DJS Research Continue to Invest in Youth

15th November 2012 16:35

DJS Research Ltd, a leading market research agency based in Cheshire, is continuing to offer paid and unpaid internships and opportunities for work experience. Jake Burton, the most recent beneficiary of the internship program, will be working with DJS Research for a month in the marketing and PR department.

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When asked about what he’d like to achieve whilst at DJS Jake identified a desire to experience the customer facing element of the marketing process, and also to see how the work that market research agencies do feeds in to wider strategic decisions:

“I’m looking forward to the chance to get involved in some copy-writing, and to gain some experience of utilising social media in a business environment. I’m part of the generation that has grown up in the social media age, so it will be interesting to see how it is used commercially. Working in the marketing department of a market research agency is also a great chance to see the link between how the research we conduct is transformed from raw data and results into an effective marketing strategy.”

Jake’s appointment comes at the same time as DJS Research once again opens its doors for graduate applications, forms for which can be found online here. The company also employs two apprentices, and has offered work experience placements on a continuous basis for the past two years, many of which lead to full-time employment at DJS Research or elsewhere.

Danny Sims, Managing Director at the research agency, is a strong proponent of providing opportunities to early-career individuals:

It’s vital to give young people the opportunities to spend time in the workplace – too often companies and organisations ask for experience and knowledge without offering a system for individuals to gain this. As a company, we also gain from having relatively young people in the office, who often see issues from a different perspective, or think about things in a different way, which is obviously really useful for us as an organisation.”

DJS Research Ltd is a leading market research agency specialising in consumer and B2B market research for public, private and third sector clients across a wide array of industry sectors. If you are a graduate or early career researcher and feel you would be a good addition to the team, please visit the company’s recruitment page here. For all other enquirers, please visit DJS Research’s corporate website or get in touch via email or by calling +44 (0) 1663 767 857.

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