Ogilvy Australia has opened applications for its annual integrated ‘Goliath’ program, calling on all talented individuals interested in applying for the sought-after positions.
The 12-week paid program provides a unique opportunity to work within all elements of the agency, giving participants a completely immersive experience.
This includes significant time spent within creative, digital, social and account management among other areas.
In addition, participants are provided with a real brief to work through and resolve during the 12-week rotation.
Given the broad experience they are provided, it’s no surprise the majority of participants in the 2018 Goliath program are now employed full-time by the agency, according to Ogilvy Australia chief operations officer, Dave Sayer.
“Goliath is different in that all participants, regardless of their major or particular area of interest, get to learn about each and every part of the Ogilvy business,” he said.
“This not only provides them with the chance to completely immerse themselves in agency life, but means they are better-equipped than most to start a career in the industry.
“Goliath participants are armed with experience across the many capabilities that clients now need and expect to get ahead in an increasingly disrupted market.”
Sayer went on to say that what also makes Goliath unique is the program doesn’t only focus on tertiary graduates, “We realise there is a big slice of talent out there who may not necessarily have a tertiary education and we welcome their applications,” Sayer concluded.
Goliath graduate and now Ogilvy junior copywriter Baxter Atkins said while his initial interest had been in creative only, he now has a strong understanding of how many different parts of the business contribute to producing great work.
“The structure of Goliath gave us a thorough understanding of the end-to-end process of developing a campaign.
“The reality is that there are so many people involved in producing the kind of outstanding work that comes from Ogilvy and I’m grateful to have been given exposure to that entire process.”
Another Goliath graduate and now account executive Olivia Huang said: “The program has prepared me for the role I now have because I have a view as to how the whole business operates.
“I’m also now more empathetic and appreciative of what others do.”
Isabella Smith, account executive said the program also gave graduates a strong sense of Ogilvy’s culture and community.
“By spending time in every department within the agency, you meet far more people in the Goliath program than you would going straight into a role.
“And three months gives you a really good feel for Ogilvy’s people and culture, which in my opinion, are the agency’s greatest assets.
“I genuinely feel so lucky to be surrounded by a group of interesting, down to earth, intelligent, hard-working and brilliant people.”
This is the third year Ogilvy has offered the program which is open to not only tertiary graduates but anyone with the passion and desire to succeed within a creative agency.
Applications close on November 23.