Justine Smith, PR Managing Director at KISS said: “We strongly believe that supporting the next generation is key to growing our business. Giving young people the opportunity to learn on the job means that we can help to nurture a pool of ambition."
(PRWEB UK) 29 August 2014
In the last two years, after hiring from existing national and international internship schemes as well as direct applications, KISS has seen 11 interns come through the doors to get hands on experience in advertising, marketing and PR across the B2B and B2C sectors.
This includes three new international interns who joined from Spain, Brazil and France as part of the Leonardo de Vinci Programme, an EU-wide scheme designed to promote training and skill acquisition abroad.
KISS has also been working on a local level with Cambridge Regional College and recently hired an apprentice, 18 year old Lacey Thornton who has taken an Administrative Assistant role.
Full-time permanent employment contracts were also offered to three previous interns, including Amy Sadler, Josef de Pfeiffer and Anna Santamaria, following successful paid internships. Josef, who was one of the first interns, has been promoted twice and is now an account manager, working on some of the agency’s biggest clients.
The agency also welcomed back Natasha Nealon as a new Account Manager, four years after completing her internship at KISS.
Natasha commented: “I completed an internship with KISS in 2010. The experience I gained through my internship helped kick-start my career in account handling and after getting to grips with an office environment I became hooked on the agency buzz. After spending four years away, I have come back on a permanent basis to where it all began.”
KISS is continually on the lookout for ambitious and enthusiastic young individuals to join the team. Placements are currently offered to graduates, under-graduates and those in their final year at school.
Direct applications can be made to Finance and Administration Manager, Liz Wainwright (contact details to be found on the website) and international students can apply via the Erasmus + programme, the new EU programme which replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission.
Justine Smith, PR Managing Director at KISS said: “We strongly believe that supporting the next generation is key to growing our business. Giving young people the opportunity to learn on the job means that we can help to nurture a pool of ambitious, bright and creative young people to become part of the agency from the beginning.”
For further information about KISS, visit http://www.kisscom.co.uk.
KISS is the creative agency that clarifies the complex. We are experts at immersing ourselves in the complex things you do to emerge with focus and clarity to create ideas that will worry your competition.
With specific and in-depth expertise in working in Healthcare, Science, Technology and FMCG our ability to cut through complexity and successfully deliver a single-minded proposition has been instrumental in us winning a fantastic range of blue chip, SME and disruptive start up clients.
We work with ambitious brands that passionately believe they can change the world and need an agency that can match these ambitions.
Our clients include: Bayer CropScience, Pizza Hut, IXICO, One Nucleus, Horizon Discovery, IMRG, Schneider Eurotherm, IMServ, Biochrom, Northern Health Science Alliance, The Technology Partnership, PraxisUnico, SBRI, Health Enterprise East, Push Energy, Agalimmune , Royal Society of Chemistry, Argenta, BioFocus, 8 Solutions, Johnson Matthey, Booking.com, Bosch and PWR+, Snap-on Industrial, Alimentary Health and BlinkPipe.
With offices in Cambridge, London and Oxford, we are strategy-led and successfully integrate branding, advertising, digital and public relations.
For further information, please contact the PR team:
Amy Sadler/Victoria Ellis/Laura Brown/Justine Smith
T: 01223 911 123