Summary of the job roleWho we are
It has been an exciting first year at BCW. Following the merger between Cohn & Wolfe and Burson Marsteller in early 2018, we have successfully brought together the PR industry's top talent, won a slew of accolades across the globe for our purposeful work and launched our much-anticipated new positioning to define what it is we do that makes a difference to the world - so, it's safe to say there is A LOT going on here!
At BCW, we understand that the one unifying thread - of all clients - is the need to move people. To act. To inspire. To change. And at BCW, we build big, insight-driven ideas that inspire action and connection across the globe. Understanding and caring for people is what we do at BCW. We take an analytical approach to obsess over every detail, but then add real emotion to connect with people's lives and their communities.
BCW is a new kind of communications agency focused on helping our clients move, inspire, engage and lead people in a favourable direction, across all sectors on a global scale. We take a channel-agnostic approach, with valuable earned media at the core, to help clients solve tough business challenges through creative ideas, informed by data and powered by technology.
Whether that applies to consumers, businesses, politics or the world, we are reaching people across the globe, engaging them with meaningful integrated communications programmes and moving them towards a precise and purposeful direction while inspiring them along the way.
Would you like to move people with us too?
So, how do we do it?
There is no one kind of person who works at BCW. Our culture encourages our people to be themselves. All our people, in every practice and discipline, in all corners of the world, are individuals with unique strengths, backgrounds and perspectives. Our people's individuality is our greatest strength. However, there is something that we all share: a commitment to doing great work, a passion for finding new solutions, a mindset that focuses on what matters, what's possible, what's next. We are United, Open, Brave and True.
As a result, we have vibrant and high-performing teams of specialists across the fields of corporate affairs, healthcare, technology, public affairs, crisis, organisational change and creative consumer communications who work meticulously daily to come up with the most cutting edge and innovative ideas to help clients reach their audience in a way that stands out from the crowd. We work with some of the world's biggest brands and global organisations.
This is no run-of-the-mill internship or temp programme. We'll give you the opportunity to walk right into a dynamic and global team at entry level, supporting the development of award-winning creative campaigns for clients that deliver at scale. As Launchpad is a fast-track programme, you'll get an incomparable mix of training and invaluable on-the-job experience that will kick-start your career. We'll also give you the chance to work across multiple markets.
What we ask of you
If you want to work with the best professional communicators in the world and know you have something special to contribute, we want to hear from you. We're looking for the very best people who represent the diversity of our clients and their customers.
You don't have to have a PR background or even a degree. What we are looking for from you is a passion for communications; the ability to think critically about the challenges facing our clients and your unique perspective to overcoming them; a great attitude; and for you to bring your authentic self to work, just like we do, every day.
So, whether you studied Art or Zoology, skipped university and are looking to get straight into work or have already had a career and are looking for a new industry, if a career in integrated communications appeals to you, take the first step and fill out our application form and join us in our everyday pursuit of brilliance:
Step 1 - Complete the application form - deadline midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2019
Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment day on Thursday, 20th June 2019 at our London office.
Step 3 - Final shortlisted candidates will be invited in for face to face interviews at BCW offices which will be scheduled between 24th June and 12th July.
Successful candidates will then start the Launchpad programme at BCW on 2nd September 2019.
What's in it for you?
In addition to our competitive starting salary, our one-year programme also offers access to our extensive list of benefits that you can pick and choose from to suit you and your individual needs. We also have some exclusive Launchpad Benefits to help you get started. In summary, the big stuff includes:
- Competitive starting salary with 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, your birthday day off, complimentary Christmas days and 1 day a month dedicated to fuelling your individual curiosity.
- Access to our extensive benefits package including the serious stuff (pensions, private medical, life assurance); to supporting your wellbeing (access to regular yoga, mindfulness meditation and other related wellbeing activities); to the fun stuff (social calendar of events, team away days and parties).
- *Exclusive to Launchpad* To support your successful start at BCW we offer successful candidates a £2000 signing on bonus in their first pay packet to help with rent deposits, initial costs and getting acquainted with London. We also offer you an interest free Season Ticket Travel Loan from Day One to help spread the cost of your commute.
- *Exclusive to Launchpad* As a global agency, we also want to provide you with the opportunity to work together with our international partners. Therefore, whether you fancy croissants in Paris or Moleskines in Milan, we'll give you the option to include a 2-week placement in another BCW European office on your promotion to Account Executive.
We are also committed to your growth, so, to get you started there will be an intensive Fresher's Week Introduction Programme, so you are equipped with everything you'll need for the exciting year ahead. You will also get the chance to meet and spend time with our Launchpad alumni to understand and learn how our Launchpad Programme has transformed their career future.
You'll also have the opportunity to learn throughout the year with our bespoke learning & development programme the 'BCW brilliance academy' and we will work closely with you on a personal level with your assigned manager to support your continued individual growth and progression within BCW.
So, are you up for it?
If you're the kind of person that loves to ask why and are bursting with curiosity about what makes people tick, then we can't wait to hear from you. Start 'moving people' by moving yourself to the application form and filling it out! This form could be the start of an incredible career for you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Continue reading to learn what it's like to work at BCW Global
Winning Together - Success, through working together, within, and alongside our partners; embracing diversity to achieve our collective ambitions.
Pioneering Boldly - Entrepreneurial at our core; brave & challenging, straight-talking and focused on the value.
Driven by Curiosity - Always seeking, sharing, listening and improving, bringing inspirations to our thinking and doing.
With Integrity - Candid and unswervingly focused on getting it right for our clients, their audiences and ourselves.