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ampersand research market research nottingham qualitative & quantitative
ampersand research market research nottingham qualitative & quantitative

We have lift off…The Market Research Executive Apprenticeship is launched!

We are proud to have been part of the Trailblazer group responsible for developing the market research sector's new apprenticeship!

It all started in May 2018 with a trip to Birmingham to attend the Market Research Society's (MRS) Roadshow. At the end of a fab talk on the latest GDPR advice, Debrah Harding, Managing Director, shared the exciting news of a Market Research Executive Apprenticeship and a call to the research sector to be part of its development.

Immediately our ears pricked up!

Although we wouldn’t position ampersand research as an agency specialising in educational research, we have worked with lots of clients in the industry from universities to FE colleges to awarding bodies to training provider to schools to suppliers of resources. It is a sector that fascinates us, challenges us, and we love to work in! So, when the talks had finished we made a beeline to Debrah to share our passion for all things education and our knowledge of apprenticeships.

Keen readers of our blog will know we conducted research into this field a few years ago as part of our propriertary series of projects. If this had slipped your memory then read all about it here:

Fast forward a few emails later and a couple of months down the line and there we were presenting our properiary apprenticeship research at MRS HQ and signing up to join the Trailblazer group responsible for developing the Market Research Executive Apprenticeship (Level 4). The group was chaired by the amazing Louise Maycock, Head of Talent at Ipsos Mori who did an absolutely sterling job over the past 3 years and was nominated as a Research Hero for her contribution

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Louise and the rest of the Trailblazer group including BGL Group, Cello Health Plc, Channel 4, Compare the Market (BGL Group), Disney, Firefish Group, Hackney Council, House of Commons, Ipsos Mori, Maritz, Shift-Learning, Transport for West Midlands and Yonder – as well as the MRS.

It was a pleasure and honour to be part of such a fantastic team and help the development of the apprenticeship!

For further information about the Market Research Executive Apprenticehip please visit the MRS:

For queries, or to recruit / enrol an apprentice, please contact the training provider, Swarm:

For more informating about our apprenticeship proprierty research please drop us an email to or give us a call on 0115 993 2343


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