Europe / United Kingdom / England / Oxford /


#: 743999739926386 / PR1222



Job Description

About NielsenIQ

NielsenIQ (formerly known as Nielsen Global Connect) provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow.
Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.
An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in nearly 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Why choose a NielsenIQ Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship with NielsenIQ gives individuals an opportunity to continue their education whilst working within a market-leading organization. Successful completion of the program will consist of passing all modules at Abingdon and Witney College (Oxford Brookes University) and completing all internal objectives set during your time on the program. Upon successful completion, wherever possible, our apprentices are offered permanent positions within the Company.

Founded on the principles of integrity, honesty, fairness, respect, and reliability, NielsenIQ is a place where you can be yourself, make a difference and grow.

What we look for in Apprentices 

Studying for a degree whilst working in a fast-moving industry like ours can be demanding and challenging, but the hard work pays off.

We look for individuals with plenty of drive, passion, and self-motivation that can bring a new way of thinking to a team. You’ll need excellent communication and teamwork skills and be able to organize a varied workload.

Level 6 Apprenticeship in Chartered Management 

This degree-level apprenticeship will earn you a BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Management Practice, certified by Oxford Brookes University. The degree will focus on the theory behind a range of business functions, such as Retail Intelligence, Consumer Intelligence and Operations.  Upon completion of the end stage assessment you will be awarded CMI status as part of the apprenticeship programme.

As an apprentice, you will be working at NielsenIQ’s UK Head Office in Oxford, with allocated days to attend university and study time within working hours. You will be completing your study at Abingdon and Witney college with your degree being certified by Oxford Brookes University. 

In order to gain an understanding of the business, and to utilise your skill set, you will have 3 yearly rotations throughout the business, focusing on different skills such as sales, analytics and project management. 

Entry Requirements

Three passes at GCSE (grades 9-4/A-C) or O-Level (grades A-C), including Maths and English Language. 
Plus one of the following:
a minimum of two A-Level (grades A-C) 
a 6-unit Vocational A Level
A National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualification.

The Benefits of NielsenIQ Apprenticeship 

  • Starting basic salary £13,000 
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship (passing all ongoing college modules and completion of all internal objectives set during the Programme), wherever possible, you will be offered a permanent position within the Company. 
  • Gaining a nationally-recognized qualification
  • Earning while you learn
  • Working alongside experienced staff to gain valuable skills
  • Full employee benefits including pension, healthcare, and everyday discounts
  • 25 days holiday per year plus an option to buy more

The Application Process & Timelines

STEP 1 – Application opens March – April:
To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to visit our careers website and apply for the Level 6 Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship. You will need to submit an online application with your CV and accompanying statement detailing why you want to become a Nielsen apprentice. 

STEP 2 – Invite to Video Assessment April / May:
If you are successful through screening, you will be asked to complete a video assessment. This is a one-way video assessment where you will be asked competency-based questions.

STEP 3 – Assessment Centre June / July:
Successful candidates will be invited to a virtual take on an Assessment Centre. This will enable you to demonstrate your relevant skills and abilities to the NielsenIQ Team.

STEP 4 – Offer:
After the Assessment Centre, we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible with an outcome. If successful you will be invited to Abingdon and Witney College to complete an English and Maths assessment. 

STEP 5 – Start your Apprenticeship:
You will start your apprenticeship with NielsenIQ in September 2020.