22 June 2009, London: Today saw 21 young, bright minds fight it out in Leicester Square for a position on Four Communications’ prestigious graduate scheme, which is now in its fourth year.
This year’s scheme has seen greater demand than ever before, with nearly 500 applications for coveted positions in Four’s offices in the UK and Middle East. In previous years, successful applicants have won executive roles in Four’s consumer and corporate PR, marketing, digital and media planning and buying practices and positions in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) as well as London.
The quality of applicants was incredibly high, and only the very best made it through to today’s assessment day. Attendees were put through their paces by the company’s senior management, including Group chief executive Nan Williams, UK chief executive Alun James and founding partners Einir Williams and Tim Lewis.
Tasks included initiative and presentation tests, digital and offline writing tasks, round-table discussions and ‘just a minute’ style improvisation trials, alongside a series of interviews.
Four Communications began its graduate scheme in 2006 and view it as one of its most important recruitment streams across all areas of the business. Graduates from previous years now play crucial creative and account manager roles on some of Four’s most well-known clients such as HSBC, Sony PlayStation, Nakheel and the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport.
Commenting on this year’s assessment day, Nan Williams said:
“We were extremely impressed by the quality of the applications to this year’s graduate scheme, and we are looking forward to making offers to the very best candidates in the near future.
"It is more important than ever before to recruit and retain top talent at every level of the company, and we are justly proud of having an industry-beating graduate recruitment scheme which allows us to do just that.”
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Notes to editors:
1. About Four
Four Communications was set up in 2001 based on four core principles…experience, passion, intelligence, commitment. These are the principles which underpin all our client programmes and define the way we run the business.
We have a two-centre strategy, based in the United Kingdom and the Gulf, from which we deliver local and international campaigns for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.
Just seven years on we have consistently proven ourselves to be one of the fastest growing communication agencies in both the UK and the Gulf. We now have 140 staff covering every communications discipline
We are a fully integrated agency spanning public relations, public affairs and sponsorship and have our own in–house creative teams delivering digital, design, web, corporate publishing, events, marketing and media planning and buying. This means clients get an unrivalled service, matching their total communications needs, and unrivalled value for money.
Four Communications is owned and controlled by its management and staff.