Graduate Project Executive (Graduate -- Project Management)
Location-  London, Tower Hill (E1W)
Salary-  £25,000 plus benefits
Start Date- September/October 2021

Are you looking to start and develop your career in one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?

We are looking to grow our talented team of Project Managers across our organisation. We are looking for individuals who have a curiosity for problem solving, a passion for planning and organisation, and excellent communicators who are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Project management is a valued and integral component of what we do at Ipsos – and is often the difference between a project’s success or failure. Our team of client facing, expert Project Managers work hand in hand with the research team to find the most efficient way to plan, develop and deliver projects on time, to the required specifications and within the allocated budget.

Project Management sits at the forefront of what we do at Ipsos – spearheading new and better ways of working across the organisation. You will work alongside a network of experienced Project Managers as part of a growing function and gain exposure to a broad mix of sectors and methodologies, with a dedicated mentor to guide you on your journey.


We are one of the world’s largest research companies with offices in 90 markets. Ipsos brings together research, implementation, methodological, and subject-matter experts from around the world, combining thematic and technical experts globally with local knowledge to deliver top-quality research.

Our culture is unique - we have the entrepreneurial spirit and quirkiness of a small boutique, but we also have the resources, scale and diversity of a large global agency. We are filled with bright, friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic people, from many backgrounds, with various interests, skills and experiences to learn from. Our values are based on our diverse cultural backgrounds, helping us to be responsive, client-focused and flexible.


As a Graduate Project Executive, you will be encouraged to take responsibility from the outset, thrown straight into working on live projects.  You will gain exposure to a variety of clients and research approaches whilst working alongside experienced project managers.
  • You will work on a wide range of research projects
  • You will see the end to end project life cycle, from attending client briefs, working through timelines and costings, supporting on methodology, feasibility, quality control, and liaising with our fieldwork specialists
  • You will learn key project management skills
  • You will focus on managing fieldwork, monitoring response against sample quotas, monitoring fieldwork for errors or unexpected abnormalities, managing timings, and liaising with internal panel teams
  • You will help us look at how we can improve the way we work and bring efficiencies and innovation to long standing projects
  • Ensure client satisfaction and represent Ipsos in a professional and ethical manner at all times
  • Ability to find creative and innovative solutions for complex and varied problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong personal and team organisational skills
  • Impartiality and adaptability
  • Strong initiative, negotiation and influencing ability
  • Being self-motivating and confident
  • A natural curiosity about the world we live in and an intrigue for human behaviour
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK


Our Generation Ipsos programme provides a comprehensive foundation in research and how it’s practically applied in a commercial environment. You’ll be trained in client management, project management and the nitty-gritty of research including methodologies, sampling, weighting and ethics. You’ll learn through real life, hands-on experience, webinars, seminars and specialist workshops. We’ll provide you with dedicated training designed to achieve the industry recognised Market Research Society (MRS) Advanced Certificate accreditation.   Networking is a key skill, so we have Early Careers events with other Graduates, Placement Students and Interns across the company.

Having a flexible working culture where we support our colleagues and celebrate our successes is important to us.  We invest our time in you and you’ll benefit from working alongside our expert teams.  Your manager will help you set goals to achieve your personal objectives throughout the year and help you achieve these.

  • 25 days’ holiday which increases over time to 30 days, plus an extra day for your birthday.
  • Pension contribution and income protection
  • Life Assurance
  • 4pm finish on a Friday
  • Blended working (working from TMS / home)
  • Annual summer and All Staff events
  • Team Christmas parties
  • Season ticket loan
  • A huge variety of flexible benefits e.g. winter flu jabs, eye care vouchers, high street discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounted gym memberships
  • Pension contribution and income protection
  • Moving to London Relocation loan of up to £1,000

To apply, please follow the link below.  From here you will be taken to our recruitment partner, Instant Impact’s website where you can fill out our application form.  Those who are successful at this stage will be progressed to a skype interview and gamified test.  The final stage will be an assessment centre:

Applications close on 20th September 2021, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success - a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients. We understand the importance of commitments you may have outside of work and we consider all flexible working applications - please highlight what you are looking for when you make your application.