Kantar South Africa Graduate Recruitment Programme 2020 – TNS Careers


Kantar TNS South Africa, an industry-leading consultancy firm in Durban, is calling on interested and suitable candidates to submit their applications for its Graduate recruitment Programme for 2020 in Durban.


The KGP program is designed to offer 8 top local graduates an exciting career in market research with 2 of Kantar’s South Africa based businesses. The Kantar tns Graduate recruitment Program provides exciting opportunities that includes the option to rotate between our Brands.

Description TNS CAREERS

You will receive a world class Research Experience and Exposure as a Trainee in TNS and Millward Brown.


This 12 month program will provide you with one of the best working experiences and a taste of what Kantar companies are about via rotation and exposure to three sister companies. You could gain expertise and understanding of branding, product development, communication and marketing strategies; you will extend yourself beyond market research to “see the client’s side”.

Main purpose of the job

Work with your line manager to set up and run research projects
Build a strong day-to-day working relationship with the operational departments to ensure the smooth running of projects through the department
Checking research materials
Learn and apply market research skills
Learn about your clients’ markets (set up and maintain knowledge files)
To ensure that Millward Brown and TNS offer client service and levels of research expertise that is second to none.

Key responsibilities

Setting up of projects under supervision
Interdepartmental project management
Questionnaire design & management
Preparing fieldwork materials under supervision
Specking and checking of code frames
Data/chart/coding specking and checking
Initial analysis of data and report preparation
Checking and proofreading presentations
Travel to client meetings as and when required (very occasionally may require overnight trips)
Internal presentations
General project administration and client files
Contact reports for client meetings

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience

3 year degree, preferably in Research, Marketing, Stats, Business Science, Economics.
No previous research experience is required but a passion for brands and advertising is a must, a curiosity to understand consumer thinking and opinion and a desire to advise clients how to improve their brand’s performance in the market place.
Previous in-house media planning knowledge / experience an advantage.
A natural aptitude for Quant / Qual / Brand development

Technical Competencies required:

PC literacy in Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Excellent English writing and verbal skills
Numerical competency

Personal/Behavioral Competencies

Project management


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