Career Guide: Lowe

The business

Sir Frank Lowe founded Lowe Howard-Spink in 1981 with ten people and two small rooms. Today, the Lowe network comprises 170 agencies in more than 80 countries and is one of the top-ten agency brands worldwide. Our success has been built on our world-class creative work; Lowe London is the only agency in the world to have won two consecutive Cannes Grand Prix and we have won the Marketing Society's Effectiveness Grand Prix for the past two years. Our reel features work for such clients as Stella Artois, Tesco, Domestos, Sure, Vauxhall, Peperami, Sprite and the British Heart Foundation.

Company culture and style

We don't believe that you should be pressured into blending into a culture.

We simply expect you to be passionate about what you do and unafraid to work among people who are going to be passionate too. Not to mention creative.

And down to earth. And sociable. And ... well, you get the picture.

Working environment

Lowe moved to its new office in South Kensington in December 2004. Not only does it have a great roof terrace, where you can relax and admire the views across London, but also an in-house restaurant run by The Good Eating Company and a subsidised bar. It's located just minutes from the King's Road and our local, the Admiral Codrington. The social aspect of Lowe is very important to us and we hold regular events such as sports days, pub quizzes, pool tournaments and comedy nights.

The graduate scheme

Interested applicants should refer to www.loweuk.com. Applications close on 11 November for the 2006 summer placement, which begins on 3 July.

We were the first agency to implement such a scheme. The time you spend here not only offers you an unparalleled introduction to the industry, but allows us to really get to know you and find out whether or not you're right for us.

Training

You will undertake a two-month training programme that will leave you equipped not only to discuss brand strategy with your clients but also to hold your own in a creative debate into the small hours of the morning.

You will be offered bespoke training throughout your career here and will learn your craft skills on IPA courses, creative role reversals and presentation skills seminars. Equally, should you need to learn how to build an igloo, we will find someone to teach you.

Pay and benefits

Lowe offers a competitive starting salary, reviewed annually, as well as the usual perks such as private healthcare. There's also a benefits package called Juice that will help you to keep body and soul together.

Career opportunities

Anyone looking to work here should love advertising, be fiercely bright and have ambition. Lowe will expect more of you than you might yourself, and help you to be successful in surpassing those expectations. The breadth of our client roster means there are endless opportunities for you to grow and move forward.

The future

Lowe has a strong heritage of clear strategic thinking, entrepreneurialism and creative excellence. This, tempered by a healthy lack of arrogance, is what we will continue to stand for.

LOWE 60 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3XB Tel 020 7584 5033 Website www.loweuk.com Recruitment enquiries Becky Russell Tel 020 7894 5535 E-mail gradrecruitmentuk@loweworldwide.com

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