Change. It’s the only constant in what we
do at Carat. New digital technologies and
People who embody our values: Love
Change; Lead, Don't Follow, and Make A
changing consumer behaviours are Difference.
rewriting all the rules of the game. Every
year, old advertising models (and agencies) We’re quite sure that there can be few
become obsolete. The media landscape more-interesting and diverse industries in
morphs from one month to another. which to work than ours. Carat is the only
With each day that passes, keeping up with agency dedicated to the future of media
consumers and connecting with them – exploiting communications change for
becomes more challenging for big brands. clients.
In communications, change is the only Are you interested in media and advertising
certainty. We find this incredibly exciting. and want to join the people who best
understand where it’s all heading? Do you
Carat wants people who love change. expect to get at least a 2:1? Are you
Flexible, open-minded people, who can talented, motivated and give 100% to
quickly understand everything going on in everything you do? Do you enjoy working
media and marketing communications, within a team? Love the idea of making a
then help our clients exploit these new career out of communications change? If
developments. Talented graduates who so, then Carat might just be the place for
thrive on creating new ideas and fresh you...
approaches in a dynamic working
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Welcome to Carat, the UK’s leading
independent media communications
agency. Based in London’s Covent Garden,
we think we’re quite a special place to work,
with a fun, fast-paced environment.
We asked our recent grads how to write this
guide. (After all, who could be better
qualified to comment?) They suggested we
give you a real view of Carat – from people
just like you. So we did. We've kept the
corporate blurb to a minimum here – you’ve
probably read enough already – and
devoted most of this guide to the real,
uncensored words of our graduates. So
you can see what Carat’s really like.
Or, if you'd prefer, you can even track us down
right now on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to
hear from you (and no, we don’t bite).
So what are we looking for? Well, it doesn’t
matter if you have media experience or not.
Quite simply, we’re looking for the next
superstars of our business. Bright and
enthusiastic grads who can change the future
of advertising and media communications.
If you’re ambitious and talented, we will
develop and reward you every step of the way.
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iPhone apps, Twitter and Facebook: media
opportunities that hadn’t even been
invented seven years ago. New definitions of
“advertising” that have already changed
everything that went before. You don’t need
a degree to know that thanks to new
technology people are changing how they
interact with media. Change is accelerating
and advertisers are struggling to keep up.
This is where Carat comes in. There are
many media agencies in the UK, but Carat
is different. We are the change agency. We
help clients manage the most important
issue affecting their business:
communications change. We create and
execute communications plans that work
faster and achieve more. We do this by
understanding and exploiting every
communications opportunity there is and by
joining everything together.
Founded in 1972, the Carat network is the
world’s largest independent media specialist
and the market leader in digital advertising
solutions. Owned by the global marketing
giant Aegis plc, the Carat network is more
than 4,800 people in 63 countries worldwide
– with 300 of us here in London.
We see grads as the future of Carat. We aim
to offer more graduate places than anyone
else in media or advertising. Join Carat and
you’ll be joining an award-winning agency
that creates and delivers ground-breaking
communications solutions for big brands,
helping them exploit communications
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Carat is an integrated media planning &
buying agency. We have the widest range
and their changing media habits the best.
We are the UK market-leader in sponsorship
of specialist media services and are the and experiential marketing, managing all of
best at linking them all together. We get to British Gas’ £15m sponsorship of British
see the big picture, acting as the hub of our Swimming for example.
clients' marketing activity and leading
collaboration with other agencies – What Carat does best is to bring all of these
creative, PR, direct marketing, sales diverse and cutting-edge specialisms
promotion, web-build and so on. We do the together into a powerful communications
basics of paid-for media better than anyone plan. To achieve this, we are uniquely
else: planning and negotiating advertising structured into five communications groups,
opportunities on TV, cinema, radio, which are essentially multi-specialist client
newspapers and magazines. But that’s just teams (instead of the media silos of most
the beginning. other agencies). This is how we can
guarantee clients business success through
We are the UK market-leader in digital communications change. This is how we
media. We do more paid-for search engine make a difference.
marketing than any other media agency.
