Could a placement year in market research at TNS be right for you?
Market research is a fascinating, and rapidly-evolving business: insights now come from a huge variety of data sources including social media, behavioural metrics (captured with clever technology at the point of happening), as well as more traditional survey data.
At TNS we use market research to advise commercial clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and customer management. And in the social research arena our public affairs division informs decisions in government departments and in the public sector.
TNS is a global company with offices in over 80 countries. Put together this means we have more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else! We understand individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region.
As leader in this fast-paced industry, TNS can offer a great opportunity to gain insight into how companies make decisions based on market information. In addition, the chance to be involved in managing the process of research surveys will help develop your project management skills – useful in almost any career!
What the TNS placement scheme can give you
We have been offering placement positions for several years so are confident we can ensure this is a rewarding experience for you. From day one you’ll be doing real work, with a real purpose – with an experienced support mechanism in place.
“I would say that right from the start I’ve been completely involved in the projects I’ve worked on and made to feel an important part of the team. I’ve learnt a lot and been given fantastic opportunities, I particularly enjoyed going out to see some of the fieldwork taking place”
The experience and knowledge I have gained is something that I will be able to draw on not only during my final year at university, but also in my future career.”
“TNS has provided me with excellent opportunities to work on truly global projects. I have worked on projects for many big clients such as Microsoft, PlayStation, MasterCard, Vodafone and Skype. All work I do makes a difference and is valued within the company. It has been a joy to work for TNS and the experience has developed me greatly as a person.”
You’ll be based in our fantastic offices at London Bridge. We offer an excellent benefits package including a salary of £18,000, 25 days holiday, season ticket loan, discounted gym membership and our flexi benefit system allows you to personalize your package to include the things that mean most to you. This is a friendly and energetic company so the social life with colleagues can be great too!
Who are we looking for?
The ability to reflect, problem solve and communicate with passion is more important than any particular background degree: successful placement students have come from an incredibly broad range of subjects – including arts, sciences, languages and business.
Most of all we need placement students with their wits about them who have the confidence to use their initiative, to work well in diverse teams and who can combine an-eye-for-detail with the ability to step back and see the broader picture.
(Minimum requirements: at least 300 UCAS points and GCSE, or equivalent, Maths & English at a minimum grade B. All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to be familiar with Microsoft Office (word, powerpoint and excel).
To find out more information about the role and to apply, please click here