Join the CGA family
Your interesting and rewarding career is here!
We’re a dynamic company, who love what we do and we’re shaking up our industry with our fresh way of doing things and making a name for ourselves while we do it. We’re so proud of our bright, talented, positive team and we’ve always got opportunities for ambitious people with a passion for food and drink to join our family.
Take a look and see what it’s like at CGA, and why it’s a fantastic choice for an exciting and fulfilling career.
So many reasons! We want to create a space where people can really thrive and grow career-wise, and have fun while they’re doing it.
When you join us, you’ll not only get the opportunity for fast career progression, you’ll also enjoy loads of great benefits, including:
- Flexible Core Hours – the option to start work anytime between 8am and 10am
- Half-day summer hours every Friday from July through August
- Minimum of 25 day holidays plus statutory
- Holiday buy-back scheme
- Casual dress code
- Opportunities to travel
- Fantastic Christmas and summer parties
- Regular social events like charity runs and bowling
- Free Bar Fridays once a month
- Muffin Monday
- NEST Pension scheme
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Childcare Vouchers (available until September 2018)
- Unlimited tea and coffee
- Employee benefit portal offering you savings on high street stores, well-being packages, groceries, movies and more!
A day in the life
“What I love most about being part of a client service team is that no day is the same – I could just as easily be spending the day meeting with clients in London as I would be working alongside my colleagues in the office. Being part of the hospitality industry means we often end up in the major city hubs in the UK, and it’s great to spend time exploring new foods and drink trends.
It’s important we have our fingers on the pulse, so I’m always reading what is happening in the market, what new places are opening and trying to unearth the latest food and drink trends.”
"Throughout school and college, I had a fascination with numbers. It wasn’t until university where I studied Economics and Business Management that I realised how I could put this to use in the working world.
The best part of working at CGA is the industry. The food and drink industry is renowned to be one of the most exciting and interesting parts of British culture, and working with the major operators in the market allows you to witness first-hand how the market interacts and changes daily. CGA’s prominence within this market allows us to be at the heart of key decisions and play an important role in the eating and drinking out universe."
"Having recently finished a degree in Psychology, I was keen to find a graduate role that was research focussed. With CGA operating within such an exciting and relevant industry, I felt a role here was the perfect fit for me. I love the variety – no two days are similar since we work on projects from drinks, retail and food clients. I like working for an employer who cares for all employees and constantly encourages and facilitates personal development and progression opportunities. The social side of the company is a massive positive which I think helps CGA stand out more so from the crowd."
“I started at CGA five years ago, I joined the data preparation team which then consisted of just four team members; today we’re a team of over 15. I love being part of such a fast-growing company with a hunger to be the very best. Since starting I have worked on three of the five teams within the information services department. I have been given excellent training opportunities and gained invaluable knowledge which enabled me to be promoted to Dictionary Manager.
I’m now situated on the US team, and it feels like the sky’s the limit. Exploring a completely new market, which has no sign of slowing down is exciting; and when you enjoy market as much as I do there really is nothing better than working so closely with it!”
"My first contact with CGA is as a temp helping out the Data Preparation team. Even as a temp I noticed the atmosphere was positive, everyone was friendly and worked as a team. I knew straight away that CGA is the place I want to work at. Being part of Data Preparation means working hard to make CGA lives up to being ‘Phenomenal Data. Expert Insight’.
My skills in CGA are consistently being developed and training occurs to make sure I play to my strengths and improve my weaknesses. All the hard work pays off too—holidays, social events and an awesome Christmas party. Being a consumer in the food and drinks industry was fun, but being able to contribute to the industry is even better."
I saw the CGA advert on Graduate Prospects and it stood out to me as the perfect job for someone who wanted to learn and grow new skills in a professional environment and in a technical role. I have worked in the International and GB department across three different countries, which gave me the chance to meet and speak to so many wonderful people and develop so many skills beyond those I envisioned at the start. CGA is always growing, challenging and succeeding in areas where many have failed and due to this, there are countless chances to excel and take ownership. I am excited for all the challenges ahead and skills I have yet to learn because there are so many opportunities to do this within not just my team, but across the business.
I've been at CGA for almost four years now, progressing from a Graduate Client Manager to Senior Client Manager in just over three years. A career in market research wasn’t something I really considered but CGA caught my eye – and after working in bars for four years, I felt I could bring some knowledge to the role from that side too. CGA is a social company and there have been many nights out to mention – I've made really good friends here and even found a flatmate!
The most exciting thing about working here is the industry itself - as someone who loves eating and drinking out, it’s fun to talk about it all day! Plus, I provide input to some of the biggest brands in the UK. With CGA’s size, we are still small enough for everyone’s opinion to be heard and there are real opportunities to carve out the career you want for yourself.
Step 1: Telescreen with a senior member of our team
Step 2: Face-to-face interview, normally there will be two rounds and you may meet with more than one hiring manager
Step 3: Second interview with a 10-minute presentation on a topic of your choice
Step 4: Congratulations! You’ve successfully passed and we’ve verbally offered you the job.
Step 5: You get a formal offer letter with a start date and your agreed salary
Our holiday allowance is for 20 days, taken at any time throughout the year. We’re closed around Christmas and New Year which accounts for 5 days of your total holiday entitlement. And you get all UK bank holidays off, of course.
After five years’ service, you get an additional two days holiday. We also offer a holiday buy-back scheme where full-time employees can buy up to an additional five days’ holiday per year.
Don't see your dream job? Contact us!
If you'd like to be part of what we do at CGA, but you don't see an opening that speaks to your abilities and skills, we encourage you to submit a cv and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and describing the role that you are looking for. Tell us why we should hire you and what value you would provide.
It's often that we meet talented candidates before we open a position that they can fill.
The CGA team is comprised of members with responsibilities including data management, client relations, operations, field research, customer support and much more. If you're looking to be considered for future opportunities or want to be the first to learn about new openings, send your CV in today!
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