The Market Research Executive Apprenticeship - Proposal, Standard and Assessment Plan has been approved for delivery by the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.  The apprenticeship is now available for employers to use for new apprenticeship recruits.

The Market Research Executive apprenticeship is suitable for both school leavers aged 18 years and older or as an upskilling pathway to develop employees/workers already within a research role e.g., interviewers.  The apprenticeship standard can be viewed here.

MRS fully supports the apprenticeship as not only a stepping stone into the research profession but also as a key part of the Diversity & Inclusion drive for social inclusion the research sector.

With thanks to Louise Maycock from Ipsos MORI, Chair of the Trailblazer Group and to the following employers who were involved in creating the apprenticeship: ampersand Research, BGL Group, Cello Health Plc, Channel 4, Compare the Market (BGL Group), Disney, Firefish Group, Hackney Council, House of Commons, Ipsos MORI, Maritz, Shift-Learning, Transport for West Midlands and Yonder.

For queries or to recruit/enrol an apprentice please contact the training provider - Swarm

The End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) is Innovate Awarding

Market Research Executive Apprentices can apply to become a member of MRS for the discounted fee of £40 (normal cost of first year membership £198).  Membership will give them access to resources and events to support their learning and career development, it will also enable them to engage in the sector and keep up to date with developments and news via regular updates.  Further information is available via

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