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 29 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 about one third are Oxford graduates.

Current vacancies

We have the following opportunities

Senior business researcher & project manager - £36,000 to £40,000

Oxford-based Fast Track is looking for an experienced researcher to compile and manage the publication of one or more of our annual league tables, featuring the UK’s top private companies, published in The Sunday Times.


  • Lead, project manage and help conduct the research and publication of one or more of our annual league tables
  • 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; and provide our sponsors with tailored briefings on our research, including to help with awards judging
  • Some knowledge of financial accounts is essential, and an accountancy qualification would be an advantage

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.