CX agency Lavender on the hunt again for future CX stars with Genus 2018 Graduate Program

Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 10.52.33 am.jpgCX agency Lavender has kicked off its search for the CX stars of the future with the launch today of the 2018 Genus Graduate Program.

Now in its third year, the successful graduate program offers permanent full-time positions, and a generous starting salary, to bright and ambitious graduates interested in a career in marketing and communications. Applications close on 18 September.

CX agency Lavender recruited five graduates in the 2016 Genus intake and six in 2017, with 10 of the 11 still employed with the agency.
This year, Lavender is offering up to eight graduates the opportunity to work across different parts of the business, from account management to strategy, design and experience design, as well as data and technology, in the agency's Sydney and Melbourne offices.

Genus applicants undergo a rigorous interview process, which helps Lavender identify their strengths and which roles they will thrive in best. Following an initial interview, shortlisted candidates respond to a client brief and meet the Lavender team at Friday drinks for a culture sense check before the final six are selected.

The grads are screened, interviewed and selected by Tess Lavender, head of talent, and the Genus grads from the previous years.

Says Lavender: "In an industry with a very real skills shortage, we often struggle to find people with CX experience and a collaborative focus, but we can grow them. Our 10 Genus graduates so far have become invaluable and loyal members of the team in a short period of time, and we can't imagine the agency without them.

"Our focus at Lavender since the agency first opened its doors has been to put people first. The Genus Graduate Program is the embodiment of this strategy and is an integral part of Lavender's commitment to investing in our industry's future leaders."

To recruit candidates, 2016 and 2017 Genus Grads will visit lecture theatres to talk about life as a grad at Lavender, the agency's culture and the industry as a whole.

A university-focused campaign will drive interested grads to the dedicated Genus Graduate Program responsive website (with mobile and tablet versions) where they can watch a video outlining the benefits of the program and then apply online.

As paid full-time employees, all Genus 2018 grads will have access to Lavender Master Classes, led by internal and external industry experts, as well as industry courses paid for by the agency. After six months of employment, they will be rewarded with a 10% pay increase.

Genus Grads will commence work in January 2018.

Click here to visit Lavender's website.

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