We're looking for

Unique CharactersUnique Characters

Clemenger is an agency built on the different points of view, quirks and abilities of our people. We're looking for the next generation of unique characters to join our graduate program that's not just for graduates.

What we want

We're looking for exceptions to the rule.

It doesn't matter if you've been to university, what you've studied, or the path you've taken. Every person brings a unique skill set to the table.
We are looking for unique characters for this year's intake. Whether you are a graduate or not, we want creative minds with a curiosity to push boundaries. Those who are ready to think differently in order to make the new normal.

The exceptions graduate program is a paid 12-month immersive where successful "Exceptions" will gain first-hand experience in account service, planning, production and creative, via training rotations for the first 6 weeks. Thereafter you will be selected for an internship position for the rest of the year in a dedicated department.

The recruitment process is in two stages - the first is answering our questions to get to know you. This stage is open until 6pm, Monday 11th of November 2019.

You will receive the invite by Friday 15th of November 2019 to come to either Melbourne or Sydney (based on your indicated preference) for the group task assessment on Monday 25th of November 2019.

Please note, you will need to have the right to work in Australia to participate in the exceptions graduate program.

Application Process

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Questions and answers

What you
need to know

What's account service?

These guys are responsible for the client and oversee the whole creative process from taking a brief to delivery of the finished project, working closely with all of the specialist departments in the agency and talking with the clients every day.

When would I start and what will I earn?

It's a year long paid program, with the first 6 weeks being training rotations, thereafter you will be placed in a department on an internship basis for the rest of the year. You will receive about $3,300 a month before tax.

What's planning?

The planning department is responsible for account strategy – from top level business strategy of a client to the more specific strategy for a given marketing campaign. They work closely with the client and account service to define the problem and develop the brief, and then with creatives to ensure their ideas are in the right space.

What do you mean by agency style group task?

We will invite a number of you along to the same location, divide you into several groups and brief you all on an advertising task, such as the creation of a campaign idea. We'll then observe how you work as a group throughout the whole process, and how you present your final thinking at the end of the day.

What's production?

These guys are responsible for taking the approved idea and turning it into a real thing, whether that's a film, an app, an event, a poster, a website, or anything else. They work closely with the creatives to ensure their vision is brought to reality, and account service to ensure client objectives are met.

What happens at the end of the programme?

If you've had a good year then we'll certainly want to keep you and will offer you a permanent position. That's why the program exists and in previous years most graduates have been offered a job. Worst case scenario you'll leave with a year's amazing experience at the most successful agency in Australia.

What would you be doing?

You'll spend the first 6 weeks rotating around the key departments in the agency. The remainder of the year will be spent in one of these departments, chosen based on an evaluation of your skills and performance in the rotation. You'll be supporting the teams in the delivery of real work for clients, learning the ropes and taking on more responsibility as time progresses.

Are there any minimum criteria for application?

You don't need to have any specific academic qualifications. In this instance we're more interested in how you think, how you behave and the kind of person you are. We're looking for people that will thrive in a fast paced agency environment, so enthusiasm, dedication and good communication are a must. But beyond that, it's up to you.

Could I get a job as a creative?

Unfortunately not, that's not what this program is about.

How will you judge my question answers?

This is always going to be a bit subjective, but we want to get a feeling for who you are, how you think, how you've got where you are, and how you might fit in the agency.

Can I apply from abroad?

You need to have the legal right to work in Australia. If you have that, then you can apply from anywhere you like.