Make a difference through research

Our trainees are the future of social research and join a career path which is hugely rewarding, knowing the work you’re doing will have a positive impact on society.

At IFF, we believe in developing research skills to help our people become knowledgeable researchers, with their fingers on the pulse of policy and sector expertise that is second to none.

Our industry-leading training programme includes a rotation 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

A career in social research means working at the heart of public policy. Enjoy meaningful work that will make a real 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, and be part of our many socials, including regular team lunches, netball matches and games evenings.

Setting you up for success

When you join our team as a trainee researcher, you’ll spend your first three weeks working through our Training Project. This is a 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, learning together with the opportunity to “have a go” at all stages in our interactive training sessions.

Your first year is all about developing your experience and skill and you’ll  rotate round our three research teams, gaining valuable insight and exposure to the variation of our 8 different business sectors. You’ll also take part in a wide range of internal and external training to help you along the way!


Life at IFF

We are an inclusive, vibrant and supportive place to work and believe in bringing our team together. We cater to everyone with groups from craft, book and running clubs, summer meets ups for cricket and rounders, theatre trips and not forgetting our lunches and team days that bring us together outside the office and if you’d rather not take part, that’s ok too, everyone is welcome at IFF.

Our committees are also an important part of our culture and we encourage people to take part; we have a wellbeing group that focusses on awareness and support for physical and mental wellbeing, we also have our EDI committee that focus on leading the way to ensure IFF remains inclusive and diverse.

Read our EDI statement here. 

All sounds good doesn’t it, we grabbed a coffee with real-life TRE, Emma, and asked her some quick-fire questions about life at IFF, check it out below. (Emma has since been promoted, congrats Emma!).