CV, British Market Researcher seeking work in France or elsewhere

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18651

Skills keywords: communication, local economic development, market research, project management
Short Bio:

I am a highly communicative person with great people skills, optimism, hope and drive.

I can maintain a high standard of conversation over phone and in person and have great skills of explanation and persuasion.

I have academic skills from an MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development and an BSc in Geography. I developed extensive social science research skills, report writing skills and project management skills during my degrees.

I have widespread computer software experience.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Marketing
Spoken languages: english, french
Location I am interested in working: austria, brazil, canada, Czech Republic, France, French Guiana, French Southern Terr., Guadeloupe, Guiana, French, Guinea, Guyana, Italy, Mauritius, Slovenia, switzerland, Turkey

Education and Qualifications Summary

2011-12 University of Birmingham: MSc Local and Regional Economic Development

2008-11 University of Aberystwyth: BSc Hons Geography

2006-08 Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge: A Level Geography

A Level Computing

AS Level Physics

AS Level Critical Thinking.

Work Experience

1st December – Present Market Researcher Market research role at B2B International market research company. Phone call research, se of modern database software for managing business relationships.

13th October – 7th November Administration Assistant Inspire Marketing Company. Admin assistant involved in processing and doing calculations for flight orders. Database management, mathematical calculations, data entry.

July 30th to August 26th 2014 Research Consultant Paid Internship Regeneris economic development consultancy, Manchester. Paid internship as research consultant. Work on socio-economic data collection, analysis and report writing for housing development in various locations for Gladman housing development consultancy. Work on supply and demand analysis for skills across various economic sectors in Lancashire as part of consultancy project for The Lancashire Colleges. Preliminary research, data collection and analysis, report writing, meetings.

March – April 2014 Administrative Support University of Manchester, Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, Institute of Population Health. Data entry, producing inventories, auditing, writing and sending letters, attending meetings, helping to organise an event, and contributing ideas.

September 2013 Economic Development Work Experience Produce work on business data in Bedfordshire, for an investor conference, for the Chief Executive of South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership.

Spring 2013 Customer Service Advisor Temporary job with recruitment agency. Processing bereavement forms with role as data input clerk. Letter Writing.

Summer 2011 Research Assistant University of Manchester. Research into the public health research and interventions across Greater Manchester, to construct an audit, database and map of this activity.

Summer 2008 Kitchen Porter Dog & Duck Pub Restaurant, Linton Cambridge: fast paced work environment which required strong attention and perseverance and multi-tasking. Responsibility for the preparation of multiple food materials, maintenance of machinery, stock control

Skills and their Application


Management Skills

Relationship management Working as research assistant at University of Manchester – organising and contacting professionals to collect information for an audit Group assignment work during undergraduate degree Group assignment

work during post-graduate degree.

Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Project management A-level Geography coursework Taking a lead role in organising co-workers during degree group assignment projects Dissertation for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees

Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Computer Skills

Word GCSE coursework A-level coursework Undergraduate and post-graduate work

Excel As part of auditing process during work as a research assistant Undergraduate degree coursework assignments As part of work during GCSE Statistics.

Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Internet and email Contacting staff during work as a research assistant at University of Manchester Communicating with co-workers during undergraduate and post-graduate degree coursework Maintaining contact with dissertation tutor during post-graduate degree

Software programming Learned Delphi programming language and skills during A-level Computing Basic webpage programming skills from A-level in Computing SQL Database programming skills from A-level in Computing

SQL database management A-level Computing project assignment coursework A-level Computing Exam

SPSS statistical analysis software Learned and applied these software skills during post-graduate degree module on social research methods

Report Skills

Auditing Constructing an audit of public health interventions across Greater Manchester when working as a research assistant Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Group project report A-level coursework Undergraduate degree module assignments Post-graduate degree module assignments

Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Essay A-level coursework Undergraduate degree module assignments Post-graduate degree module assignments

Dissertation research report Undergraduate degree Post-graduate degree

Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

PowerPoint presentations Giving a PowerPoint presentation to members of a local city council as part of a group project assignment during post-graduate degree Giving a PowerPoint for a seminar during post-graduate degree Giving a PowerPoint as part of project assignments during undergraduate degree

Other public speaking skills Working as a teaching assistant during a French exchange during GCSE French

Research Skills

Empirical research Post-graduate degree dissertation project Post-graduate degree module on social research methods Regeneris economic development consultancy.

