Signal Graduate Scheme

Job Title: Signal Graduate Scheme
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
Reference: 15621508
Job Published: October 19, 2017 01:00

Job Description

About us

We use technology, data insight and creative thinking to help brands communicate with their audiences in an emotionally intelligent way. That could be helping a high street bank talk to customers about what matters to them, developing ideas to attract new supporters to a charity. Or creating brand content to engage with utilities customers on an emotional level. But we don't just think creatively about strategy and design. We're known for our expertise in finding new, more effective ways to deliver these projects too.

To do all this, requires a range of amazing specialists with complementary skills working across teams and disciplines. We call upon strategists, UX planners, data analysts, client service, developers, writers and expert procurement teams to get the job done

The output of our work could be an email campaign, a contact strategy, a website, or even a highly-personalised event fundraising kit. But whatever it is, it will be the work of a team of driven experts using insight, code and creativity to develop great outcomes for our clients and their customers.

About you

You're bright, eager to learn and have a strong work ethic. You love solving problems and want to impress our clients. You're not afraid to challenge or be challenged. You want to put your stamp on things, without stamping over others. You have a sound academic record, but there's more to you than just great grades. You're professional; you care about contributing to our growing success and doing a good job, and you're serious about your career.

Are you prepared for a challenge?

We give our grads lots of responsibility early on. You'll need to be keen to put your training and feedback into practice right away – solving problems, staying organised, paying attention to details and quickly adapting to changing situations.

The scheme

  • Intensive induction
  • Real, permanent job from day 1
  • Signal graduate network for training and peer support
  • Weekly catch-ups with line manager
  • Fortnightly check-ins with Senior Management Team mentor
  • Personal development plan to drive progression
  • Twice yearly formal development review

The roles:


Our planners are smart, creative thinkers who consult with our clients to develop clever strategies to add value to their business. To make a success of this role you must be curious about the world around you and interested in what drives behaviour – in particular in a marketing context.

We are especially interested to hear from people with formal qualifications in behavioural science.

Data Analyst

This role is all about understanding patterns and trends and uncovering key nuggets of insight to drive effective strategy. Our analysts work closely with planners to provide compelling insight that forms the basis of brilliant strategic recommendations.

To apply for this role, your degree should be in maths, statistics or a similar discipline.

Client Service

These are the ultimate people people. In addition to being organised, friendly and helpful, you must also develop the knack for building good relationships, gaining clients' confidence and spotting opportunities to develop those relationships, involving specialist colleagues where appropriate.


Have a way with words? This role is for you. As a writer at Signal you might be writing a script for a short video, a charity appeal letter or a magazine-style article for a client website. There's a lot to learn, but a great chance to unleash your inner wordsmith.

Digital Designer

If you have a passion for design, then this could be the role for you. Our digital designers work on anything from responsive sites to emails or banner ads. You'll work closely with our art directors, UX specialists and developers to hone your craft across a range of clients and sectors.

Web Analyst (Edinburgh)

We are looking for smart computer science, maths or stats grads to join our media tech team responsible for PPC and SEO. You'll learn how to apply your technical know-how to drive relevant traffic and ensure websites are google-friendly, user-friendly and easily found.

Digital Implementation Manager (London)

This role is suitable for computer science, maths and stats grads. You will use your technical skills to bring campaigns to life in the digital world ensuring correct set-up, monitoring and ongoing optimisation. You must be highly numerate and analytically-minded.

Great things about working for us

  • Good working environment: great open plan offices, use of a MacBook, free fruit and Fairtrade drinks everyday!
  • Competitive salary: £22k rising to £24k after completing probation
  • Excellent benefits: gym membership, 25 days holiday per year (plus an extra one for your birthday!), company pension and private healthcare, cycle scheme and travel ticket loan
  • Fun: we are a sociable bunch with regular get-togethers, charity events, and fantastic Christmas and summer parties.