HOW TO GET AHEAD: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR ... MAIDEN OUTDOOR - After frolicking in the office courtyard, workers quench their thirst at the Plumbers

What does it do? ’The sales team delivers outdoor media solutions to outdoor media specialists and their affiliated agencies,’ explains sales executive Kate Wilkinson.

What does it do? ’The sales team delivers outdoor media solutions to

outdoor media specialists and their affiliated agencies,’ explains sales

executive Kate Wilkinson.



Good office? It almost backs on to the Queen’s back garden. It’s a listed

Victorian building on Buckingham Palace Road.



Imagine an office that boasts high ceilings, original fireplaces, wooden

staircases, marbled floors and a courtyard. Think Upstairs Downstairs and

you’re not far off. Eating out in Victoria is like feasting in fast food

heaven.



What’s it like? Hard-working, progressive and fun. ’Everyone is an

individual.



The structure is extremely flat and a junior sales person’s opinion is

just as important as the managing director’s,’ says sales executive Ged

Weston.



Many an evening is spent at the Plumbers Arms, where the bar staff know

everyone’s name and favourite tipple. ’The Spice Girls sang 2 Become

1.



In our case, one becomes ten,’ says Weston.



What about perks? ’We have a lot of fun, work with great people and

receive a competitive basic salary and a great bonus. Knowing I work for a

company that encourages development is a real perk,’ enthuses

Wilkinson.



Is it good at training? There’s a three-week induction programme,

consisting of internal and external presentations and training sessions.

’Not only is it great training, it also provides the opportunity to debate

outdoor issues with very senior people,’ says Wilkinson.



Maiden also runs its annual Master Class, a seminar that explores the

latest developments in outdoor media, where keynote speakers present

information on their areas of expertise.



How does it recruit? Through the normal methods. Watch out for the

interview technique - definitely not textbook stuff and sorts the men out

from the boys.



How do you get ahead? ’Think for yourself, work hard and ensure you don’t

bullshit yourself or your colleagues,’ says Weston.



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