Research Assistant (Placement)


Are you looking to grow your commercial research skills?

We are looking for a self-motivated, resourceful student to come and join our team on a placement year. Research takes many forms at Sponge and the diversity of the requests that come in are part of what makes this such an exciting and rewarding placement.  You will support with administration, data collection and information gathering all of which will contribute towards providing the business with key insights which help to facilitate decision making.

Collaborating with internal teams, you will respond to requests such as helping sales and marketing to start conversations with clients by sourcing appropriate and relevant information.  You will get to experience and participate in different types of research carried out in a commercial environment, enabling you to build upon your existing skills and to gain knowledge of open source/desk-based research.

Along with a passion for research and a desire to work in a business setting, you will also have an interest in technology and an understanding of how this can help accelerate learning and innovation. 

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A keen interest in research
  • Confident in using technology
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong commitment to individual and team working

Next step

Send us your cv along with a cover letter telling us about the most interesting fact you can find out about Sponge and tell us how you found it!

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Job title: Research Assistant - Placement Year

Location: Plymouth

Application deadline:  Friday 8th March