We're looking for
Clemenger is an agency built on the different points of view, quirks and abilities of our people. We're looking for the next generation of unique characters to join our graduate program that's not just for graduates.
What we want
We're looking for unique characters
Welcome to our graduate program, not just for graduates. Every person brings a unique skill set to the table which is why we want to hear from you.
We are looking for creative minds. Unique skillsets. People that are forever curious ready to push boundaries. Those who are ready to think differently in order to make the new normal.
The Clemenger BBDO graduate program is a paid 10 month immersive program where successful “characters” will gain first hand experience in account management, planning, production and creative, via training rotations for the first 4 months.
The recruitment process is in two stages – the first is answering our questions to get to know you. This stage is open until 5pm Monday January 25.
We will then shortlist candidates in January and conduct interviews in February to commence work with us on Monday 1st of March 2021.
Please note, you will need to have the right to work in Australia to participate in the Clemenger BBDO graduate program.
Rafa is an Australian-born Bangladeshi, and passionate about equality, diversity and allowing people to be themselves. Her love of culture brings life to the agency and means you'll often find her reading, listening to podcasts or stuffing her face at delicious restaurants.
Hilary is a multi-award winning Creative Director, working on some of the agency's biggest clients. If that wasn't ambitious enough she's a full time mum and author. Yeah, we don't know how she does it either.
Ideas are what keeps the business fresh, no matter the shape. If there's one quality every employee has, it's the want to make every idea shine as bright as it can. There's a reason why our motto is, Creativity is always the answer.
Clemenger holds itself to a high quality of work. The best way to achieve this standard is through collaboration, talent and patience. Qualities we're looking for in each candidate.
Executive Production Director
With a business sense as bold as her outfits, Natasha is a producer with a knack for 1s and 0s. Her ten years in London gave her an appreciation for food, art galleries, basement gigs and cool tech.
Lisa is one of our most determined producers. In a previous life she was an Olympic Gymnast. Now, she funnels that will-power into her work. Often making the impossible possible and bringing our vision to life on the screen.
Alisa is a multitalented designer who's skills can't be contained into one category. Whether it be interactive, digital, typography or graphic, Alisa's want to make everything beautiful is represented in every field. There's a reason why we wanted her to design the Clemenger characters.
Marcus arrived with us as a graduate designer with a curious mind. His inspirations and education aren’t exclusive, ranging from sociology, philosophy and visual arts. You can find him crafting creative messages that resonate with audiences large and local.
Starting his career as a game designer, Damian's love for creativity landed him in Advertising. Now, his job involves attacking problems from hundreds of different ways and no two days are ever the same.
It started with a passion for music and fashion, Bec knew that a career surrounded by creativity was the right fit. With opportunities to challenge herself and see things with an open mind, she is the management mastermind behind the 2021 Graduate Program.
Liv is an Art Director in our Interactive team. She's fascinated by colours, shapes, patterns and spaces and is constantly absorbing stimulus from the world around her. Liv's talent is being able to pull all this inspiration into a single unique idea.
Brought up in rural New South Wales. At home in the cultural melting pot that is Melbourne. Casey is a diversity and inclusion champion. And hasn’t had a conventional path to his career in creativity. Account management to digital strategy. He found his perfect fit in our creative department.
Originally studying Neuroscience, Jules never thought she'd end up in Advertising. The youngest planner to join Clems Melbourne, she now spends her days with the rest of our brainy bunch in planning. Coming up with clever insights to make our work bullet proof.
We want to know what makes you a unique character.
To best assess this we have some video based questions to get to know you and what you are passionate about as well as assess why you want a career in the creative industry.
And to help us understand your ability to do the job, we have some skill based questions too.
Questions and answers
need to know
What's account service?
The account service department is responsible for the client and oversee the whole creative process from taking a brief to delivery of the finished project, working closely with all of the specialist departments in the agency and talking with the clients every day.
The planning department is responsible for account strategy – from top level business strategy of a client to the more specific strategy for a given marketing campaign. They work closely with the client and account service to define the problem and develop the brief, and then with creatives to ensure their ideas are in the right space.
The production department is responsible for taking the approved idea and turning it into a real thing, whether that's a film, an app, an event, a poster, a website, or anything else. They work closely with the creatives to ensure their vision is brought to reality, and account service to ensure client objectives are met.
What would you be doing?
You'll spend the first 4 months rotating around the key departments in the agency. The remainder of the year will be spent in one of these departments, chosen based on an evaluation of your skills and performance in the rotation. You'll be supporting the teams in the delivery of real work for clients, learning the ropes and taking on more responsibility as time progresses.
When would I start and what will I earn?
It's a year long paid program, with the first 16 weeks being training rotations, thereafter you will be placed in a department on an internship basis for the rest of the year.
What happens at the end of the programme?
If you've had a good year then we'll certainly want to keep you and will offer you a permanent position. That's why the program exists and in previous years most graduates have been offered a job. Worst case scenario you'll leave with a year's amazing experience at the most successful agency in Australia.
Are there any minimum criteria for application?
You don't need to have any specific academic qualifications. In this instance we're more interested in how you think, how you behave and the kind of person you are. We're looking for people that will thrive in a fast paced agency environment, so enthusiasm, dedication and good communication are a must. But beyond that, it's up to you.
How will you judge my question answers?
This is always going to be a bit subjective, but we want to get a feeling for who you are, how you think, how you've got where you are, and how you might fit in the agency.
Could I get a job as a creative?
Unfortunately not, that's not what this program is about.