting it right for our clients.


To find out more about us, visit:


How does the programme work?

You’ll start your career in Sep 2019, spending seven months in our development programme as an Academy Executive. We’ll take your raw talent and, through a structured syllabus of training (accredited by the Market Research Society) and placements, we’ll support your progress and you’ll graduate to the research teams. There you will begin conducting and helping with the management of projects and continue to develop your career.


This is for you if you…

  • …are curious about people and what makes them tick i.e. why do people do what they do and why do they not always do what they say?
  • …want to work somewhere that gives you the chance to progress quickly, with the ability to learn fast.
  • …relish personal challenges and a constant pace of change which you’ll find here at Join the Dots.
  • …grab the initiative, but equally thrive on the success of those around them and the team they’re part of.
  • …are a graduate or a non – graduate.


What’s in it for you?

You will be based in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester, surrounded by cool bars and restaurants and are about a 7 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens. We have regular team socials and run charity events throughout the year. On top of that we offer corporate benefits such as a corporate gym membership, excellent pension scheme, season ticket loan, 25 days holiday and an employee perk portal for saving on high street stores and wellbeing packages.


Next steps and application process…

If this sounds like the right place for you to build your career, complete our online application here:


This vacancy will close at midnight Sunday 27th January 2019. We will then contact those who we would like to invite to our assessment day which will take place in March 2019 (exact date tbc).

about us

As an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency, we help our clients make better business decisions through a deep understanding of people. Essentially, we join the dots between business needs, the best primary research approaches and our in-depth understanding of the consumer world.

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