We do in-game advertising and social As a graduate within one of our five
network marketing. We have our own affiliate communications groups, you will be
networks and mobile advertising capability. exposed to all of our breadth of knowledge
and expertise. The training on offer and
We have long been UK market-leader in opportunities to learn and develop within our
media research. We have our own talent framework are second to none.
quantitative and qualitative techniques,
which enable us to understand consumers
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By understanding and driving
communications change, our work is
Meribel Ad Festival Media Cristal 2008
consistently recognised to be among the Campaign Media Awards 2008:
most innovative and effective around. Over Media Campaign of the Year: Gordon’s.
the last four years, we have won more major Mediaweek Awards 2008: Grand Prix: adidas.
marketing and media awards than anyone Mediaweek Agency of the Year 2007.
else. Join Carat and you’re going to be Campaign Media Awards 2007: Renault.
working to advance the marketing strategies Meribel Ad Festival Media Cristal 2007:
and achieve the business objectives of Royal Navy.
major UK advertisers. Here’s a few highlights: Mediaweek Awards 2007: Pimms.
Mediaweek Awards 2007: Royal Navy.
Cannes Media Lions 2009: Mediaweek Awards 2007: DFT.
Sponsorship: Gordon’s Gin. Campaign Media Agency of the Year 2006.
Cannes Media Lions 2009: Mobile: adidas. Mediaweek Agency of the Year 2006.
New Media Age Awards 2009: Mediaweek Awards 2006:
Best Retail Campaign: Littlewoods. Grand Prix: Department for Transport.
New Media Age Awards 2009: Campaign Media Awards 2006:
Best Media Campaign: Telegraph. Best Total Communications Programme:
New Media Age Awards 2009: Department for Transport.
Best Charity Campaign: Save the Children.
Marketing Society Awards:
Excellence in Ethical Marketing: British Gas.
Campaign Media Awards 2009:
Financial, Corporate & Utilities: British Gas.
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If you join us, you’ll be joining an agency that
is leading the advertising industry.
We have won more new business than
anyone else over the last five years. Last
year, we won huge international accounts
such as Kellogg’s and Nokia – who together
spend more than £92m on advertising each
year in the UK.
In 2009, we outperformed the market by
10% in terms of income despite the
economic conditions and increased our
market share to 12%.
We were shortlisted for more major awards
for our work last year than any other agency
– by a huge margin. Our work has never
been more innovative or interesting and the
industry recognises that.
Our income in high-margin diversified
services such as digital, sponsorship and
research, continues to lead the industry, at
an all time high of 40% of our total income
in 2009. Our sponsorship team grew billings
by a fifth last year, as we created and
managed the world’s biggest-ever
swimming sponsorship on behalf of British
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Within each of our five Communications
Groups, specialists in different disciplines
work together to create communications
solutions. During selection, you’ll choose one
discipline to specialise in. Once you have
established your expertise, you can change
discipline and broaden your experience.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be getting
involved with clients.
Communications planners live our clients’
brands – listening to their needs, taking
Sponsorship specialists provide association
marketing solutions across a variety of
briefs, creating communications strategies media, experiential and event platforms.
and co-ordinating with other experts and With over 50 clients such as NIVEA, British Gas
external agencies. and General Motors actively engaged in
sponsorship programmes, they offer
Digital communications are integral to all best-in-class service.
our work and this includes digital media
planning and buying, affiliates and Our performance marketing experts are
partnerships, content creation, mobile dedicated to clients who use advertising to
marketing, in-game advertising, email and drive a direct response – such as calling a
social media. phone line or visiting a website, working for
advertisers, such as Littlewoods, who are
Our search team is the biggest of any changing their business models all the time.
integrated agency, conducting natural and
paid-for search engine marketing and We lead the industry in marketing
optimisation strategies for major clients such effectiveness and our specialists here
as Vodafone. perform multi-media marketing evaluation;
quantitative and qualitative consumer
Our press and broadcast media buying insight; research consultancy and media
experts implement clients’ communications insight, all to show clients how their
plans by negotiating advertising space in TV, communications are working (or not!).
national and regional press, magazines,
radio and cinema. They receive wide
training across media markets and work
closely with trading counterparts at media
sales houses to deliver innovative, best-value
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Department for Transport.
