The scheme

To be great at what we do, we need to be an adaptable, fast-learning organisation. Welcoming graduates into our teams helps to keep us focused on learning and new ideas, so our grads have a vital role to play in the company's future.

During the first month, you'll spend time gaining an understanding of how each area of the business operates and how they interconnect. You'll be assigned a mentor from the Senior Management Team to get your learning off to the best possible start.

In terms of the role itself, we are recruiting directly into 5 key business areas, so you'll have a real job from the start, embedded within a team of colleagues all geared up to show you the ropes.

In addition to your role responsibility, you will also become part of the graduate network, meeting regularly for learning sessions and professional development. As well as getting to know your peers, you'll be encouraged to enlist their help with client opportunities and challenges and form strong working relationships across teams and offices.

You'll be the driving force in deciding where you want your ambition to take you, but with plenty of support from us to get you there. We'll give you access to the people, tools and training to develop yourself and in return we'll count on you to work effectively with colleagues and deliver excellent, high quality work.

Although formal reviews take place after 6 months and one year, you will have weekly catch-ups with your line manager to talk about your immediate priorities and learning and fortnightly check-ins with your mentor to discuss your longer-term career development. So there will be plenty of opportunities to understand how you are doing and shape your progress through the business.

Selection Criteria

  • Ideally you'll have a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree from a top 60 university, but we'll consider a mixture of your secondary and higher qualifications as well as your work and personal experience.
  • You may be in your third year now, or you've graduated recently.
  • Or perhaps you've left university in the last 5 years and you're looking for structured training and development.
  • You might have attended university straight from school or you could be a mature student.
  • To be considered for our grad scheme you must have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

The roles

Planner
Our planners are smart, creative thinkers who consult with our clients to develop clever strategies to add value to their business. To make a success of this role you must be curious about the world around you and interested in what drives behaviour – in particular in a marketing context.

We are especially interested to hear from people with formal qualifications in behavioural science.

Data Analyst
This role is all about understanding patterns and trends and uncovering key nuggets of insight to drive effective strategy. Our analysts work closely with planners to provide compelling insight that forms the basis of brilliant strategic recommendations.

To apply for this role, your degree should be in maths, statistics or a similar discipline.

Client Service
These are the ultimate people people. In addition to being organised, friendly and helpful, you must also develop the knack for building good relationships, gaining clients' confidence and spotting opportunities to develop those relationships, involving specialist colleagues where appropriate.

Copywriter
Have a way with words? This role is for you. As a writer at Signal you might be writing a script for a short video, a charity appeal letter or a magazine-style article for a client website. There's a lot to learn, but a great chance to unleash your inner wordsmith.

Digital Designer
If you have a passion for design, then this could be the role for you. Our digital designers work on anything from responsive sites to emails or banner ads. You'll work closely with our art directors, UX specialists and developers to hone your craft across a range of clients and sectors.

Web Analyst (Edinburgh)
We are looking for smart computer science, maths or stats grads to join our media tech team responsible for PPC and SEO. You'll learn how to apply your technical know-how to drive relevant traffic and ensure websites are google-friendly, user-friendly and easily found.

Digital Implementation Manager (London)
This role is suitable for computer science, maths and stats grads. You will use your technical skills to bring campaigns to life in the digital world ensuring correct set-up, monitoring and ongoing optimisation. You must be highly numerate and analytically-minded.

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