It was entrepreneurial spirit that drove the formation of Lansons and we continue to look for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs to work with us. We like to recruit ‘at the bottom’ and then help our people develop through the agency, so we are always looking for talented people setting out on a comms career. But we also welcome fresh thinking and new perspectives, so let us know if you are working in a communications agency, or have an active in house communications role, and want to be inspired by your next career challenge. But be prepared to work hard and create your own opportunities within the amazing career support structure we offer. It might sound harsh, but we’re not interested in you if you’re not interested in business and what makes companies tick. You need to show us you have views on what drives ‘reputation’. Tell us how, and when, you personally have achieved great results and made a difference in your working life. Tell us, using practical examples (and none of the generic clichés!) why you would be great for Lansons. If you do join us we’ll help you settle in before you’ve even arrived, inviting you to meet peers so there are familiar faces on your first day. From day one there’s a buddy to guide you and we run a comprehensive, often-praised, welcome programme covering all aspects of Lansons life. Every joiner meets our chief executive, and our chairman invites groups of new people to breakfast; a fantastic opportunity to forge a relationship early on with senior management and get to know others joining around the same time.
Our great workplace
Lansons offers amazing career opportunity; over a third of our people at account director level and above started at our most junior levels, including five board directors. Almost half our people have been promoted in the last year. Everybody is paired with a career manager whose role it is to understand the career ambition of their partners and take responsibly for helping them achieve their ambitions. Our Career Guidebook contains all the tools needed and our recently revamped training initiative, Lansons2, is driven by an energetic all-level team of volunteers. A training calendar advertises the myriad of learning and sharing opportunities. Consultants earn L2 points for attending skills and ‘brainfood’ sessions and points mean prizes … like a culture trip or a five-star weekend abroad. Our no-silos structure means people stretch their experience cross-agency in truly integrated teams learning from multiple skillsets. And the ‘extra’ things continue to underpin development. Numerous people have been inspired by visits to agencies abroad, client secondments, pro-bono work, and learning from our partnership with High Tide Theatre. It’s amazing that people make a career at Lansons and we want to say a big thank you when they do. So people receive an extra ten days of paid ‘milestone’ holiday on top of their annual leave every five years to reward and celebrate this fantastic achievement.