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Market Research Assistant

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour
  • Date Posted:
    05 Dec 2018
  • Advertising End Date:
    02 Jan 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Part Time
  • Reference:
Job Description

Lancaster University’s Marketing Team are looking for a Market Research Assistant to support them with two of their projects.

Pay rate: £10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour

Working pattern: 4 hours per week minimum

The first project would require you to work closely with the Market Research Manager to analyse and report data from a recent applicant survey. You would need to draw insightful conclusions from your data analysis to support future recruitment activity.

The second project will involve largely administrative duties, this task will require concentration and attention to detail. The successful candidate will need to have their own computer / laptop.

Person Specification:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of carrying out data analysis
  • Good attention to detail

In addition to your online application, you will need to complete the following task. Please put your answers on a Word document and email this document to before the application deadline of 2nd January 2019. Any applicants who have not completed this task will not be considered.

The task:

Please click on the link below to find a spreadsheet of responses to a question taken from a survey of students holding an offer from a university:


The data shows responses from three groups of students: UK students, EU students and International students.

Using the data, please complete the following tasks and put your answers on a Word document:

  • Calculate the percentage of each group of students selecting each response.
  • Create a chart to compare the responses of each group of students using the percentage data.
  • Write a short paragraph analysing the data in your chart. This should highlight three key findings from the data.
Please then email the Word document displaying your answers to before 2nd January 2019.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience of data analysis and administrative duties, and to expand your knowledge of market research. Apply online now with your CV and cover letter!


Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. For help and advice on covering letters:

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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

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