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Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, providing insights and useful recommendations to clients, worldwide. We have a complete, unique, and rounded understanding of people around the world: how they think, feel and act, in over 90 countries.

The Worldpanel Division is the global expert in shoppers’ behaviour - we shape the future of brands by finding the shoppers they need to grow. Our clients have used our insight and expertise to create their strategies and make better tactical decisions for their consumers and shoppers.

Over recent years, we have been ranked as one of UK’s best workplaces. We are constantly looking to grow and develop our talent by looking for individuals who share our values in creating a vibrant workplace that embodies inclusivity and diversity.

Why us?

In this Graduate position you’ll gain valuable experience of the market research industry and first-hand knowledge of the retail and fast-moving consumer goods industry. You’ll work with some of the world’s leading brands and manufacturers across a range of sectors including, food and drink, health and beauty and fashion. You will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with your clients using our panel and shopper data to help them answer their key business questions.

We want you to be successful and we will invest in your professional development with coaching and training. You’ll learn how to use data and carry out analysis that allows you develop key insights for clients and you’ll create presentations to communicate your point of view and recommendations. The work you do in this role will help to influence and shape client strategies.

Personal specification

  • Passion and drive to support our ambitious business goals, demonstrating commercial acumen through spotting opportunities with your clients, writing compelling proposals and subsequently meeting sales targets.
  • Strong people skills and engaging communication style to enable you to build meaningful relationships with both your colleagues and clients.
  • An interest in analysing data and forming insights to help answer your clients’ key business questions.
  • Genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for understanding the markets our clients operate in, and shopper and consumer behaviour.


You’ll have incomparable exposure – our graduates have delivered their points of view to some of the biggest brand names out there!

On the graduate programme you’ll get

  • A comprehensive training programme which will pave the way for you to have a fantastic career in delivering truly amazing insight and achieving your commercial targets
  • A two-week induction programme where you will learn about our business
  • The opportunity to present your thinking, experiences and potential to the senior management team supporting you with your ongoing development and progression
  • Career growth - people growth drives our business success, and we are proud that over half of our vacancies are filled through internal moves and promotions
  • Fantastic working culture and environment - colourful and agile working zone with break out spaces

Along with

  • 25 days holiday (increasing with length of service), along with your birthday off!
  • 2 days paid volunteering time-off
  • Pension plan
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • A comprehensive and award-winning flexible benefits scheme
  • 4pm finish on a Friday
  • Mentorship programme
  • Opportunities to get involved in wider Kantar initiatives such as; Pride, Sustainability & I&D recruitment

Minimum requirements (essentials)

  • 2:2 or above University degree
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence will be required as part of the recruitment process. Please note we currently cannot sponsor Visa applications.

Begin your journey by applying for our September 2024 intake

Our selection process aims to match the best candidate to our graduate programme. We do this by assessing your abilities using a variety of tools.

You can expect to complete an online test, respond to a pre-recorded video interview, and have the time to prepare a presentation which you will deliver at our virtual assessment day.

The assessment day has two main purposes

  • Gives you the opportunity to better understand our business, the role of a graduate and meet some of our people
  • For you to showcase who you are and what you can bring to our team

Kantar rewards statement

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.