Maxus | Launchpad Scheme 2017

Entry Level: Recent Graduates and Students London, England


Position at Maxus

Interested in starting a career in media? Maxus Launchpad entry programme gives you the opportunity to kick start your career on a rotation scheme within one of the most exciting and vibrant media agencies in London!

See bottom of the article for instructions on how to apply

A bit about us

We’re a young agency, only 6 years old with roots in digital and taking advantage of new technologies. Because of this, we’re a bit different from other agencies in the way we go about things, we’re all about leading into change for us and our clients. The clients we work with include some big brands from EE to Beats, BT Sport and L’Oreal.

We're a global company with all the opportunity that brings, yet we celebrate our individuality - it makes us more interesting, more creative and quite simply, the best at what we do.

You can find out more about what we think, the work we do and who we do it for on our website


So what is Launchpad?

A 9-month rotation scheme for those new to the industry, aimed to give you all the skills to be rising star within a top ten media agency. It’s not a grad scheme, so a university degree is optional.  

See who’s on our programme this year (click here

The rotation includes:

  • Technology, Effectiveness & Data - Finding insights in data that will help create the most innovative and effective campaigns for clients. Bring a wide range of numbers and proofs together into a coherent argument.
  • Media Planning - Combing data and creativity to come up with the best strategy for reaching a client’s audience in all channels, then working through the solution with buyers to get it out in the world.
  • Media Buying

Taking the strategy and buying it on behalf of the client, trade every day to negotiate the best execution of the plans at the best possible price.

  • Video (TV and Online Video) - Ensuring client’s highest profile ads are seen on the right channel, in the right context, at the right time. As TV and online shows rise and fall in the viewings war this is really fast moving and always changing.
  • Maxus for Business - Bring together what you’ve learnt on the other rotations to target an exclusive, high profile audience. Own the whole process of producing a media plan from brief to buying and evaluation.
  • Performance – Set up paid ads online and across social media. Learn about audience targeting, optimising websites and testing different creative.
  • Media Partnerships – Organise brand partnerships, sponsorships and experiential advertising. Develop interesting content strategies, working with influencers across social platforms.


The scheme is tailored to you:

  • Training and development plan tailored to you
  • Personal mentor in the senior Maxus team
  • GroupM training and workshops

With us, you’ll partner with other exciting companies like:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • Channel 4
  • The Guardian


What (else) is in it for you…

While on rotation you’ll receive an annual salary and from the start you’ll have access to loads of great benefits; subsidised Gym Membership and Ski trip, summer and Xmas agency parties, 25 days paid holiday over 12 months and free breakfast in the office every day.

Don’t just take it from us


So far I have done 4 rotations, from digital (media buying) to planning, TED (technology, effectiveness, data) to Performance marketing. I’ve really enjoyed how fluid my rotations have been which has really helped to cement my understanding of how a media agency works. It has been an amazing opportunity to put into fruition a client brief, planning the communications and then implementing the campaign across different channels such as print, internet and social media. Justine, Class of ‘16


There’s been a number of highlights, but it would have to be meeting so many people that are all really interesting and make working at Maxus really fun. A personal highlight would be seeing the first insertion I booked in a newspaper, which was really satisfying. Sam, Class of ‘16


Planning was fantastic and I loved learning to develop a story through research and data in order to reach a creative solution which represents the brand’s values and meets the business objectives of the client. Digital was also brilliant. It was fast paced and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to see how different platforms and formats can serve a variety of campaign objectives and be able to put this knowledge into practice when responding to briefs was really rewarding. The rotation scheme is helping me to build a broad understanding of how the industry works as a whole and I’m looking forward to enhancing my knowledge further within my remaining rotations.  Jessica, Class of ‘16

How to apply:


Please apply here with your CV and covering letter or video

In your covering letter or video, please include the following:

1) A bit about yourself
2) Why would you like to join the Maxus LaunchPad Programme?
3) What experience/knowledge you are hoping to gain from the programme?
4) Your thoughts on why you think you're suited to join the programme? 
5) An example of when you have excelled at work, in education or in an activity?

Application Deadline: 

26 Mar 2017

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this programme. We can only accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. 

NB: Successful applicants will be exclusively invited to a Selection Day in our offices on Finsbury Square in London on 20 or 21 April 2017. Please make sure to make yourself available for these dates.