Careers

Fast Track is always on the lookout for talented, ambitious people, particularly if they are interested in working and living in Oxford, for an entrepreneurial company and founder. Fast Track employs 31 staff at its offices in Oxford and nine freelance researchers from a cross-section of backgrounds, including finance, law and journalism. Some have worked for the company for over 10 years, and over one third are Oxford graduates.

Current vacancies

We have the following opportunities

Senior writer & research manager - £40,000+

Oxford-based Fast Track is looking for an experienced business writer and researcher to help draft our extensive written content and to manage the research and publication of one of our high-profile annual league tables featuring the UK’s top private companies, published in The Sunday Times.

Role

  • Conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews with the founders and directors of private companies to write succinct company profiles, as well as for written and video case studies for our sponsors, and for Fast Track’s website and digital channels
  • Lead, project manage and help conduct the research and publication of one or more of our annual league tables
  • Help service our blue-chip sponsors and help prepare for, attend and follow-up on sponsor editorial meetings and awards judging

The ideal candidate is a graduate with at least three years’ experience in a relevant field such as financial journalism/PR, B2B content marketing, private equity, consultancy and law.

Click here for a two-page job spec and details of how to apply.

Senior research analyst & manager - £36,000 - £42,000

Oxford-based Fast Track is looking for a smart, self-motivated company analyst to manage the research and publication of one or more of our annual league tables, featuring the UK’s top private companies from a cross-section of industries, published in The Sunday Times.

Role

  • Project manage and help conduct the research and publication of one or more of our annual league tables, with meticulous attention to detail and to tight deadlines
  • Identify and research private and private equity/VC-backed companies, capture their financials and analyse their performance and shareholdings
  • Conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews with the founders and directors to write succinct company profiles; and provide our sponsors with tailored briefings on our research, including to help with awards judging

The ideal candidate is a graduate with at least three years’ experience in a relevant field such as private equity, accountancy, banking, consultancy and financial journalism/PR.

Click here for a two-page job spec and details of how to apply.

Research analyst - £26,000 to £30,000

Oxford-based Fast Track is looking for an ambitious research analyst to research Britain’s top-performing private and private equity/VC-backed companies for our league tables published in The Sunday Times; including our tech-focused Tech Track 100, Ones To Watch and Disruptors to Watch 10. You will also help draft our extensive written output.

Role

  • Identify and research top-performing private companies, and diligently capture company financials, using internet sources and company accounts
  • Conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews with entrepreneurs, CEOs and finance directors
  • Write succinct company profiles, as well as profiles of guests for our networking dinners

The ideal candidate is a graduate with at least two years’ experience in a relevant field such as financial journalism/PR/marketing or the research departments of accountancy firms, consultancies, private equity, law and banking.

Click here for a two-page job spec and details of how to apply.