Lightspeed Graduate Scheme 2018

Discovering Truth Through DataWe are looking for highly motivated graduates to join our award winning team, bringing with you a commitment to learn, develop key skills and a curiosity that will help drive the future of our business.

Our Graduate Programme is designed to give you the best possible learning experience to help you develop into one of our future leaders. Through a programme, that is both challenging and diverse, you will build core skills in areas such as data, client management, leadership, business acumen, and project management. We are on an ambitious journey and at the forefront of change in our industry – your innovative mind-set and ambition will ensure you make an impact.


Discovering Truth Through DataAt Lightspeed we are on an exciting journey of transformation. As part of Kantar, home of the world’s leading data, research and Insights business, we are boldly challenging traditional thinking and status quo to find faster, more creative ways of connecting people and brands across the globe. People are at the heart of everything we do, and so we value empathy and the ability to see other peoples’ perspectives really highly, and are passionate about hiring, inspiring and empowering future leaders from diverse backgrounds who are trailblazers for driving change for the better. So, if you have a passion for connecting people, discovering truth through data, and making an impact on day one, we would love to talk to you about this unique opportunity”

– Caroline Frankum, Global CEO


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Here are the highlights:

The programme: A two year rotational programme based in our London, UK or Warren, NJ office.

The pay: You will receive a highly competitive starting salary

Nice little extras: Generous paid annual leave allowance, competitive flexible benefits package including pension and access to healthcare, and group discounts at many of your favourite brands!

Commitment to learning: Our programme is designed in a way to ensure continual learning – and whilst a huge amount of this will be through your daily experiences, you will also undertake training days and sessions on topics varying from project management, to client facing skills, presenting and even self-awareness. You will have a personal development plan to ensure you’re on track and we can work together to target your key interests or needs.

We’re here for you: You will have a dedicated mentor who will help guide you through your time with us. They will be experienced and knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. They will be able to help ensure you get the most from this programme, and that we get the most from you.


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For more details on the programme:



Here’s some of our team to show you around a few of our offices:

The Warren, NJ Office:

The London, UK Office:


Tour additional Lightspeed Offices around the world


The application process:

As you’d expect, we want to make sure that we get the right match, for both us and our future stars. We have therefore designed an assessment process which will put you through your paces – to assess not just your academics, but your fit within our team. At the same time, you will learn more about our business and what it’s like to work with us. After passing a video interview, you will be invited to an assessment day. Think creative group sessions, formal interviews, presentations, gaming-based online assessments and maybe even a friendly game of table football to help us get to know you better! Assessment days will be held in our Westminster, London and Warren, NJ offices and are anticipated to take place in February / March 2018.


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To join our UK scheme, click here to apply

To join our US scheme, please email your cover letter and resume to