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Graduate Research Analyst - Energy & Environment Team, Public Affairs

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Research & Development, Science•London


  • The Energy and Environment team is at the heart of Ipsos’s Public Affairs policy offering. It covers one of the most innovative and fast-moving policy areas within the UK and internationally. We respond to the needs of the UK government and its agencies to help it design and deliver research and evaluate policies in areas critical to the achievement of net zero, climate resilience, biodiversity and the just transition. 
  • Some of the principal themes we cover are: decarbonisation, clean growth, low carbon innovation and entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation, public attitudes and behaviour and circular economy. We are looking for a Graduate Research Analyst to join us and support our continued growth in these key areas. 
  • You'll have the chance to work on some compelling projects that are likely to involve a range of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods to inform national and international government policy in areas such as climate mitigation/Net Zero, climate change adaptation, EU Exit and agricultural transition, nature-based solutions including environmental valuation, biodiversity and climate justice.


  • Essential:
  • A passion and enthusiasm for informing energy, climate and environmental policy development
  • A hunger to unpick questions into their constituent parts, and to learn and share learning around the different policy areas within climate and the environment
  • Strong team-player eager to learn on the job, and able to work efficiently under pressure and to be accountable for managing your own workload
  • Exceptional organisational skills as well as the ability to multi-task and work towards multiple deadlines
  • Able to work creatively and think commercially with a curiosity and drive to learn, understand and improve, using trouble-shooting skills to think on your feet
  • Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Desirable:
  • An academic background in geography, natural environment, climate change, environmental economics, or social sciences.
  • Experience of using (or demonstrated interest of learning) mathematical or statistical software such as SPSS, SAS or R.
  • Familiarity with specific energy, carbon emissions and/or environment datasets and data analysis experience.
  • Experience in designing and delivering surveys, interviews and/or focus groups
  • Along with ….
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • As a Graduate Research Analyst, you will provide critical support to the delivery of research and evaluation projects. The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Delivering desk research relating to a diverse range of fields, including renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, air quality, sustainable farming, sustainable fisheries, biodiversity and climate adaptation
  • Supporting with the design and set-up of interviews and surveys of stakeholders, eliciting quantitative and qualitative data to support research, policy design, and evaluations.
  • Supporting on day-to-day project coordination activities and client liaison, including participating in project management meetings, supporting with project team coordination and coordinating with other departments (e.g. telephone survey, compliance, legal, etc.).
  • Drafting sections of reports, building a narrative of our research, sharing your findings with the client and impacting policy development with a powerful and insights-led story. Help us think about how we can deliver our conclusions and recommendations in an engaging and meaningful way
  • Contributing to business development, supporting proposal writing
  • You will also have the opportunity to increase Ipsos’s impact on energy and environment policy and social change in the UK by supporting and engaging with the Impact group, writing articles, attending events and engaging in social media.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Apr 23, 2024




  • 25 days’ holiday which increases over time to 30 days, plus an extra day for your birthday
  • Annual summer and All Staff events
  • Team socials, including Christmas parties
  • Season ticket loan
  • Future talent loan - an optional and interest-free loan of up to ÂŁ1000 to help with any unexpected costs, so you can focus on having a great start to your career
  • A huge variety of benefits e.g. pension contributions, income protection, winter flu jabs, eye care vouchers, online and high street discounts
  • Opportunity to participate in and benefit from participation in our multiple Diversity and Inclusion Belong groups, which bring together people with shared identities and interests to ensure that their voices are heard through the company and that Ipsos can continue to carry out research that is most representative of the UK and wider world today.