Developed and launched fantasy game
www.codeofeverand.co.uk. Drove interest in
Brief this “owned” media through “bought” and
Reduce death and serious injury on UK “earned” media such as MTV and Facebook.
roads among 9-13 year olds. Everand’s “spirit channels” are controlled by
real-life traffic data. To cross, “Pathfinders”
Insight must look both ways before expending
While kids knew all about how important precious concentration points. Players must
road safety was, they just didn’t practice it. plan journeys carefully based on their abilities
Despite many years of road-safety and inventory. The game makes being safe
advertising, behaviour within this age cooler – to cross in the “Dark City”, players
group just wasn’t changing fast enough. must find and use valuable bright gear.
Players meet and chat on Facebook and
Strategy other sites. They make their own game-play
Create behaviour change without overt videos and have created a forum. We’ve
messaging. Build the world’s first free, created a lot of interest, even appearing in
massively-multiplayer, online videogame to the national press.
actively develop road-crossing behaviours.
Game to run throughout 2010. After 8 weeks
had 83,000 registered players and 50,000
active players with an average of 6,400 new
players joining every week.
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GREAT Improve brand preference and net
promoter score among young families
wORK by counteracting negative customer
experiences such as bills and boiler
Experience was 8x more influential on brand
perception than advertising. Most brand
experiences were negative, so we wanted to
create a positive brand experience. To
succeed among a huge target group
(15m+) it needed to be regular, active and
mass-scale. Swimming is the most popular
participation sport among customers, but
1-in-3 pools were threatened with closure.
Become the principal partner of British
Conceived, negotiated and managed
world’s largest swimming sponsorship. Worth
£15m over six years – from grass-roots to elite
swimming. Includes live events, community
programmes, sponsorship, media, PR and
customer communications. Creates mass
participation and involvement among
18% prompted awareness after just six
months (vs.10% target). Net promoter scores
improved. Brand preference +3%. 8% of UK
population more positive towards British Gas
as a result of the sponsorship.
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Next, we developed a WAP real-time runner
tracker site, a global Marathon first. Supporters
used their mobile phone to track their runner’s
Brief exact location. This enabled them to cheer on
Raise awareness of adidas’ London Marathon their runner around the course by being in the
sponsorship. Inspire and enable runners and crowd at exactly the right place at the right time.
spectators to achieve their “Impossible is
Nothing” dreams. Results
Personalised Runner Messages were seen by
Insight 3,500+ spectators, 35,000 runners and 3.1m TV
Marathon runners never achieve goals alone. viewers. 5,250 runners received personal support
Only unstinting support from friends and messages. The Mobile Runner Tracker WAP site
family makes achieving the impossible a tracked 11% of runners, with 107,000 page views
reality. Friends and family use the mobile in 24 hours. There were an incredible 17
phone to keep in touch on the move. searchers per runner tracked. The campaign
generated unique, rewarding communications
Strategy with the core target market and added real
Give runners encouragement and support value to the ultimate “Impossible”.
from spectating loved ones so they can finish
the marathon and achieve their “Impossible
is Nothing” dream.
We hijacked the Cutty Sark for the first time in
Marathon history and installed four large digital
screens. Individual runners were identified from
a radio chip in their shoe as they approached.
The screens inspired runners by displaying
personalised messages from their loved ones
as they ran past.
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Revive Gordon’s brand despite increased
Parents 35-44 loved entertaining and were
ambitious hosts. Chefs know that G&T makes
a great palate-cleanser.
