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This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding individual looking for their first step on the career ladder. Providing a solid grounding in a range of research disciplines and working with a team of experienced specialists, you should be an enthusiastic, self motivated and positive person.

Key Responsibilities

Providing support to the Research Director, your role will include conducting B2B research, competitor analysis, producing findings reports, attending insight workshops and supporting specialist staff, writing reports and short articles, key word research for SEO, social media writing & posting, general admin, office housekeeping.

Your skills

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, InDesign, WordPress
  • Be able to adapt to new software
  • Have an excellent telephone manner and writing skills
  • Be keen to learn
  • Be positive
  • Have a can do approach
  • Enjoy working as part of a team


  • Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others
  • Supports and cares for others
  • Speaks clearly and fluently
  • Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly
  • Uses technology to achieve work objectives
  • Demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions
  • Rapidly learns new tasks and quickly commits information to memory
  • Demonstrates a rapid understanding of newly presented information
  • Seeks progression to roles of increased responsibility and influence


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Bonus days off outside of holiday allowance on your birthday and at Christmas
  • Company contributed pension scheme
  • Regular social events
  • Ongoing training delivered via a personal development plan

To apply

As this is a Government funded Kickstarter placement we regret that applications must be made via the DWP (Department for Work & Pensions). Please contact the Sudbury, Suffolk Job Centre directly and note that you will need to be in receipt of universal credit to qualify.

Job Types: Full-time, Internship, Contract

Contract length: 6 months

Part-time hours: 25 per week

Reference ID: Kickstarter

Expected start date: Immediate

Salary: £14,000.00 - £15,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
We are working in the office in Sudbury, Suffolk safely spaced and with measures to keep everyone safe. After initial training in the office there may be opportunities to work from home.

COVID-19 considerations:

At Mackman Research, we have introduced measures to help protect our staff and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have updated our online working facilities to accommodate clients who are working from home, and to maximise our ability to communicate with each other when co-workers are unable to come to the office.

Staff have the option to work remotely as a measure to ensure safety. For those in the office, we have perspex shields separating workstations whilst maintaining a safely spaced distance from other colleagues. At each desk, members of staff have been provided with a personal bottle of hand sanitiser and an anti-bacterial cleaner. We have enforced disinfection and cleaning procedures around the building to ensure the health and safety of our colleagues. Our staff are also wearing face coverings at all times when away from their desks, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. 

Our staff are taking regular lateral flow tests before attending the office, and before every client meeting, to ensure everybody's safety and peace of mind.

Work placements

We are looking for candidates to join our team in Sudbury, Suffolk. There are several paid placements available within the following areas at Mackman Research and our sister company, Mackman Marketing & Branding Agency:

  • Communications
  • Insight
  • Website Design
  • Video

The placements are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period. For more information, email

Recruitment agencies

We will only review applications from individuals, and therefore politely request that we are not contacted by recruitment agencies. Please do not call or email if you are a recruitment agency. It's nothing personal, but high volumes of speculative calls negatively impact our business's efficiency. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.

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