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Year Three Clemenger Group Talent Programme In Market Now

Media Release
9 August 2012

Year Three Clemenger Group Talent Programme In Market Now
22 days left to apply for one of ten placements

The Clemenger Group is on the hunt for some talented young bright sparks to join its 2013 Talent Programme. Applications for the 2013 programme are now open.

The company is offering ten spots on the nine month programme, which begins in February 2013, giving successful candidates the opportunity to work in New Zealand's leading communications agencies in Auckland and Wellington.

Jim Moser, CEO of Clemenger Group, says the programme gives young talent a unique insight into the different departments of various agencies, and the vast communications expertise within the Group.

"No other communications group in New Zealand has the breadth and depth of best-in-class companies like the Clemenger Group. Our talent programme exposes intelligent, creative young professionals to the inner workings of brand, retail, direct, experiential, public relations, media and every other communications discipline within one group structure."

“The future leaders of our industry are going to require sound knowledge of the various functions of marketing communications in order to be successful – and we can provide that foundation for them," says Moser.

Colenso BBDO, Clemenger BBDO, .99, Aim Proximity, Porter Novelli and Raydar will all select a graduate from the pool of applications. The successful applicants will then rotate through that agency’s departments over a period of three-months to get a taste of the various skills possessed by the agency. Candidates will then be offered a six-month placement and paid an entry-level salary for this period.

"The Clemenger graduate programme is the most enlightening, exciting, and frightening thing that I've ever done. It was an invaluable crash course in all things advertising - from writing briefs and giving presentations, to going on shoots and meeting clients," says Eloise Jack, a 2011 graduate now working for Colenso BBDO.

Moser says they aim to put graduates in a position where they can be offered a full-time role within the Clemenger Group at the end of the nine-month programme.

"We've had a remarkable success rate with the programme over the past few years, with 95 percent of participants being offered a job in one of the Clemenger Group's agencies after completion," he says.

“We have always strived to gain and develop an unfair share of exceptional talent in our Group of companies and The Clemenger Talent Programme helps us identify and invest in these future industry leaders."

The Clemenger Group is part of the global BBDO network and is New Zealand’s largest and most successful group of communications companies, with a total of 13 businesses in the group representing over 40 percent of the entire media market.

Applications for the 2013 programme are open now, and close at 5pm, 31 August 2012. For more information, or to apply go to:

Otago University
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 9 August
Otago University Campus
Room 3, St David’s Lecture Theatre
Building 101
St David’s Street
Canterbury University
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Friday 10 August
Canterbury University Campus
NZ13 Building Foyer
69 Creyke Road


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