Use food expert to convince discerning
consumers that Gordon’s is best gin. Make
Gordon Ramsay – the world’s best chef –
Unprecedented partnership with Ramsay.
Sponsored Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares. Posters, press ads, online ads,
new Gordon’s website, PR and Ramsay
“Perfect Pour” DVD for the trade. Sponsored
“Gordon Ramsay Scholar Award” at BBC
Good Food Show. Gordon’s poured in
“Best Gin” +11%
“Worth Paying More For” +32%
“Best Tasting Gin” +44%
Sales up 6% yr-on-yr
Diageo 2009 investment +40%.
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MyCARAT | Leanne Vèle | Communications Planning
I joined in June 2009 after completing a
6-week work-experience placement the
Summer before. I started as a digital
campaign manager as I had some
experience in this field, but soon realised
that my talents and skills were better suited
to comms. planning. I moved into planning
and found that the knowledge and exposure
to a wide range of clients I gained during
my three months in digital helped greatly in
my new role. I now work on the portfolio of
Communications Diageo brands. I’ve been involved in a
Planning number of projects, media plans,
BSc Social Psychology presentations and create/ideas sessions so
(Loughborough, 2008) far, learning a lot in a short space of time.
Carat really do invest in their grads and the
amount of training we receive is second to
none. Whether it is a day-long course,
regular updates from media owners, on the
job training, or taking professional
recognised media qualifications like the
IPA Foundation Exam (which I am currently
studying for), the agency really supports your
learning and development. I really enjoy the
team spirit here and the social life is great,
with highlights so far including a day trip to
Thorpe Park, film screenings, the Christmas
parties, endless media quizzes and not
forgetting Friday evenings in our local pub.
Working at Carat is challenging and
fast-paced with no two days being the
same, which makes it an exciting and
dynamic place to start my career in media.
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MyCARAT | Francis Cheang | Broadcast
I joined as a graduate after leaving Uni in
2004. I had heard rumours that media was
adidas. The creative scope you have with
these clients makes work interesting and you
full of parties and long lunches, but soon can be sure that work will be challenging
found out that among the fun and games and never dull. In short, there have been
there was a work culture which was hard but very few days when I have not wanted to
eminently enjoyable. I’ve always been face coming in (apart from a few Friday
interested in advertising and enjoyed the mornings!).
creative side of things, but wasn’t sure to
what degree. I wanted a job that I could Three things make Carat stand out: training,
be creative in, but not necessarily one that people and culture. The training at Carat is
was purely about creating the right advert or very good and the envy of the industry.
poster. Media is a big industry but one that Whatever you want to do to progress, there
people don’t always think about. They see will be training to help. The people are
the ad, but no-one really asks how the ad always friendly and willing to help and there
got to where it was in the first place. Seeing is no end to your learning if you want to
the advert is actually the end of a very long broaden your scope of knowledge. On the
process and the creative thinking and job learning is openly encouraged and
strategy behind that is what I became arguably the best way to learn.
The training over the past five years or so has
Graduates here ground themselves in a broadened my skills for everyday life as well
specialist role and then experience the other such as negotiation, time management,
job opportunities through a mentor scheme. leadership and teaching. It’s not all good
This is a great way of learning about the though, as you’ll probably find yourself taking
industry as a whole as you are able to in a lot more adverts than you used to and
broaden your knowledge, while also being sometimes finding the TV ad breaks more
focused at progressing in your chosen field. interesting than the programmes!
I became a TV buyer and have progressed
through the years to work on some great
accounts and moving across to planning
and buying for some of the most exciting
brands in advertising such as Diageo and
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MyCARAT | Lydia Dunn | Communications Planning
I work in comms planning on both the
Special K and Asda accounts. I was drawn
to Carat because of the integrated
client-team structure, which has given me
the opportunity to gain great exposure to all
the different elements of media. There’s a
really positive and encouraging culture here
too, so wherever you’re placed you’ll get
plenty of support and advice.
