Help us make a difference through research

A career in social research can be hugely rewarding – knowing the work you’re doing is having a positive impact on society. At IFF we believe in giving our graduates and trainees the opportunity to experience all aspects of the role of a researcher. Our industry leading training programme gives you the opportunity to rotate around different teams, experiencing work within all of our sectors, and across the full breadth of methodology which is sure to get your research career off to a flying start.

Why join us at IFF?

Make a difference

Enjoy meaningful work that will make a difference to the lives of others.

Explore your interests

By working across varied sectors and different types of research, you’ll discover what really excites you and begin a rewarding career with vast opportunity for development.

Join a fun and friendly team

Be part of a supportive and inclusive team, with regular social activities, including regular team lunches, netball matches and games evenings.

Setting you up for success

Our trainees and graduate researchers spend their first three weeks working through our Training Project. This is an industry leading programme accredited by the Market Research Society designed to walk you through each and every step of the research process: from understanding the research purpose and using the right questions, to analysing the data and reporting your findings.

You’ll be part of a group of new trainees all learning together with the opportunity to “have a go” at all stages in our interactive training sessions.

We believe in ongoing learning at IFF, so it certainly doesn’t stop after the initial programme. You’ll have the opportunity to rotate round our three research teams in your first year, gaining valuable skills and experiencing the variation of our 8 different business sectors. You’ll also have access to a wide range of internal and external training to help you along the way!

Apply to join our Trainee Research Programme