Agency life is fun, fast, pressured and always changing. People work hard, play hard and celebrate a lot.
The Clemenger Graduate Programme recruits for account management, planning and production roles. Before you apply, you might like to know a little about these areas.
WHAT IS ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT?
These guys are responsible for the client and oversee the whole creative process from taking a brief to delivery of the finished project, working closely with all the specialist departments in the agency and talking with the clients every day.
WHAT IS PLANNING?
The planning department is responsible for account strategy – from top level business strategy of a client to the more specific strategy for a given marketing campaign. They work closely with the client and account service to define the problem and develop the brief, and then with creatives to ensure their ideas are in the right space.
WHAT IS PRODUCTION?
These people are responsible for taking the approved idea and turning it into a real thing, whether that’s a film, an app, an event, a poster, a website, or anything else. They work closely with the creatives to ensure their vision is brought to reality, and account service to ensure client objectives are met.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for people with curious minds, who want to know about their world, what’s trending, what’s new; what’s important, what makes it tick. People who turn left when others turn right. Yes, you need a degree, but don’t let it define you.
You can land a place on our graduate programme if you are responsible, have initiative, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a good dollop of resilience. Show us you’re a creative problem solver, a thinker or a do’er with the right attitude and you’ll have us hooked.
Our desire is to grow future leaders who have a comprehensive understanding of all the different aspects of marketing communications.
HOW THE PROGRAMME IS STRUCTURED?
If you are one of our successful graduates, you will have the chance of a lifetime to learn from the best. You will be given a unique opportunity to rotate through different agencies and departments before working in one area where you can shine the brightest.
The Clemenger Graduate Programme runs in both Wellington and Auckland. We usually have about four different agencies participating in the programme and each of those agencies will have anywhere from one to five graduate positions they want to fill. Ours is a nine month programme which starts in February each year.
If you are selected by one of our participating agencies for the programme, we will employ you on a nine month, fixed term employment agreement and pay you an entry-level salary for the duration of the programme. Plus, you receive two paid days off to attend your graduation ceremony. You will spend the first three months rotating through different agencies and departments to get an understanding of the various aspects of the marketing communications industry. This rotation period is a unique opportunity and sets our programme apart from others. After the rotation period, you’ll be given a six-month placement in the agency which employs you, in an area where you can excel. Along the way you’ll have buddies and managers to support your success.
While there is no guarantee of a permanent job at the end of the programme, it is our clear expectation that you will land your dream role and have the job of a lifetime with us.