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As part of our commitment to increasing diversity within both our own work force and the economic policy making sector, the Resolution Foundation is pleased to offer a 12-week Research Training placement to anyone with, or who is planning to study for, a postgraduate qualification, from the following groups:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Postgraduates
  • Postgraduates with a disability

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from our experts, produce research outputs for publication on the Foundation’s website, and acquire the skills and experience needed for research roles within the sector. In order to meet eligibility requirements, you must have a degree-level qualification, and either be from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic group, or have a long-term illness or disability

The 12-week programme is focused on individuals with an interest but little experience in economic or public policy analysis. Trainees are fully integrated into the Foundation’s research process, and will benefit from peer supervision, in-house training, involvement in the wider work of the Foundation, and specific guidance tailored to the needs of the individual. The aim is to ensure that trainees contribute to outputs that they can reference on their CVs.

Candidates should be reliable and hold:

  • A solid understanding of UK economics or public policy;
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills;
  • A relevant BA/BSc qualification, or equivalent knowledge gained in another environment; and
  • A commitment to the Foundation’s focus on improving outcomes for people on low-to-middle incomes.

The training placement will take place predominantly in our Westminster office between July – September 2023, with the exact dates to be confirmed dependent on individual availability.

This training scheme is fully funded to ensure socio-economic circumstances do not preclude participation. Trainees will receive payment in line with London Living Wage rates in order to cover accommodation, travel and subsistence costs for the duration of the programme.  No additional funds are available and we are unable to help with sourcing accommodation.

Applications are invited between 18 May 2023 – 15 June 2023, and must be made using the Foundation’s application platform. Applications received at any other time will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview via videocall on Friday 23 June 2023.

Closing date: 08:59am on 15 June 2023

Interviews: 20 June 2023

For more information about the programme and how to apply, please download our application pack.



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