Hold on there, eager beaver ✋
If you’ve found your way to this page, it’s because you’re not sure if you’ve got the skills or experience to be a full-time GIANT, but you know you want in!
We do have an incredible workspace, it’s true. But something we’re known for (aside from our office, benefits, expertise, client satisfaction, awards, working with Google, and the occasional #humblebrag) is our training.
We’re not just talking Giant Campus, we’re talking about our own internal training. From the moment a Giant joins us, they are introduced to intensive training to build up their knowledge on any given subject to the point they’re viewed as experts. Experts who are sought after to speak at leading marketing & digital themed events…
That’s what makes our Giants so well known – we really do grow the best in the industry. (Ask any marketing recruitment agency in Kent)
When we bring on new Giants, they tend to have a bit of experience that we can build on, and they’ve definitely had a job before. In this market, though, it’s difficult to get experience without having experience – and so many people looking for their path in life miss out because they’re not given a chance.
Which is why, after 12 years of being in operation, we finally letting loose on the world our very own Training Programme, already seeing four awesome trainees smash the programme, and join us full time.
What is it?
We’re offering 12 month placements in Sleeping Giant Media for university graduates, college leavers, or people looking to start a new career, starting every July and January. It’s a paid position, and over the course of your time with us you will be trained on the foundations of Digital Marketing.
Over the course of 12 months, you and your group will train with and learn from the best. You’ll each be placed in different teams, gathering together to sit in on sessions with the experts, learning everything you can from them. You’ll help each other bridge gaps, you’ll help the business with real client accounts, and you’ll hopefully make a few friends along the way.
What’s expected of me?
To apply for a place, you’ll need to show us that you’re passionate about the responsibilities that go along with the placement! We know you won’t have the experience, but we want you to show us why you’ve chosen to go into this field, why Sleeping Giant Media, and what you can bring to the table.
During your time here, we want you to keep up that passion, and keep showing us why you belong in the industry. You’ll be expected to be a great Communicator, Accountable for your work, Positive in your outlook, Effective in your placement, and Self-aware to keep pushing yourself and others forward (you’re right – that does spell CAPES – not all heroes wear capes, but the Giant ones do!).
What do I get from it?
As I said – our training is held in high regard! So throughout your time with us, you’ll collect stamps for your Giant Passport. Learned Screaming Frog? Stamp it off. Keyword Research Genius? Get it stamped! The passports may not be able to take you abroad, but you can take it as a seal of approval from Sleeping Giant Media to any role you explore next. And if the passport doesn’t float your boat, you’ll also get a certificate detailing everything you’ve learned to add to your CV.
If you’ve really gone above and beyond, and shown yourself to be committed through and through, you may be offered a role the opportunity to try out as a full time GIANT.
Which placements are you offering this year?
This year we’re offering Digital Marketing placements! This will involve learning the foundations of SEO, PPC & Social Media Marketing, including the implementation, monitoring, and reporting on each area.
We already have everything we and you need to effectively learn how to do the stuff we do, so all you’ll need to do is come on board and start taking it all in.
How do I apply?
If you’d like to apply, fill in the form below. We’ll be in touch to kick off the recruitment process…
Do you sleep all day? No – we’re actually a really hard working company! Without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re all so passionate about the work we do, and you’ll need to be too!
Does the ball pit ever really get used? Yes – all the time. Because of this, we’ve collected so many pens, coins, phones, laptops, and chalices of lost cultures that it’s paid for itself three times over.
Will my marketing unit help? It could do? Did it make you passionate about learning more? About putting it into practise? About how to elevate entire businesses through marketing prowess? Tell us about it!
How much will I get paid? You’ll be training on some of the top practises of the industry with well-known experts; this really is a trainee programme, so it is a minimum wage role.
Can this be my Year in Industry Placement? Sadly, it can’t – we’re looking for people who are embarking on their new professional career. We’d be glad to see you after you’ve graduated, though!
Do you do work experience? We only do one two week placement a year in conjunction with a Kent University. Sadly, we can’t accommodate any more. Too many naps needed after holding work experience placements, and see point 1 for the reason that’s bad.
Is this office based, or working from home? Well, we’ll see how the world evolves and let you know, but we do have a flexible working policy which allows our team members to work when or where they want.