On a typical day there’ll be a bit of admin to
chase up – gaining approvals from clients
for any upcoming campaigns and updating
schedules, I might also be working on some
competitive reports. There are also usually
several meetings to attend where we discuss
ideas and progress. As comms planners we
have to keep on top all the different
elements of a campaign, so I’m always
catching up with the buying teams, as well
as the creative agencies and media owners.
My role also includes a lot of client contact
so I’m often attending and contributing to
One of the highlights since joining has been
taking part in “create” sessions where we
begin to lay down the strategy for a
campaign – everyone has the opportunity
to contribute and it’s a really interesting and
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MyCARAT | Robert Honeywood | Sponsorship
Before I joined Carat I was in a job and
industry that I had no interest in at all. I
realised I didn’t fit well into a very formal,
serious environment. When I started looking
to move into media, the Carat website
offered a really honest insight into what
looked like a great team to be part of. While
it was clear everyone worked hard to
provide the best service to clients, Carat also
really looked like a place where there was
room for everyone’s personality and where
real importance was placed on enjoying
Since day one, I have really enjoyed
working in sponsorship. I have been lucky
BA French and German
enough to work across all media and a
huge variety of clients while learning the
ropes. The great thing is that I have been
encouraged to take on my own
responsibilities, lead my own projects and
manage my own clients, all while knowing
I have the support of my managers and
the rest of my team. In such a short space
of time, it’s incredible to think how much I
have been able to learn. At the same time,
it was made clear to me from the start that
all of my opinions were valid. The great thing
about media is that it’s something we are all
familiar with as consumers, and Carat really
encourages us to use that understanding in
our work to challenge the normal ways of
doing things and remain at the forefront of
change in the industry.
For such a large company, Carat really feels
like a close family. Not only are there
chances to work with people across all
disciplines and really learn from each other,
but the social side of the place allows us to
foster a strong sense of community. After a
year and a half, my friends are all still really
jealous of my job and, unlike them, I don’t
dread Monday mornings.
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MyCARAT | Charlotte Edwards | Communications Planning
I studied Marketing at Bournemouth University
where as part of my course I did a 14-month
placement year within the UK marketing
department at The Disney Channel.
Throughout my time there I worked closely
with Carat and was really interested at
seeing what it would be like to work agency
side, so I asked if it was possible to carry out
work experience. I carried out a 3-week
placement over my Easter holidays at Carat
where I developed a taste for the
media-agency side, loving the fast-paced
After successfully gaining a 2:1 in my
degree in May and passing the graduate
day in June I began working at working at
(Bournemouth, 2009) Carat in July on all of the Disney accounts.
It’s a great way to work on a variety of
client types as I work on channels, DVDs
and cinema releases.
Carat is a great first job out of university as
the support given is great to ease you in to
the “real world” through giving you any
training you would like or need. The people
are really friendly and the perks are
fantastic, especially the Ski trip which I went
on in January. It was an invaluable way to
meet people and get to know people
outside of work.
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MyCARAT | Erik Arnell | Communications Planning
Business Marketing and Economics
You need to love change. At Carat it is not
enough to keep an even pace with the
constant change in our industry, in order
to transform our client’s communications
we have to be passionate about being the
agent of that change. Loving change means
to never miss an opportunity. Carat views
every grad as an opportunity and you will be
treated as such. Therefore expect to
contribute and learn from first day in the
office… and always remember that what you
give to Carat, Carat will give back to you.
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MyCARAT | Sophie Pemberton | Sponsorship
Working in sponsorship at Carat has
introduced me to the concept of
being thrown in at the deep end! I
have only been here for three months
but have learnt so much and have
now even begun to manage my first
campaign which is quite
different to the tea-making
responsibilities I thought I might have
to endure with my first job.