Description of Skills, Qualifications and Experience in Depth

Overall I am somebody with good communication, interpersonal and project management skills. These are my greatest capabilities alongside more technical skills in relation to computer software, auditing, database management, inventory skills, and skills in report writing and research. I have developed these skills over the course of much formal education, work experience and extra curricula activities.

Over the course of completing an MSc degree in Local and Regional Economic Development at the University of Birmingham between 2011 and 2012 for which I was awarded a merit grade (65), I developed skills for empirical social science research and the ability to produce research reports. I demonstrated my ability to work effectively in a team to complete group project assignments. I learnt about theory and practice in local and regional economic development. This included completing modules on economic development, urban regeneration, local planning issues, knowledge and creative economies, the political economy of cities and regions and quantitative and qualitative social post-graduate research methods. I developed skills in SPSS statistical analysis software during the module in post graduate research methods. I also submitted a 15000 word dissertation. Its title is: Vocational Education and Training Systems and the Automotive Industry in Germany and the UK. I examined secondary empirical data and I undertook a comprehensive literature review on the topics of vocational education and training systems, the automotive industry, and finance and corporate governance systems in both countries. The MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development in accredited by the Institute of Economic Development and I am currently a student member of this organisation. I have experience with social science research methodology.

From completing my BSc honours degree in Geography between 2008 and 2011at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales I demonstrated the ability to produce project reports, a dissertation research report, and work effectively in a team. I learnt about systems and processes in physical geography, as well as systems, processes and history in human geography.

I completed A levels in Geography and Computing and AS-levels in Physics and Critical Thinking at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge between 2006 and 2008. During my A level in Computing I developed skills in SQL database software and in Delphi programming. I also have great understanding and fluency in Microsoft Excel software. I obtained 10 GCSEs between 2004 and 2006 at Linton Village College in Cambridgeshire. I have good statistical abilities as demonstrated by an A* in GCSE Statistics.

I have also developed skills in past work experience including skills as a research assistant from working as a research assistant at the University of Manchester for three months. This involved an audit of public health and public health interventions across Manchester followed by building a database. During September of 2013, I completed some economic development work experience for Daniel Charles Mouawad, Chief Executive of South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership. The work involved business and economic data collection on the three unitary authorities of Bedfordshire for an investor conference that he was attending.

I attended an interview for a PhD studentship at the University of Stirling, Stirling School of Management in December 2013 after submitting a 3000 word PhD application related to economic development which was entitled ‘Employer Voice in Engaging with the Education and Training Systems for High Performance Workplaces’. I attended the interview because I had been successfully shortlisted, and although I failed to secure the PhD studentship, the panel interviewing me were impressed with my PhD research proposal and interview and my prospects for future study. I was interviewed by several academics including Professor Ronald McQuaid and Dr Scott Hurrell.

In August of 2014 I completed a month long paid internship at Regeneris economic development consultancy. In this role I applied and developed report writing, data collection, analysis, project management and team working skills. I completed work on the socio-economic impact of housing developments and on analysis of supply and demand projections for skills across economic sectors and specifically in depth in the construction sector in Lancashire as part of work being done on behalf of The Lancashire Colleges in their attempt to win funding from the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.

When at work I show dedication and the ability to think clearly about complex issues and problems when completing projects and assignments. I am communicative and effective at working in a team and getting things done ahead of schedule and to a high standard. Finally, I am a confident public speaker and can deliver clear, straightforward and comprehensive presentations to an audience.