Grads, join us: #IamSocial 2015
2014 seems a distant memory, with January firmly out the way and the signs of spring emerging, giving us a chance to reflect.
We achieved a huge amount last year, scooping a record number of awards for our work, as well as being named ‘Best Digital/Social Agency in the World’ at the Sabre Awards, ‘Agency of the Year’ at the Brand Republic Digital Awards and both ‘Digital Agency of the Year’ and ‘Social Media Agency of the Year’ at the Drum Network Awards. We were particularly proud to also be named ‘Best Multinational Agency to Work For’.
It was also a year of many firsts. We hit 150 employees in London, we decided to channel all of our charitable work to one charity of the year and collectively voted for Kids Company to partner with in 2015. Last year also saw our first ever Grad Scheme; we had over a hundred applicants, 13 successful candidates that we brought to our assessment day, from which we picked our two outstanding Grads, Rhoda and Alex.
They spent their first few months with us getting to know the company, how we work and what our specialised departments really do, as well as understanding the wide variety of the platforms we use on a daily basis. Behind the scenes during their rotation, they were beavering away working on a live brief we’d given them, which they then presented back to us in December. Needless to say we were in awe, and ecstatic that we picked such a bright, passionate and hard working pair.
You can check out their journey from the start of the scheme, half way through, as well as their experience in Editorial and Research and Insight teams.
Both Alex and Rhoda are now in their permanent roles in the agency; Alex is busy working on Beats by Dre and Heineken brands, whilst Rhoda is in her element working with the adidas team. Not a bad way to start off your career, even if we say so ourselves!
Their journey has really only just begun with bespoke training in all our departments; a really robust competency framework that works hand in hand with our bi-annual appraisals as well as a mountain of other inspiring ways to learn – the We Are Social way.
With Alex and Rhoda on board, we’ve launched our 2015 #IamSocial Grad Scheme. This year, we’re hiring for our ever-growing Editorial, Research and Insight and Strategy teams. Applications are open and can be found here, the closing date for all applications is Friday 27th February. Successful applicants will be invited to attend our assessment day on Thursday 9th April and those who are then offered a role on our Grad Scheme will start on 1st September 2015.
What are we looking for in the Instagram applications? The answer is simple: show us a glimpse of who you are, your passion, personality and energy, and have fun whilst you do it!
We look forward to seeing what you’ve all got to show us this year! If you’re thinking of applying and have any questions, then please drop us an email.