Meet Caroline Church-Taylor
“I joined Lansons as a Junior Executive and I am now an Account Director and Partner responsible for running accounts such as AXA Investment Managers and Lloyds Private Banking. I completed a couple of internships before coming to Lansons but didn’t have extensive experience so the Junior Executive role gave me the opportunity to try working on a variety of clients. It gave me a great grounding in reputation management and introduced me to areas and sectors that were previously unknown to me. It is a busy and fast past role so you definitely need to be highly organised with the ability to multi task, prioritise and manage deadlines. The Junior Executive role introduces you to all the different ways we help our clients communicate effectively with different audiences such as customers, investors and employees through multiple channels like traditional and social media. What makes an outstanding Junior Executive is someone who will go the extra mile. Someone who strives to learn more about a client, the sector in which they operate and the audiences they want to reach. You will need to have a keen interest in what’s going on in the world around you as well as a thirst for knowledge. Spotting industry issues and understanding the implications of things like public policy is key. Writing is also a massive part of what we do so solid written skills are essential for this role. Fundamentally, communications is about building relationships so the ability to build strong networks will prove vital in your career. Personally, what I love about working at Lansons is that you can shape your own career. Our career partnership structure means each of us works with someone more senior towards becoming the type of consultant that we want to be whilst giving us the skills we need to offer the best possible advice to our clients. If this sounds like the right role for you, and you have between three and six months business experience, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and covering letter outlining what you think you could bring to Lansons”.
Meet Becky Annable
“I started my career at Lansons as a Junior Executive and now I’m an account director and partner running client accounts such as Asda Money and Metro Bank. With our ‘promote first’ philosophy, we’re always looking for new leaders of the future and we hire at least ten people for our junior executive role every year. It’s a plate-spinning role supporting a range of clients and it was the start of an exciting and challenging career for me. You’d be a key member of client teams, responsible for the administration and smooth running of our programmes, supporting consultants, advising clients and reaching out to their stakeholders, whether that’s the media, the political community, consumer groups, shareholders or of course customers too. I found that being pro-active and solutions driven, with spot-on attention to detail, was vital. You also need to be social media savvy with real writing flair. An interest in businesses and what makes them tick is a real must because you’ll need to get under the skin of the companies you work with. I got a real buzz getting to know Metro Bank and to launch the first high street bank for more than 150 years. So if you’re interested in joining the Lansons team, having three to six months’ experience in a communications business would help you to start with confidence. Send your CV with a covering letter telling us why you would add value to Lansons”.
Please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com telling us succinctly why we should consider your application and why you’d enjoy a career at Lansons.