The course gave me the time not only to sit back and debate the methodology and techniques, but also to test run new ones. All of this meant I walked away with a far more colourful tool kit than anticipated and one I could implement straight away.

I work in a fairly compact team, so it was incredibly encouraging to meet with my peers and be able to share experiences and tips from a similar standpoint. It also helped remind me that I’m not the only one who faces those unavoidable shockers when working with respondents and clients.

The opportunity to build a network with people from varied backgrounds and working environments was both fun and reassuring. Our assigned mentors played a pivotal role in this, too, providing support prior to, throughout and post-training day. Overall, a highly recommended course for new starters as well as those a year in.