Brainlabs Grad Scheme

So, you’re interested in the Brainlabs grad scheme?
Fantastic! Here’s the deal.

Let’s get started with a bit of background. We are a PPC agency and tech provider who get a kick out of using data and automation to make revolutionary improvements to businesses. Founded in 2012 by a couple of Oxford grads, Brainlabs has since gone from success to success and have plenty awards to show for it, with best large PPC agency in Europe and been voted Sunday Times’ Top 100 Small Companies to work for (winning a special award for wellbeing) already under our belt. We work with some amazing clients, including UNICEF, JustGiving, Expedia and Deliveroo. Our home is the vibrant hub of Old Street and each Brainlabber’s role is complete with many wonderful perks. It’s hard to get tired of free breakfasts, lunches, exercise classes, socials, gym subsidies, travel ticket loans, eye tests…. the list goes on!



And now we’re accepting applications for our Spring, Summer and Autumn 2018 intakes!

So, we’re famed for being a pretty great place to work and our grad scheme definitely lives up to that hype. We’ve run several grad schemes in our time and we’ve learnt some golden rules along the way:

  1. Why not throw grads into the deep end? Alongside the fantastic support network we provide, there’s nothing wrong with a challenge!
  2. Culture fit is key. It’s not only important to find someone who will rock the roles we have on offer but in order to thrive at Brainlabs aligning with our values is also hugely important. So if you’re positive, collaborative, love to learn and have a thing for processes… then keep reading!
  3. There’s no need to separate work and play. I mean if the perks don’t make it clear enough already, we’re keen to cultivate an environment where everyone’s excited to come into work. Take a peek at our handbook if you want to learn more about how we roll.

Okay, now onto the serious stuff. We aren’t one of those grad schemes where you’ll faff around for 2 years dipping your toes into every role under the sun. Here at Brainlabs you’re streamed from Day 1, so you don’t rotate around departments, and instead get stuck into the role you’re passionate about straight away. However, irrelevant to the stream you’re keen for, all grads will receive two months worth of world class training to get you set. The first two weeks will be much more Brainlabs general, including an introduction to each department to learn how we all work together and some all important team bonding. Beyond the first two weeks, the training will become much more role specific. So, via lectures, ‘homeworks’ and being thrown in the deep end with your work mentor we’ll make sure you’re on track to be a boss at the permanent roll that follows.

So now that you’re sold on how we work let’s see how you can get involved!

Note: we can only allow for each candidate to apply to one of the below streams, however there’ll be a chance in the application form to express whether you’re interested in any other streams!

Your role will encompass all aspects of your client’s accounts. From building bespoke campaigns from scratch, to analysing their performance and communicating their success to your clients. On the data side, this will involve constant testing and optimisation to ensure your accounts are smashing it, all aided by the custom-built in-house tools created by our remarkable tech department. On the client side, you need to be on the ball with organising your time around their needs, and your communication skills will need to be tip-top in order to explain some pretty complicated stuff to people who aren’t necessarily specialists. You’ll be in constant contact, explaining what incredible work you’re doing on the phone, over email and through presentations.

What you need: Excel skillz (although we can help with that) and a knack for dealing with people. The role will be split between client facing and campaign building and testing so if you’ve got smashing skills in those areas get involved!

PS – so you don’t have a hugely mathematical background? Don’t be put off! Our excel training is top notch.

We have Account Management roles available in Spring, Summer and Autumn 2018.

Apply for the Account Management Stream  

Data Analysts are Account Managers who really hone in on the analytics side of things. You focus in on audiences. You ultimately want to find out who’s on a website, where they’ve come from and what they actually want to see. On top of all of that, you’ll be working on sharing all that knowledge in an understandable way to clients and to other Brainlabbers. Sound tricky? It is. But it’s the fun kind of tricky, we promise.

What you need: To love data, detail and troubleshooting, to be interested in how things work, both websites themselves, and all the different ad, analytics, tagging and attribution platforms that sit on top of them.

We have Data Analyst roles available in Spring, Summer and Autumn 2018.

Apply for the Data Analyst Stream  

Software Developers spend their days building innovative and exciting tools that make the world of digital marketing a much more exciting place. We have a long standing motto here: if you’re repeating processes, automate it. The projects you work on will therefore be wide-ranging and interact with the entirety of how Brainlabs functions. NB: most of our terrific tools will be created using Javascript, PHP and Python.

What you need: Proactive programming mastery (we like the kind of people who are doing their own projects at home) and problem solving prowess. Plenty of p’s there.. get aPPlying!

We have Software Developer roles available in Spring, Summer and Autumn 2018.

Apply for the Software Development Stream  

Strategy Managers are in charge of winning us our remarkable array of clients. From the moment someone expresses an interest in working with us you’ll jump to action, from researching who they are and why they need our help, through to developing and pitching our mind-blowing ideas. Not only this, but you’ll also be able to get hands on with hosting events!

What you need: The ability to understand a lot, understand it well and generate strong relationships fast. So, if you’ve got the gift of the gab, we need you!

We have Strategy Manager roles available in Spring, Summer and Autumn 2018.

Apply for the Strategy Management Stream  

Marketing Masters are the creatives in our midst. They perform all kinds of wondrous spells on photoshop and movie maker, and devise wicked potions using the power of creativity. Unlike our Account Managers, you’re marketing Brainlabs itself rather than our clients and you’ll be doing it however you see fit, from creating video campaigns to winning us loads of awards. Lots of responsibility, eh?

What you need: Unique creative flare and handiness with design tools (although we can help with that!)

We have Marketing Master roles available in early 2018 only.

Apply for the Marketing Stream  

Content Managers are working on making Brainlabs a household name. You will be part of the blossoming marketing department, with an opportunity to shape the BL brand. They get the Brainlabs name out there by writing wondrous articles and think pieces about us, about the industry and about life. You’ll also be getting involved with writing award pitches, talks, website copy, social media posts, and possibly even a book (seriously). Not only will you be creating quality content, but you’ll also be involved in getting them published in the press too!

What you need: A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious knowledge of the world of words, and a gift for schmoozing with media-types, awesome research skills, the ability to make things like ‘Big Data’ and ‘programmatic display advertising’ sound even more interesting than they already sound

We have Content Manager roles available in early 2018 only.

Apply for the PR Stream