A highly recognised leading provider of strategic research and consulting services to a range of organisations in the financial sector this company provides independent and specialised industry leading research reports. This opportunity will allow you to work with financial institutions, card companies, retailers, management consultancies, payment organisations and suppliers to the financial services industry as well as government agencies and international organisations. Your work will be focused on international primary and secondary research, including surveys, executive interviews, data analysis and report writing. The role is varied and will involve report, consulting, newsletter and conference activities. You will have your own individual responsibility while working as part of larger project teams as your experience grows you will be given increased project management responsibility. You will acquire knowledge of the latest developments in retail banking and payments across the world plus gain a full range of research and consulting skills. Candidates may have already gained experience of the financial sector or looking to work in a new area of research, previous research agency side experience is not necessary but a genuine interest in the sector is required. You will be a motivated graduate with a high level academic background where you will have achieved top results from school upwards and will show you are keen to build your career in the research and consulting environment. You will demonstrate the ability to give fact-based results on all projects you undertake, have strong numerical and written skills and be able to work on your own and in small teams. It would be helpful if you were fluent in Germana although consideration will be given to candidates who meet our clents job criteria.