When I moved to the big smoke for the WCRS Big Break scheme I had no idea whether I would be in London a year later, let alone still at WCRS. Excited that my first week of the advertising internship coincided with the WCRS and Engine summer parties, I kept my strategic thinking shorter term; I.e. how to work sailor fancy dress when arriving at a boat party, having met only about 2% of the attendees… Something must have worked in my favour as a year later I feel very much part of the WCRS family as a Junior Project Manager.
To say it’s been a steep learning curve would be an understatement; its been almost vertical, but a great chance to immerse myself in everything I could about an industry I was new to (I had almost no experience of advertising before applying, so don’t let that stop you). Suspicions that I would suit Project Management were proven accurate pretty quickly, as my enjoyment of coordinating and running around the building became clear. I love my role because it sits at the heart of the creative process, you end up knowing nearly everyone in the agency and because a ‘sit at a desk all day’ job would be my idea of hell. What’s great is that the Big Break experience continually helps me to do my job better via the understanding I gained of other roles within the agency.
And the creative work? If you’re thinking of applying I know you’ll have researched WCRS’ latest flurry of awards, but imagine being in the room where that winning idea first got mentioned? I’ve been lucky enough to work on a huge range of projects, and helping to create work that people care about is a great feeling. Come get involved.