Vested – Graduate Associate Programme

The Vested Graduate programme is a nine-month fast-track program within our agency. From day one you will be central to our success supporting both the team and our clients through your proactivity and ‘can do’ attitude. You will get hands-on experience working across paid, owned, earned, and social media channels. We take our work and ourselves seriously but always enjoy having a good time and creating a fun and lively environment.

Our Graduate Associate will work directly with the UK’s senior leaders supporting various daily functions.

About Us

Vested is an innovative and rapidly expanding integrated communications agency that specialises in serving the financial services industry. As one of the top 5 largest financial agencies globally, Group Vested encompasses a prestigious portfolio of companies, including the cutting-edge tech platform Qwoted, the marcomms networking community Financial Narrative, Vested Ventures (investment fund), Finance Studio (creative solutions), Red Lab (digital and dev studio), and more.

With a diverse team of over 125 dedicated professionals across key locations such as New York, London, San Francisco, and beyond, Vested is reshaping the landscape of PR and Communications. Recognised as one of the industry’s Best Places to Work in PR, our unwavering goal is to become the most valued and sought-after brand in financial communications. Join us as we lead the way in transforming the industry and delivering exceptional results for our clients.

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Administrative support to account teams providing support with project management, and keeping track of deliverable deadlines
  • Media monitoring, list building, trend spotting, conducting outreach, and monitoring for coverage
  • Supporting media relations efforts, including developing drafting pitches and long-form content
  • Supporting the team by assisting with research and brainstorming sessions
  • Building social media plans for clients
  • Maintaining current work-in-progress records and archives of past project information as appropriate
  • Developing ideas for integrated work and content across print, digital and social media
  • Preparing account service-related documents such as meeting agendas, meeting reports, proposals and other client communications and correspondence
  • Participating in and documenting discussions during client meetings and conference calls

Our ideal candidate:

This position is ideal for someone entrepreneurial at heart and looking for real, hands-on experience in helping to build and establish a growing agency. Other key characteristics include:

  • Intellectually curious individuals with a demonstrable interest in finance and communications
  • Entrepreneurs and go-getters
  • Compelling individuals who see themselves doing something important and aren’t scared by hard work
  • Self-starters, team players, organised, professional and committed
  • Excellent writers and communicators
  • Resourceful and able to multi-task
  • Able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Has undertaken work experienced in a relevant area e.g. communications agency or in-house, marketing, journalism
  • Eligible to work in the UK

As a graduate associate with Vested you will receive:

  • Ongoing training on topics such as presentation techniques, social styles, time management, developing communication strategies, client account management
  • Grounding in the basics of PR, Marketing, Social Media Communications and Advertising
  • Account support, traditional public relations, social media, digital, marketing, and content programme activity for clients, research, event support, and more.
  • Active client and new business development work
  • Experience managing at least one Vested event
  • You will also benefit from being in our environment of constant learning with outside speakers, lunch & learns and attendance at industry events all being a core part of your role.
  • Competitive salary

What We Offer:

Upon successful completion of your probation period of nine months, you will receive a benefits package that includes:

  • Unlimited holiday
  • Private health cover
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Pension contributions

The office is located at 82 Great Suffolk and the hours are Monday through Friday, starting at 9am. The programme runs from early September through to the end of June.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please complete the application form HERE.

  • Application Deadline: August 2nd 2024

When submitting your application, please specify that you heard about the role through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.