Are you looking for the next step in your digital career? Impression is a fast growing, forward thinking digital agency which recognises that any agency is only as good as its people. That’s why we’re invested in attracting and developing the very best digital talent.

There are many benefits to working for Impression. From a professional development perspective, you can expect a good balance of self-learning, group collaboration and formal training and qualifications to help you stay at the top of your game. From a personal development point of view, you’ll receive regular one to ones, a clear development plan, online and face to face support and more fun at work than you’ve ever had before!

If you’re interested in joining one of the UK’s most exciting digital agencies, take a look at our current vacancies, or read on to find out more about the benefits of building a career with Impression.

Professional Development Opportunities

As a member of the Impression team, you can expect to be valued and recognised as the key driver of our business. Without great people, our agency is nothing and you’ll be part of a team that strives to be the best in all it does.

This means you can expect a good balance of professional development opportunities when you choose to build your career with us.

We use a 70:20:10 model for our professional development. This is a tried and tested technique which provides a balance of on the job learning and formal training and looks something like this:

on the job70% of our professional development is on the job, learning from our experience and our data driven approach. Each one of us, whether you’re just starting your career or an experienced digital professional, has the opportunity to be responsible for elements of or entire digital strategies. We track everything we do to ensure we get clear feedback on the results and can refine and improve accordingly.

collaboration20% of our professional development comes from working with others. We’re a friendly bunch and we love to collaborate, which means we learn a lot from each other. We frequently use our large meeting room and open collaboration spaces to work together on our client accounts and brainstorm new ideas. We also have bi-weekly team catch ups to share what we’ve learned in the previous two weeks.

training10% of our professional development comes from formal training and qualifications. As a Google Partner agency, we encourage all of our team to become Google accredited. We’re also Bing accredited and invest in other external training such as CIM and PRCA qualifications, as well as putting on our own internal training sessions led by the team and attending various industry conferences throughout the year.

You’ll have a clear development plan and a manager who can support you in achieving your targets. It sounds quite formal, which perhaps contradicts our fairly informal working style, but your development is really important so we’ve invested in training and development plans to ensure we can build long-lasting and rewarding careers here.

Personal Development

Like most digital agencies, we’re pretty busy. As a team, we have a lot going on and client work is obviously important to us.

But unlike most agencies, for whom time is often considered ‘money’, we recognise that it’s important to step away from the desk from time to time. As a member of the Impression team, you’ll benefit from an open plan office with lots of breakout space and fun areas, perfect to help you relax, unwind and collaborate more effectively too.

As an example, many of our team like the take advantage of the table tennis we have here in the office. You’ll often hear people chatting about client work and any problems they’re having over a game of ping pong. It’s a great way to build relationships and develop personally too.

We’ve also got plenty of options should you wish to get away from your usual desk and use a stand up desk or work from the sofas or other areas. This can be really handy if you want to get your head down with your headphones on for a couple of hours or need a change of scenery to help you refocus.

Thanks to the support of a fantastic HR consultant Becky, we also have someone on hand who can discuss any personal issues or concerns you may have, and also help you stay on track with your professional development, should you wish to discuss such matters outside of the business. There’s a lot of support available to ensure everyone who works here is happy and fulfilled in their roles.

Career Progression

There’s huge scope for career progression here at Impression. We welcome ambitious people. As a member of our team, your ambition will be rewarded with exciting opportunities to grow your personal brand and take the next step in your career.

Depending on your level experience, you’ll join us in a role that suits you and gives you the right amount of autonomy and support to help you progress. More experienced digital professionals may apply for our account manager roles, taking responsibility for the strategy and results of a client. Less experienced people may choose to apply for an assistant or executive position, meaning you’ll be providing support to account managers and learning from them as you go.

Everyone has the autonomy to manage their workload and development, so how far you go is primarily down to you. Our job is to support you in your role to ensure you’re happy and fulfilled, and can reach your potential.

If you’re looking for a role with scope to ‘step up’ or even ‘across’, we have that right here. Your personal development will be monitored and your position will be reviewed as appropriate. It’s not all about job titles though; here, we reward ambition with growing and more varied workloads as you progress, with more challenging clients and creative solutions to get your teeth into!

Graduate scheme and student placements

We work closely with local universities to support graduate retention and offer fantastic opportunities to students and grads looking for a career in the digital industry.

Impression is proud to offer an industry leading graduate scheme alongside summer and sandwich year placement opportunities. If you’d like to find out more and to submit your CV, visit our grads and students page: https://www.impression.co.uk/about/careers-at-impression/graduate-student-placements/

Hear from the Impression team

We asked our team to tell us about their experience of working at Impression. Here’s what they said:

georgia goodmanGeorgia: It’s nice to be able to work in an office environment that isn’t corporate heavy but the team is still driven to produce work of an outstanding quality. It’s like working with a group of friends who know how to work hard and play hard too.
pete joveticPete: The people here have bags of experience and knowledge, with bags of banter to go alongside it too. You’ll learn a lot by working here and you have a whole lot of fun whilst doing so.
becky carreBecky: Every day and every client is different! Starting my career in marketing in-house, I found myself repeating similar tasks almost on a weekly rota. Now, I never spend more than a couple of hours on the same project and exciting new clients to work with are popping up all the time!
rebecca smith dawkinsRebecca: Every two weeks we have what’s called a Meeting of the Minds where we share things we’ve learnt, or things that have gone particularly well. It’s great to bounce ideas of each other. Don’t know the answer to something? Don’t be afraid to ask, we’re a really friendly bunch!

Employee Benefits Summary

Our range of employee benefits aren’t the only reason people choose to build a career at Impression – but they are nice to have! Here are just a few of the benefits we have here:

Interested in a career at Impression?

We’d love to discuss any of the services above with you.

If you're interested in working at Impression, we'd love to hear from you! You can view our current vacancies at https://www.impression.co.uk/about-us/digital-marketing-jobs-nottingham/. Can't see anything suitable for you right now? We're also open to speculative CVs; submit yours, along with any queries you may have, using the contact button below.