Simon Mannion, Creative Director at Iris, has a wealth of experience in the creative industry and shares his top tips for young creatives on the ways to get the most from your internship, what agencies look for when they hire, and how to turn your work experience into a full time job. If you are a young creative making your first steps in the creative industry, read on for Simon's thoughts.
So you’ve managed to bag yourself a placement in an agency. Well, that’s the easy part. The hard part is staying there. Having trawled the placement trail myself and witnessed countless teams come through our doors, there are a few tricks I’ve gleaned over the years that may help turn your placement stint into something more substantial. Of course, there’s no substitute for great work, but the following should help.
Work the floor