Research Consultant
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Research Consultant

Job description

Are you interested in how local economies work, whether businesses benefit from support schemes, or how programmes can help to improve educational attainment?

We are looking for bright, motivated early career professionals or recent graduates with a keen interest in economic and social development issues to join SQW in Edinburgh, London or Manchester as a Research Consultant this autumn.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading economic development consultancies helping our clients to shape national policy. You will join our Research Consultant Development Programme, which provides structure and support to boost your professional development during the first two years. This offers training and opportunities to network with your peers in other offices and work with colleagues at all levels in SQW.

Research Consultants play an important role in SQW’s project teams, working on a wide variety of assigments. Your work will typically include carrying out background research, conducting literature and policy reviews, managing and analysing surveys, undertaking interviews, analysing data, report writing, and contributing to team and client meetings. There are opportunities to make a real contribution to the business and help our clients shape national policy early on in your career with us.

What we are looking for

You will be ambitious and work to very high standards, whilst taking responsibility for your own development in a supportive and challenging environment where you will enjoy variety and continuous learning.


You will have a minimum of a 2.1 first degree in a discipline such as economics, politics, geography or science. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is desirable. The role requires strong analytical, written and communication skills, sound IT skills, and abilities to work collaboratively and manage your time effectively. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate strong quantitative research skills, including statistical analysis and/or relevant professional work experience.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20/07/2018

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Closing date: 20/07/2018


Additional job details



Flexible benefits and discretionary bonus

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