Graduate research assistant IPE London



Are you a data driven, analytical, Excel wizard and a recent graduate? This is your opportunity to start as graduate research assistant at IPE, a leading London-based professional publishing company.



This is what you will do…

This role will allow you to make a real and lasting impact on our extensive survey programme and to gain real knowledge and understanding about the European retirement industry, the global institutional property arena, the ESG and sustainable investment sector – which all form part of the wider €100 trillion global asset management business.

  • Provide support to a busy research desk working on over 40 projects per year
  • Analyse and interpret data sets
  • Turn data into visuals and infographics
  • Support the editorial team in creating articles and engaging reports
  • Help develop new survey formats, eg on sustainable investing

Culture / the team …

You’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse team of experts who are passionate about their work and committed to excellence. You’ll enjoy a stimulating and entrepreneurial environment where you can contribute your ideas and skills to shape the future of our business. And you’ll be based in the heart of London.

This is what you’ll get from us…

This is a really fantastic opportunity for someone to make their mark. You get to work at IPE, a leading London-based professional publishing company. This will enable you to kick-start your career. Of course we do have other benefits as well:

  • Starting date 1 September 2024
  • Salary of £25,000 up to £27,500 per annum
  • Employer contribution company pension scheme 5.5%
  • 25 days annual leave (fulltime equivalent)
  • Mobile phone and laptop enables you to work hybrid
  • Office Location near London Bridge Tube Station

You already have this knowledge and experience…

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, motivated individual who will play an active role in maintaining and developing IPE and IPE Real Assets’ research projects alongside the research editor. The role would suit a recent graduate in business or economics, but we will happily consider applications with other educational and professional backgrounds.

  • Good organisational ability and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills to keep in regular contact with survey contributors.
  • Proactive contact building to develop new survey contacts and boost respondent numbers.
  • Conscientious attention to detail to ensure the accuracy of the data.
  • Analytical skills to spot and track trends in data and to translate these into narratives for
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Experience of using Excel (InDesign would be a nice to have)

At IPE we recognize the value of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences, and strive to create a work environment where everyone feels accepted and appreciated. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to be part of our team, as we believe this contributes to a dynamic and inspiring work culture.

A social media check is an integral part of the selection process.

IPE & FD Business
IPE is a multinational, market-leading niche financial information provider which is both European and global. It is focused on pension funds and other institutional investors, and those who serve them; all of IPE’s products and services have the central objective of facilitating and enhancing interaction between these groups, specifically between the buy and sell side of the industry. IPE was acquired by Amsterdam-based FD Mediagroep (FDMG) on 16 November 2022

In the business world, decision-makers face critical challenges every day. For their company, for their clients, for society. All FD Business titles provide independent, reliable, and essential information to make these decisions wisely. Online, in print, and through leading community events. While the FD is a beacon for decision-makers across the financial and economic field, the FD Business titles serve this purpose within their specific domains.

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