The Market Research Executive Apprenticeship aims to attract new and diverse talent into the insight sector. The programme provides a stepping stone into the research profession, promoting social mobility as well as building an inclusive sector that reflects the population which market and social research seeks to understand.

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. Apprentices will learn to collect, analyse and interpret findings using qualitative and quantitative and digital and non-digital techniques

The apprenticeship standard was created in collaboration with leading agencies and businesses from both public and private sectors, including Ipsos MORI, Maritz, Shift-Learning, Firefish Group, ampersand research, Cello Health Plc, Yonder, Disney, Channel 4, Compare the Market (BGL Group), Transport for West Midlands, House of Commons, and Hackney Council, and has been approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Find out more about the Market Research Executive Apprenticeship – how it works in practice with information on how to go about offering the apprenticeship programme via our FAQs Section

The apprenticeship standard can be viewed here.

For details  of Training Providers for the apprenticeship please click here, these organisations may also be able to assist you in the process of recruiting an apprentice.

For details  of End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) please click here

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Discounted MRS Membership for Apprentices

Market Research Executive Apprentices can apply to become a member of MRS for the discounted fee of £50 (normal cost of first year membership £209.50). 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. 

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