My name is Vicki and I am a Associate Director working in the London office
Why did you join the Research Partnership?
I joined the Research Partnership because I studied Sociology and Psychology at university, and I took a lot of research related modules. Once I began looking for graduate roles, MR seemed to match the skill set I had developed. Once I had come for an interview here, I was more determined to begin a career in MR specifically with RP, as I liked the atmosphere in the office and the people that I met.
What are your main responsibilities?
My main responsibilities are overseeing the smooth running of both qualitative and quantitative studies, liaising with clients on a daily basis to keep them informed of how the research is progressing, and preparing and delivering results and recommendations based on our research findings.
What is an average day for you like?
There is no average day! Every day is different. One day, I could be working on a report for a client, the next I could be preparing research materials for use in interviews, or I could be travelling to watch live research with clients.
What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the variety and the people. I like that every day is different, and it is not a typical 9-5 office job. Each project is different, whether it be therapy area, markets involved, or methodology used. I also love the people I work with, I have made some excellent friends here. Also, I get to meet a lot of interesting people outside of the RP offices, from clients, to respondents, to our suppliers, so I have made lots of contacts.
What does the future have in store for you?
I hope to continue working here at RP, improving my research skills and progressing through the company. There are good opportunities for progression here. If you work hard it is rewarded!
What would you say to anyone seeking a position at the Research Partnership?
If you are interested in finding out ‘why’, want variety in your job and a fun and friendly working atmosphere, you should apply!