The Role of a Researcher…

A critical foundation for great recruitment is accurate and up to date research. We are proud of our research team and the valuable contribution they make daily. Unlike many ‘admin’ roles, our researchers are part of the sales team. Their productivity contributes to our weekly and monthly incentives with a leader and KPI board of their own.

As a researcher you role will be an accumulation of the following:

  • Company, competitor and market research
  • Talent mapping and compilation of structural charts
  • Telephone name gathering for candidate and contact details
  • Information gathering to help with business development and the delivery of retained assignments
  • Draft and publish job advertisements
  • Monitor trade publications and media to gain industry knowledge
  • Communicate up-to-date and relevant industry info to colleagues
  • Working closely with consultants on key accounts, sometimes accompanying them on site visits
  • Help compile and maintain an up-to-date CRM system
  • Manage and plan your time effectively so you can manage multiple projects and work to tight timescales


  • Graduate calibre with a second language (desired)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Be able to deal with various projects at once
  • Naturally inquisitive and quick to learn
  • Have a creative approach to problem solving
  • Internet whiz, search engines and search logic
  • Interested in business news and events
  • Organised and possess good planning skills
  • Be able to deliver to tight timescales
  • Numerate with acute attention to detail
  • Hard working and self-motivated.

What you can expect

  • Structure

    We’re a niche business, focusing solely on packaging and therefore have a clear and concise business plan and direction. You will be given a focus and structured development plan from day one

  • International Scope

    3 in 4 of our retained assignments are based outside of the UK

  • Languages

    Our current team of consultants and researchers hold numerous language skills including French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Spanish and Russian

  • Environment

    We’re proud of our diverse yet mature and supportive environment

  • Smart / Casual

    We have a relaxed dress code, unless you’re interviewing we don’t think you should be constricted by a suit… unless you really want to

  • Technology

    We have a state of the art high-speed internet connection as well as the latest CRM and research systems

  • Culture

    Like a family, we all work hard and reap the rewards together