Hunt for Talent19 June 2015
At Turn Key we’re always on the hunt for new talent and love giving young professionals the chance to gain experience in an integrated agency. Here, Maximilian Davies, a placement student, tells us all about his experience as part of the Turn Key Digital account management team…
I’m currently working at Turn Key as a Junior Digital Account Executive whilst on my year placement from Leeds Beckett University. After a grueling summer of searching for the right placement, I was extremely happy to secure my place at Turn Key, which looked like the perfect environment for me to expand my knowledge in the digital industry.
Since I started in October, my aim was to gain as much experience possible by working on lots of clients within different industries. My role includes scheduling emails, managing/building sites and other ad-hoc jobs. I also manage the monthly Turn Key newsletter, which gets sent out to a database with over six thousand recipients, it’s fairly high-pressured to ensure it gets sent out on time, but I love the responsibility.
The insight and knowledge I have gained from the beginning of October to now has surpassed my expectations. I now have a real understanding of the development of a website, how to use many different applications/softwares and the strategy and process that goes into digital advertising. I really enjoy being able to work on such a range of clients, from global wood companies to London clubs, they’re all incredibly interesting.
The people have been a great part of this experience; the variety of characters you come across in an agency is truly inspiring. Turn Key is a thriving community and the internal engagements activities that Turn Key host are always a laugh. The regular company meetings provide a great insight into the different departments within the integrated agency. Turn Key also hold an annual agency ‘Away Day’, which gives you the opportunity to bond with all departments. Check out our last ‘Away Day’ here.
If you are on the hunt for the right company to do you placement with and hungry for insight into an integrated and vibrant agency, then make sure to apply to Turn Key. We have a number of placement opportunities available to undergraduate students across all of our departments. If you’re making plans for a sandwich year in your degree or are looking for a summer placement to strengthen your CV, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about current opportunities.