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How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarize yourself with our website and our glossary of terms page. Also, we suggest you think about responses to questions such as:

Why do you want to work for Research Partnership?
What do you have to offer Research Partnership?

What is the recruitment process?

If we feel your application matches our requirements, we will invite you for a pre-recorded video interview which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you progress to the second phase of interview, we will invite you to our offices in Putney for an assessment day where you will take part in a range of tasks, some based on market research, others will involve group work. You will also be interviewed by some of our Senior Directors and have the opportunity to meet graduates from previous years and ask them questions about the role.

When will I start?

Our graduate program usually starts in February and September of each year.

I didn’t study market research, can I still apply?

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. Staff at Research Partnership have a wide range of backgrounds, including social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, marketing/market research to name but a few.

What grades/qualifications do I need to apply?

All applicants must have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a 2.1 degree or above.

What are you looking for?

We are looking for people to join our London team who are committed to pursuing a career in international pharmaceutical market research and consultancy. You should be inquisitive and want to understand the “why”. We welcome those with a can-do attitude and who are able to identify issues and generate solutions.

How long after applying will I find out if I’ve been successful?

If we would like to invite you to a first-round interview, we will aim to contact you within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

What will I be doing?

As a Research Analyst, in your first year your role will focus on project management and analysis, working on multiple projects at a time.

As a Fieldwork Executive in your first year you will manage the fieldwork process, liaising with our external partners. You will also work on multiple projects.

What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative research?

Qualitative research: involves semi structured in depth interviews with either individuals (physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers of patients, pharmacists, hospital payers) or groups. Interviews are exploratory in nature and last between 60-120 minutes typically Qualitative research is used when we want to be able to understand the ‘whys’ around a particular topic.

Quantitative research: involves structured interviews with mostly closed ended questions. Surveys are typically programmed online and answered by any of our key targets (physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers of patients, pharmacists, hospital payers). Surveys are shorter than qualitative research, typically lasting 15-45 minutes. Quantitative research is used when we want to find out what (e.g., the number of physicians who prescribe a particular product).

Are graduates able to get involved in other activities?

Yes, many of our graduates are part of our Social Committee have been involved in organizing events such as our summer day out and end-of-year party.