Sponsorship is really unique because
there is the opportunity to work with a
variety of clients across different media
so it was important that I learnt who
was who quickly. I have learnt that it’s
ok to ask a stupid question if you’re
not sure what to do because there will
always be someone who is willing to
help from the group of really talented
people around you.
BA Advertising and
Marketing Developing good relationships in this
(Lincoln, 2009) industry is probably one of the most
essential things to take on board so I
am now fully prepared to chat, go out,
catch up, keep in touch and be
confident in everything that I take on.
One of my favourite periods at Carat
so far would be the lead up to
Christmas, which seemed to go by in
a blur of work, food and wine! The best
day though consisted of a meeting
with a cinema media owner in the
morning who showed us clips of
movies coming out in 2010, finalising
the proposal of my first partnership
I was going to manage, winning a
Smythson Diary with Guardian Media
Group’s advent calendar, being taken
out to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
for ice skating and mulled wine
followed by the infamous Sponsorship
team Christmas party. Work hard, play
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MyCARAT | John McNamee | Broadcast
BA Media Production
MCNAMEE As a graduate working on the broadcast
team at Carat I get to utilise my passion for
the media, my desire to target specific
audiences and use my knowledge of the very
latest programming. In a changing media
environment it’s an exciting area to be
working in and it’s good to be working for a
company which has a clear vision for the
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MyCARAT | Suzana Lay | Communications Planning
For me, coming into Carat as a grad was
an exciting but daunting experience. Unless
you’ve studied media at university, the inner
workings of the media world are likely to
be largely unknown. This was definitely the
case for me but Carat was perfect in setting
me up well in terms of training and learning
and development. My first couple of weeks,
indeed months, were a huge learning curve.
Two and a half years down the line and I still
find myself being constantly pushed and
Knowing very little about the various
disciplines within media, I chose
communications planning because it
seemed like an all rounder. I wanted to be
involved in the strategy side of things and be
able to liaise regularly with the client, media
owners, creative agencies as well as the
media experts and people in other
BA Modern and
disciplines within Carat. In comms planning,
no one day is the same – you could be in a
client briefing or running competitor reports
one day, and discussing campaign strategy
or meeting media owners the next.
I think the best thing about working in Carat
is by far the people. Because we sit in
communications groups by client rather
than by discipline, which is quite unique
within the industry, we are always interacting
with people in other accounts and
disciplines. This makes for a much more
dynamic and integrated approach which
can only be beneficial to the client. But it’s
not all about work and nowhere is the ‘work
hard, play hard’ culture more appropriate
than in media.
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MyCARAT | Carl Chakki | Digital
The last three years have gone really quickly,
and in that time I have learnt countless skills,
BA Business & Advertising
(Southampton Solent, 2006)
varying from presentation skills to recording
As a digital specialist, I work with some
exciting and creative brands, and I have
been involved with some amazing projects,
such as creating music videos for Ray-Ban to
building social environments for LEGO.
I think that one of Carat's main strengths is its
creativity. The diversity and complexity of the
campaigns that Carat produces make it a
great place to work.
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As the first media organisation to attain
Investors in People status back in 1997, an
achievement we have renewed ever since,
we believe in helping all our people to
achieve their potential.
We offer talented and motivated
graduates the benefits outlined below.
Its not all work though – being a great place
to work also means letting your hair down
– and we are certainly good at that. From
our subsidised ski-trip in January all the way
through to our Christmas party in
December, your social calendar will never
TO bElIEvE 1. When you join as a graduate you will be
given every resource and opportunity to
develop your career.
2. As Carat is part of Aegis Media, your
potential career progression will be unlimited.
3. You will be involved with challenging and
rewarding assignments for the UK’s leading
4. Your career and salary progression will be
driven by your performance and a ability,
and assessed through regular reviews.
5. Your structured personal learning and
development programme will include a
mixture of structured and on the job learning,
mentoring and training.
6. You will receive support to study towards
relevant professional qualifications – we
spend more per head on training than any
7. Your starting salary will be industry
competitive and you will also receive a
superb benefits package.
