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Social Research Apprenticeship

The Social Research Apprenticeship is a four-year programme, designed to deliver real world experience as a social researcher.
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  • Publishing date:
    16 May 2024

The Social Research Apprenticeship is a four-year programme, designed to deliver real world experience as a social researcher while gaining a recognised and bespoke degree in applied social research from the University of Kent. 

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is proud to be a part of the Trailblazer Group that were involved in the apprenticeship programme development, providing a new route into careers in social research. 

> Apply here for this exciting opportunity

Unlock your potential as a Social Researcher at the National Centre for Social Research. Join our team and gain hands-on experience in a variety of research methodologies, data analysis, evaluation and social impact.

Our apprentices will work alongside experts in the field, contributing to projects that shape policy and drive positive change in society.

Closing date for applications: 16 June 2024

Your day-to-day tasks will revolve around building essential research skills vital for success in the field of social research, such as:

  • Designing surveys, conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, and writing comprehensive reports
  • Developing proficiency in statistics and utilising various research methodologies
  • Cultivating teamwork, communication, time management, and problem-solving skills

This is a degree-level apprenticeship and during this four-year programme, you will divide your time between studying under a team of academic experts and putting your new skills to the test in the workplace, with experienced and multi-disciplinary teams.

NatCen is the UK’s largest independent, not-for-profit social research organisation. For over 50 years, we have been generating evidence that uncovers the reality of people’s lives in the UK. We engage with and listen to the public, ensuring their voice and experience helps to shape the decisions and services that affect their lives.

Kick-start your career in social research by applying for this apprenticeship with NatCen today.

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