Grey Matter: 2024 Internship

Job description

At Grey, we are passionate about developing talent and showcasing all the fantastic things a career in the creative industry has to offer, which is why we’re thrilled to share that applications to join Grey Matter, our Internship Programme are now open!

Our industry can sometimes look like a closed shop when you’re first starting out, but that’s not the case at Grey London. We welcome anyone who wants to forge a remarkable career in the creative industry, or simply wants to find out what it’s all about!

What’s involved?
Placements will last for 12-weeks, with opportunities available across our Account Leadership, New Business, Production, Strategy and Project Management departments, where you will get to experience and be involved in making some of the brilliant work that we create here at Grey.

How to apply?
Grey Matter is open to everyone. We don’t need to know your work or education history; we aren’t interested in qualifications or any roles you’ve held before now – we believe there’s more to a person than what’s on their CV. Instead, we want to learn more about how you think and your creative flair. That’s why we are keeping this application short and sweet. We just want to know what makes you tick.

No CV.
No lengthy form asking about your lifetime of academia.
Simply a maximum of 200 words per answer to show us what you're made of.

Application Questions:
• The ways in which we advertise are always changing. Tell us how a brand you like has creatively broken the mould.
• Choose a brand whose business you think is flagging and tell us what you would do to revive it.
• Pick someone or something that you think is misunderstood and defend them/it.
• What is it about advertising that makes you want to join the industry?
• Give an example of a recent cultural trend that has caught your attention/you’ve enjoyed and tell us why? – it can be anything, but some examples could be a TikTok dance, a meme, a new culinary trend etc.

Key Dates:
All applications will need to be submitted by 5pm on 22nd March 2024. You’ll hear from us by 5th April 2024 to confirm next steps in relation to the Insight Day, or with feedback on your application. Our Insight Day will be held on 17th April 2024, in our office near London Bridge! Please make sure you’re free for the whole day.

Have any questions? Get in touch with us at [email protected] .

What can you expect from us?
At Grey, you’ll have the opportunity to work at an incredible agency, with some of the most creative and inspired people in the industry, all whilst getting to grow & shape your career with us. We offer a competitive salary, lots of training, plenty of benefits and wellbeing perks too.

Inclusion & Belonging
At Grey, we believe in the Collision of Difference. We know that the more diverse the input, the more famous & effective the output will be. This belief touches every part of how we work, and so how we welcome new talent to the agency is a huge part of that. We committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we welcome applications from those who are under-represented in our industry. It is incredibly important to us that we celebrate everything that makes us difference and that we create an environment in which everyone can belong, and no one has to cover a part of their identity.

The Package

London Living Wage plus benefits

The Agency

We are Grey London. Here at Grey you won’t find ego or insular thinking. We’re not big, safe or slow. Instead we are a tight-knit team of hustlers, challengers, doers and change-makers.

We are the proud makers of famously effective ideas. Why? Because fame is what gets people talking, doing, sharing. Fame is the magic sauce that will make your business sky rocket. Most importantly we know that fame driving campaigns are 11x more effective than non-famous campaigns. According to Les Binet, one of the world's leading experts on advertising effectiveness, fame driving campaigns out perform others on all business metrics (such as sales, price sensitivity, loyalty and penetration).

In order to get to these famously effective ideas you need something special – we call it the Collision of Difference. The logic is simple, the more diverse the input – the more famous and effective the output will be. It’s these different ideas that create fame and in turn impact for our clients. That could be business, brand, cultural or social impact. Our campaign for the charity Brook was so effective we changed UK law to make cyber flashing illegal.

It also wins us and our clients the right kind of awards - everything from Cannes Lions to IPA Effectiveness.

We work with clients big and small, global and local and our relationships last 4x the industry average. Our clients include, Pringles, Volvo, Bowers & Wilkins, Haleon, Braun, Pantene, P&G, Vodafone, Arla, and HSBC.