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FORAs a graduate, you are crucial to Carat’s
continuing success. So if you do join us, we
expect you to make a positive contribution
from day one. We know exactly what we
want to see in all the high-potential people
joining us, whatever their background or
We want people who are talented,
motivated and can work well in a team.
Being talented means possessing the
essential skills – verbal, numerical and
analytical – and the rigorous brainpower
needed to handle complex data and
complex relationships thoroughly and
Being motivated at Carat is about loving
change, having the strength of character
and sense of responsibility to get things
done, inspiring trust and energy in everyone
Working well in a team means developing
the social, business and team skills vital to
influencing and engaging other teams,
clients and media owners, making sure you
deliver results when it really matters.
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Our people drive our success as an agency.
We don’t make tangible products to tell; our
services are based on the skills and expertise
we provide to clients to help them transform
their businesses. This is why our people are
encouraged to develop a diverse array of
For graduates, we invest more then three
times our industry competitors on training. It
is our aim to nurture great people into
exceptional talent. All the training you
undertake at Carat is designed to develop
the relevant skills at the right time, as you
continually grow with us.
TAlENT We continuously refine and evolve our
graduate training and development. This
means the portfolio of courses available to
you is the most comprehensive in the
industry. This is why graduates will learn
about Carat’s leading-edge
Communications Planning Framework, with
three days of intensive training.
We will spend time helping you learn to use
the tools and technical programmes you
need to succeed in your new role. Soft skills
will be developed too, from negotiating to
presenting to working on your personal
impact and communications technique.
Carat is one of a select group of CPD
accredited agencies, evidence of our
commitment to provide you with what you
need to grow in your role each year.
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Where we work
Just a stone’s throw from London’s Covent
Garden, we are well connected to the
transport network and surrounded by bars,
cafes, restaurants and shops.
Our open-plan offices, themed meeting
rooms and chill-out space with panoramic
views across the Capital mean ours is a
great place to work.
Giving something back
We believe in taking responsibility for our
own social capital and our CSR programme
extends across environment, workplace and
We work closely with Breast Cancer
Campaign, providing free strategic
consultancy and pro bono media planning
and buying. Our annual Wearitpink day sees
people from across the agency raising
thousands of pounds for this charity.
As well as counting Save the Children
among our clients we get directly involved
with two local charities – Time and Talents for
Westminster and The Connection. Carat
people also volulnteer in company time to
help primary school children through our
Reading Scheme. Finally, we are an Investor
in People and the sole media agency
member of Business in the Community.
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lINEAll our graduates start on a salary of
£19,000. If you are talented and you
perform, you will be rewarded and your
salary will quickly progress.
On top of this you will receive our
fantastic benefits package – private
healthcare, interest-free travel loan, pension,
critical illness cover and subsidised
corporate gym membership, plus 25 days
holiday per annum.
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Stage 1: Online applications
You can apply on-line using our application forms at
You’ll get a flavour for the graduate opportunities on
offer and can submit your application form.
All applications must have a CV attached. To help us
monitor equal opportunities, we ask you to complete
an Equal Opportunity Form. To take part in our
graduate programmes, you must be eligible to live
and work in the UK.
Please note that CVs will be screened prior to Stage 2.
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Stage 2: First round
Those candidates that get through the
application process will then be asked to do
a numerical and verbal reasoning test.
Stage 3: Assessment centre
Those candidates that meet our required
benchmark will be invited to attend a 1-day
assessment centre where they will be
expected to take part in tasks such as
role-play, group-working, a
competency-based interview and a
Stage 4: Your offer
Successful candidates will be made an offer
within five working days. We always give
verbal feedback to successful and
Carat is a equal opportunities employer.
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So what happens next?
That’s enough from us – now it’s your turn.
Visit www.aegismediagrads.co.uk for more
information and to submit an online
application with your CV.
If you need to get in touch, please drop us a
line at email@example.com
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