Berkshire based creative agency Zone is introducing a brand new graduate scheme starting this autumn, with Katy Baker (pictured) joining the team as its first graduate trainee.
A growing agency: Zone has created three new positions over the summer, following acquisition and senior level changes. The new scheme forms a key element of the agency’s growth strategy – cultivating fresh talent whilst continuing to nurture existing staff.
On creating the new position; managing director – Sue Armstrong said:
“This programme will allow Katy to become involved in different aspects of the business and build up a sound knowledge of all aspects of our industry – with a view to a junior management role on completion of the programme.”
“We hope this new position will prove successful and anticipate that next year we will be able to offer a similar opportunity to another graduate hoping to get into agency life.”
The year long scheme aims to combine the development of both the individual and the agency. Based on this Katy’s scheme will be tailored, with a strong focus on internal PR and marketing, copywriting and account handling.
New graduate trainee Katy Baker said:
“There is no better way to gain experience than in the studio, and I am thrilled to have been accepted as the first graduate trainee at Zone. I’m joining the team at a really exciting time, with Zone Motion launching imminently.”
“Zone have offered me the ultimate opportunity to develop my skills across the board, encompassing both creative and administrative disciplines, and I’m looking forward to growing along with the agency.”
For further information contact Katy Baker – Graduate Trainee/Wordsmith – 01753 598 798
Note to editor:
Founded in 2006, Zone has grown steadily into an established and successful design and marketing agency. While developing creatively, Zone has also laid down strong business foundations and over recent years has shown excellent business growth. Zone’s award winning work covers a broad range of disciplines and our key accounts come from multiple business sectors including FMCG, healthcare, technology and manufacturing. In April 2011 owner and founding director Robin Horrex stepped aside from the day-to-day running of the company to focus on setting up Zone Motion, a new 3D/Animation arm of the agency. Andy Scarth was welcomed on board to take over Robin’s creative director responsibilities and Sue Armstrong was promoted to MD.