What is the ADP?

The Analyst Development Programme is a tailored four-week training programme run annually for our new analysts. Unique to the industry, our bespoke training helps to develop your investigative, analytical and writing skills in a fast-paced and challenging environment. The programme consists of practical training as well as group and individual exercises combined with regular feedback, to ensure you can fulfil your potential as a new analyst.

Your development doesn’t stop after successful completion of the programme. We ensure you have the right tools and support in place to enable you to continue to develop your skills and experience—from internal and external training sessions to our mentoring programme and e-learning available on-demand—so you can take control of your career and continue to succeed at S-RM.



4 week programme

Your time at S-RM will begin with the four-week programme, designed to equip you with the core research, analysis and soft skills you need to hit the ground running when you join your S-RM team.

Designed by industry experts and bespoke to S-RM, you will gain a strong overview of our company’s values and strategy, as well as a detailed understanding of our Corporate Intelligence business unit. The programme involves a blend of group exercises with other new analysts, seminars, talks from industry leaders and informative trips to help ensure you are ready to deliver for your clients. You will also work on various guided individual research and writing tasks, designed to simulate client reports and assess your readiness to join your new team.



On successful completion of the programme, you will join your team and begin work as an analyst at S-RM.

With every project, you will be expected to proactively build your knowledge of new industries, political trends, commercial developments and key regional figures within business and politics. The first three months will involve close guidance from your manager and collaboration with your new teammates to ensure you are consistently responding to feedback and excelling for our clients.


Continued progression 

Following your first three months at S-RM, you will be provided with tools and resources to enable you to take proactive control of your own development.

You can use S-RM’s capability framework to help you understand company expectations and to identify the skills you need to focus on. You will gain access to our extensive e-learning platform which will enable you to develop a wide variety of transferable and technical skills, in bite-sized chunks and on your own timetable. We believe in ensuring everyone at S-RM has access to the tools and guidance they need to continuously grow and learn, not only in their current role but throughout their S-RM career.

The role

Analytical work at S-RM is varied and challenging:

Projects range from a few days to several months, and whichever team you join, your work will regularly focus on different industries and countries. Investigating a range of matters, including financial crime, corruption, fraud, political exposure and reputational issues, you will be required to conduct detailed historical research, rapidly collate information from restricted access public sources, analyse the veracity of various media and profile companies and individuals.

Teams work together to address multi-faceted intelligence challenges in order to provide our clients with well-sourced, objective reporting on sometimes contentious and complex issues. On occasion, experienced analysts travel in order to work on investigations and to develop S-RM’s network of contacts.

Responsibilities include:
  • Researching and writing desktop-based reports on companies and individuals for due diligence and investigatory purposes;
  • Providing subject matter expertise on the political, regulatory and corporate risk environment in your area of specialism;
  • Conducting English and regional language research on corporate and political issues; and
  • Presenting to managers and clients.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking individuals who approach every task with a positive outlook and demonstrate the S-RM values both internally and with our clients. This is a career which requires commitment, resilience and hard work to succeed.


  As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree (2.1 or higher) in any discipline;
  A minimum of 3 months’ experience working in an office environment;
  Excellent written and spoken English;
  Excellent research and investigative skills;
  A high working proficiency in one or more languages preferred. Some teams require analysts to speak a specific language due to their regional specialism, so we recommend that you review the specific language requirements applicable to open positions;
  A clear interest in regional political and business affairs;
  Outstanding interpersonal skills, honesty and reliability;
  A proven ability to work unsupervised and operate with a degree of autonomy;
  Excellent attention to detail;
  A proactive mindset and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required; and
  An ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines.

Applications are now Closed

Our selection process

1. To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter (not longer than one page) to recruitment@s-rminform.com. Please detail which team you would like to apply for in your Cover Letter or in your email.
2. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day. We will do our best to accommodate your availability, but to ensure efficiency and fairness, we will run only two assessment days in January. The day will consist of an interview, a foreign language assessment (if required for the role) and a group exercise. You will receive more details via email.
3. Our writing test stage will involve a timed research and writing exercise which is designed to give you a greater understanding of the work our analysts undertake.
4. Our final interview will involve a more detailed discussion about your experience and understanding of the industry as well as providing you with the opportunity to speak to a team head about the role on their team.


Note: although we normally follow the above process, some specialist roles may require additional steps. If this is the case, we will endeavour to let you know as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at recruitment@s-rminform.com. Your experience as a candidate is important to us: we will let you know as soon as possible if you have not been successful and will ensure that communication is timely throughout the process.