Graduate Research Executive

Our Graduate Programme

  • From day one you’ll be involved in a wide range of projects for some of the UK’s leading brands and will develop skills across the entire project lifecycle
  • Alongside live project work, you’ll join our bespoke, in house, training programme which combines online webinars and in-person tutorials sessions
  • So you’ll soon build a strong understanding of consumer behaviour by crafting research materials, conducting fieldwork, analysing data, and creating story-led reports
  • Our promise to you is fourfold –
    • Small teams – you’ll be in the thick of things, tackling challenging and high-profile projects
    • Real responsibility – from very early on, and have numerous opportunities to let your voice be heard
    • Real impact – we work for many of Britain’s biggest brands, so you’ll see the effect of your work when you shop!
    • Real development opportunity – your commitment to Kokoro will be matched with the encouragement and support you need to maximise your potential

What last year’s Grads have said…

  • “I remember beginning to look at different graduate programmes just before I finished university and it’s a daunting and difficult process, especially when lots of them can begin to feel similar and you’re not quite sure what your future will look like. I honestly had no idea, and the pandemic certainly didn’t help. But when I found and applied to the graduate programme here at Kokoro, it felt like all that weight had been lifted. If you’re looking for somewhere that has an amazing support system and actively promotes family values, inclusion, and not to mention a great social life, look no further! I’ve already learned so much since I started thanks to the training sessions and tutorials which I’ve been completing alongside working on a variety of fun, immersive and rewarding projects.”
  • “I have loved my last year at Kokoro! It is the perfect place to develop a career in the exciting world of research whilst also having lots of fun making new friends and getting involved in all the socials!”
  • “The graduate programme at Kokoro has allowed me to embrace a wide variety of activities, all of which promoting creativity and facilitating a great pace of introduction into agency life. The training tutorials go into fascinating depth and help you to explore and understand the fabric of Kokoro from early on, providing a springboard which I feel has enabled me to dive headfirst into tasks and learn a great amount in a short space of time”

What you will bring

  • We are looking for ambitious, soon-to-be or recent graduates keen to develop a career in consumer insight – the type of people who know what others are going to say before they even…
  • Kokorers are sharp and intuitive, so we’re looking for smart, exceptional people who want to develop quickly, and who possess:
    • an interest in brands and what makes consumers tick
    • a desire to learn fast, embrace new ideas and challenge thinking
    • a calm, flexible nature – you can prioritise, and problem solve in fast-changing situations
    • logical and rigorous thinking skills, an analytical mind, and excellent attention to detail
    • the ability to spot key insights and tell an engaging story
    • a can-do attitude and willingness to go several extra miles
    • a strong academic track-record – at least a 2:1 in your degree
    • proficiency in Microsoft Office

What you will get

  • A competitive starting salary of £24,000
  • Brilliant career-development opportunities – a commitment to helping you grow
  • Incentives throughout the year, linked to individual and company performance
  • 28 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off
  • Other benefits include paid-for lunches, snack drawer, gym discounts, dental scheme, and local retailer discounts
  • A team who likes to work hard and play hard – from legendary fancy dress Christmas parties to socials like fitness challenges and post-work drinks

How to apply

Apply now for a chance to be part of our graduate cohort starting in Autumn 2022

There are two parts to the application process, and both must be received via WHATSAPP, by the closing date below to be considered for the assessment centre –

Part 1 – attach your CV as a word doc or PDF to the Whatsapp message

Part 2 – We’d also like you to tell us about a brand that you personally admire and record a 3-minute (max) selfie video telling us what it is about the brand that you admire, how they connect with you on an emotional level and what other brands could learn from them to win emotionally.

Please send your CV & videos, via Whatsapp, to the following phone number – 00 44 7508436686

Closing date for applications & videos – Sunday 26th June 2022

Candidate Assessment Centre will take place on Tuesday 12th July at our office in St Albans, Herts, if you are successfully shortlisted to attend you will receive confirmation and details during w/c 27th June 2022

Please note that we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in the UK

Candidates can be St Albans or Leeds based