The Risk Advisory Group - Junior Research Analyst

Our Intelligence & Analysis practice in London runs a Junior Research Analyst (JRA) programme for talented graduates seeking paid work experience in security and political risk research and analysis.

The programme offers a limited number of temporary positions for a period of around six months.
JRAs work in direct support of a team of intelligence analysts, and receive mentoring and guidance. Work includes open source research, media monitoring and maintenance of our TerrorismTracker database.

All positions are London based. We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. This means you must be a citizen of the European Union, or have a valid work visa at the time of your application. Your current visa must be valid for a minimum of one year and allow you to work up to 40 hours per week. We may contact you to verify your eligibility to work in the UK or your visa status when we screen your application.

We seek exceptional, rounded and team-oriented professionals with a flair for diligent research and analysis. The role of a JRA demands the highest standard of written English, knowledge of political and security issues, and integrity.

We are particularly interested in people with a background in security studies and regional or international studies. Skilled linguists are encouraged to apply.

JRA working arrangements are flexible. Working hours are based on our requirements and we do not guarantee work.

Essential Requirements

  • UK or EU citizenship, or a work visa valid at the time of application

  • A minimum of an upper second class undergraduate degree

  • Excellent written English

  • Experience researching, analysing and writing on international security issues, geopolitics or political risk

  • Prior work experience that demonstrates a professional and mature attitude

  • An ability to take direction

  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for a career in political and security risk consultancy

Advantageous Attributes

  • A master's degree in a relevant subject

  • Work experience in the risk consulting sector, journalism, international relations or government

  • Proficiency in Arabic, Russian, French or Spanish

The application and selection process

Applications will be accepted until midday (UK time) on 10 January 2019. If you wish to apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter of no more than 200 words explaining your suitability to be a Junior Research Analyst at Risk Advisory.

Interviews for the position will take place on Thursday 17 January 2019. Please only submit an application if you are available on this date. We expect to make offers the following week, with the position starting shortly after that.

We will only consider applications submitted through this website in accordance with these instructions. All positions are selected on a strictly competitive and equal opportunities basis.

Please note that we are not able to respond to detailed feedback requests by applicants that have been unsuccessful in passing initial screening for first round selection. Please also note that we do not remunerate travel expenses for applications.