The Learning and Development workstream is focused on reviewing current training and qualifications provision, skills mapping to support better informed career development and planning, as well as identifying a broader sphere of insight and related sectors to inspire people with the possibilities an insight career can entail.

It can be frustrating and confusing when you know you want a change of direction in your career although aren’t sure where to go next. What role would suit your skills? What opportunities are there for progression? What is really like to work agency / client side?

These are just some of the questions we hear from people working in our sector who are feeling stuck and unsure on the direction of their career. This can lead to people staying unhappy in the status quo or to make moves they later regret. And sometimes leaving the industry altogether.

But it needn’t be like this. We know that there are a wealth of different roles, job types and variety of professional roles in this vibrant, ever-changing industry. Research offers an increasing variety of career paths from the traditional (qualitative and quantitative) to behavioural science to analytics and now the opportunities with AI.

Research Skills Career Tool

To help guide professionals through the career maze, we have developed a sector leading Research Skills Career Tool to help professionals navigate their next steps with confidence.

Access the Research Career Finder Tool 

Individuals at a career crossroads complete a short questionnaire about their skills, interests, strengths and priorities. From this analysis the Research Skills Career Tool suggests the roles that could be of interest, including honest, helpful advice of what it’s really like to work in these positions, along with the skills and experience required to make the career transition. This tool can help you make informed positive decisions about the next steps in your career.

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