Research Associate Apprentice Adelphi Real World

An exciting opportunity to join our rapidly growing team at Adelphi Real World. The role of Research Associate is ideal for those with an interest in Data Analysis, Science and healthcare who aspire to work in a management role.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm at Adelphi Mill Bollington. Plus 25 days of classroom learning in two day blocks every 3-4 weeks. At Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will assist the project team to provide support and development on Disease Specific Programmes (DSPs), gaining a good understanding of all stages within the research process and a basic knowledge of research techniques. 

Our data focuses on patients in the real world, outside of the scope of clinical trials with key research around patient experience with their disease. This includes things such as treatments received and the overall quality of life of patients.

Bio-pharmaceutical clients and healthcare organisations use our data sets to further understand the disease area, often publishing the outcomes to help the development of treatments as well as for Physician education.

Your personal development plan will include on the job experience and focused training on project, supplier and people management skills to support progression towards a management role.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To provide support on DSPs (with supervision) through creation of DSP materials / questionnaires
  • Checking of translations with guidance
  • Exposure to briefing agencies
  • Exposure to working with Data Processing
  • Undertaking analysis of tabular data
  • Becoming familiar with your allocated disease areas
  • Attendance of internal meetings / client teleconferences
  • To be able to produce analysis and charts using powerpoint with supervision
  • Able to suggest ideas as to presentation of information
  • Able to assist in writing client reports with supervision
  • Interpret basic data in charts
  • Annotate basic figure comparisons
  • Liaising and monitoring the progress of fieldwork

The training you will be getting

The role includes studying for a BA (hons) Business Management Professional degree as part of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme with Manchester Metropolitan University at their All Saints campus on Oxford Road. If the apprentice does not have qualifications equivalent to GCSE English and Maths C/4 or above, they may be required to undertake Functional Skills training.

Apprentices also gain Chartered Manager (CMgr) status if they successfully complete their end-point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Adelphi supports and encourages rapid development and progress we a programme of on the job and Academy programme training. We hope our successful candidates will stay in Adelphi and progress to a Managerial position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic individual, Highly organised, A passion to learn, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills, Proactive


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*- C/9 - 4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Various (Grade BCC (104 UCAS Points)) Essential

Things to consider

For at least the first 3-6 months the role will require the candidate to be in person in the office, with their team. Afterwards we would look at Hybrid working. • Pension • Generous Holiday Allowance • Private Healthcare scheme • Free onsite Gym Membership • Social events every Thursday and Friday evenings at the office • Access to a “perks” benefits portal • performance related rewards

About the employer

Adelphi Group is unique in the world of healthcare consultancy. We specialise in Health Economics, Patient Outcomes Research, Real World Disease Understanding, Marketing Research and Medical Communications. For over thirty years we have successfully supported the development and launch of new medicines. A global organisation, we have a network of offices across the US, Europe and Asia and employ over 850 staff worldwide. Our Headquarters is in Bollington, Cheshire with around 500 Staff based out of Adelphi Mill.


Adelphi Real World


Adelphi Mill

Grimshaw Lane


SK10 5JB

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Michelle Thornely

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered manager (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2024