London Graduate Programme

Objective

Provide our graduates with an educational, professional and fun experience that prepares them to enter the communications industry with a view to join Cognito London in a full-time role.

About

The programme is designed to equip graduates with a fundamental understanding of public relations, marketing, social media and creative design with a specialised focus on the financial services space.

The integrated nature of Cognito means that you will have the opportunity to showcase your abilities and learn new skills across the spectrum of communications practices. We balance graduates’ rotation through different activities by grounding each with their own client account. This ensures that all graduates experience the responsibilities of account ownership and the benefits of team camaraderie.

What sets Cognito’s graduate programme apart from those of other agencies is its “hands-on” structure. Graduates train with all levels of management and on a variety of work, from existing client projects to prospect pitches. And our open floor plan ensures that graduates fully experience the dynamic day-to-day buzz of a communications agency.

And for the record, everyone in our office makes the tea!

Structure

Duration: 3 month programme, running July – September 2017

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm GMT

Remuneration: Graduate salary 

The programme will start with an on-boarding week during which the graduates will get to know the Cognito team, learn the ropes of the office and set clear objectives for the three-month programme.

Each graduate will have a manager who will act as a point person, providing one-on-one guidance, overseeing the graduate’s work and development, and facilitating access to a range exciting clients and project. Graduates will also collaborate on a graduate team research project, applying the skills they have learned throughout the programme.

We encourage our graduates to join in on all on-site and off-site Cognito activities including lunch-and-learn sessions, educational seminars, team dinners, etc. A series of “101” training sessions will be run specifically for the graduates’ benefit.

Please note: For the London Graduate Programme, we can only accept applicants who have a UK or European Union passport.

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