Frequently asked questions. 

Got a query about working at Kantar? Check out the FAQs below. 

Graduates and Apprentices


  • Can I choose what role I have as a graduate

    Of course! We have many different roles available for starting your career with Kantar. Some of these will include development programmes, others will involve going straight into a role. There is something to suit everyone: start your search here.

  • How many entry-level roles do you fill each year?

    Over 1000 people globally start their career with Kantar each year.

  • Do you have jobs for people who didn't go to university?

    Yes, we do. In addition to our programme intakes for graduates we also recruit for lots of entry-level roles that have varying requirements: please search for jobs to review this. In the UK we also recruit for apprenticeships.

  • How long do graduate schemes last?

    Graduate schemes vary in length, but typically last from 12 to 24 months, depending on the team and the country where you are based. All job adverts should highlight the length of the programme, so please take a look. 

  • Will I get paid?

    All our programmes come with a salary and benefits. These will be dependent on your country and programme.

  • Can I speak to someone who's done the scheme?

    Our people profiles are a great way to see what our people have to say about their experience working with Kantar and the work they have been involved in, so check them out! If you are invited to our assessment days, we try to bring along current employees so you can quiz them on their experience and the role you are applying for. Hope to see you there.

  • When can I apply?

    We are always looking for entry-level talent to join our business. Please search for jobs to see what is available in your country. Generally, we take to do a graduate intake twice a year, in April and September. Applications tend to open about six months beforehand.

  • Will I get to experience different roles as part of my programme? 

    Some of our programmes are rotational, while some fulfil one job and therefore stay in the same position. Please review the job advert and ensure you ask as many questions as you need to ensure that the opportunity is the right one for you.

  • What do I need to know before joining Kantar?

    It’s really important that you know enough about the opportunity you have applied for with Kantar to ensure the role is the right role for you. An interview is a two-way process; Kantar will be assessing you, but we also want to ensure you have enough information and opportunities to ask questions so that you understand the role and Kantar. Starting a career is a big decision and we want to support you to get it right.

  • How do you support neurodivergent candidates?

    We're happy to provide support to neurodivergent candidates. We can offer you additional support or the adjustments you require to assist you through our recruitment process. Please get in touch with the recruiter of the role for more information.

  • Do I need to have completed my education to apply?

    No, but you’ll need to have completed your education by the start date of the role. Entry-level recruitment processes are often lengthy and begin whilst you are in your final year.

  • Do I need a work permit?

    All job offers are subject to you having legal right to work and reside in the country of application.

  • How I can I prepare for my video interview?

    We use Cammio as our video interview supplier. If you are invited to complete a video interview, you will be asked a serious of 3-5 questions and we recommend you look at Cammio’s candidate support page. This will give you information on how to perform a video interview to the best of your ability, and it also gives you an opportunity to practise. We recommend you make yourself familiar with the system as soon as you receive your link in case you experience technical issues and you need to resolve these before you are able to complete.

  • I’ve been asked to complete the Arctic Shores assessment. What is this?

    Arctic Shores is a behavioural assessment that takes place in a gamification format. Set in a futuristic office setting with up to nine levels, it measures 33 personality and cognitive traits. These include traits such as resilience and emotional stability, areas of personality that are hard to objectively assess through self-report questionnaires. These assessments have been designed for everyone, including those not familiar with psychometrics, who may struggle with paper-based tests, or find traditional assessments tedious. Arctic Shores research has shown that the immersive nature and app-based interface of the assessment also reduces feelings of anxiety. Additionally, the assessments are suitable for individuals with learning disabilities or impairments such as dyslexia and colour blindness, and in fact allow candidates to showcase their fit for a role more effectively than traditional measures.

  • How do I best prepare for my assessment day?

    Be yourself! This day is as much for you to find out about us and whether we are the right fit for you as it is for us to assess you. We are assessing you on key competencies we feel are essential to be successful. This will be done through a variety of activities, group tasks, interviews, presentations, case studies. Ensuring you are enthusiastic and engaging will help you make the most out of the day. Do your research into Kantar to understand the role and organisation as best you can. Good luck!

Experienced Hires

  • What does the application process look like?

    The application process varies depending on the exact role you’ve applied for, and where you are based. Generally, the first thing you’ll need to do is submit your application online. The first step is usually call with one of our Talent Acquisition team. They’ll discuss the role with you in more detail and if you’re both happy it’s the right role for you, they’ll share your details with the hiring manager. The hiring manager will then review the applications and set up interviews. These might be on the phone, in person, or virtually. You might be asked to complete a case study as part of the interview.

  • Can I apply for more than one job at once?

    You can, yes. However, it’s best to be open and honest with our Talent Acquisition team if you’re under consideration for more than one role so that they can make sure to manage the process properly.

  • What about if I need a work permit? 

    While we encourage mobility, the ability to offer work permit sponsorship depends on where in the world you’re looking to work. Any decisions are made by local teams and will also depend on local laws and legislation. Reach out to the recruiter hiring for the role and they’ll be able to discuss any options with you in more detail.

  • I’ve registered my details in your talent pool. When will I hear something? 

    Thanks for registering! When you first register, one of our team will be in touch to make sure we’ve got all the correct details from you. After that, our Talent Acquisition team will only be in contact if a role becomes available that fits the criteria you’ve given us. If you see a role on our website that would want to apply for in the meantime, please feel free to do so, we’ll link up your records in our system. 

  • How do I discuss any adjustments I need to your process?

    If you need any adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, please speak to the recruiter looking after your role. They’ll be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments with you and make accommodations where possible.

  • I’ve forgotten my password to log in, what do I do?

    You can reset your password by clicking on the forgotten password button to reset your password using your email address. Make sure to use the same email address that you signed up with. 

  • If I am offered a job, when will I get my contract?

    Congratulations! If you’ve been offered a role, we’ll send your contract to you as soon as possible. Depending on which country you are in, this might take a couple of days. Once you have reviewed and accepted your contract, you’ll be asked to complete some onboarding tasks so we can get things ready for your first day.