Ryan, ECD, on helping to shape grads’ careers.
As a Creative Leader, Genus has been an opportunity to connect with some of the brightest minds Sydney has. We not only have the ability to help someone learn their craft, but also shape their career – something that we take seriously. I think it’s a key reason for Creative Grads often being long-term employees. Being the first full time job for a Genus Grad, it’s good to be able share our values and introduce young people to our way of working from day one. Genus Grads are proven to be very successful, and being able to facilitate that is probably the most rewarding thing about the experience.
Krystel, Business Head, on what grads bring to agency life.
Each year, Genus brings exceptionally bright, young talent into the agency. Grads that come into Business Management are exposed to agency process, Clients, Strategy, Creative, and administration – setting them up with a well-rounded understanding of our total offering. Grads bring fresh ideas, relevant thinking, and an important layer of support to each Guild. They are thrown into a variety of tasks and quickly learn on the job. Pretty soon, they become a valuable backbone of the team. And agency culture wouldn’t be the same without them. They might be all business, but they also know how to party – championing the themed Friday Drinks Trolley and many other agency rituals that we all enjoy today.