Celerity’s Talent.ed Academy is a programme designed to attract the best young minds

It has been created to provide fantastic career opportunities for young talent and enable us to broaden our marketing and technical capabilities. The Talent.ed Academy is currently taking applications for systems integration and campaign services roles. Both roles include a full training programme leading to a technical certification as either an Adobe Systems Integration Developer or a Campaign Services Consultant.

How to apply

Step 1 – download the brochure on the right, which provides more detail on our company and what Celerity’s Talent.ed Academy Programme offers.

Step 2 – get ready to apply…

 

Say hello to some of our existing Celerity Talent Stars:

Stephanie Lee, Project Manager

I started at Celerity as a Trainee Project Manager and, in 5 years, I’ve progressed to being a Project Manager working on some of our key accounts. My background is completely different to what my current role is, having worked as a restaurant and bar manager. Although, strangely some of the skills from these past experiences can easily be applied to project management.

Ultimately, my next career goal is to become either a Senior Project Manager or a Programme Manager within the next 2 years.

Celerity is supportive, diverse and has a good team ethos. It’s a forward-thinking marketing services provider, which fully supports and promotes the development of its talent alongside our client’s ambitions. I’ve stayed at Celerity for so long primarily because of the amazing people I work with.

 

Peter Foord, Campaign Developer

I joined Celerity 4 years ago. I’ve always had an interest in new technology and its everyday use, so it seemed like a good fit for me. The marketing industry is always looking for new ways to market to customers, and celerity is using the newest methods to deliver innovative customer experiences.

Coming into the business in mid-2014, through a 12-month customer service apprenticeship within the insight team, I gained on-the-job experience whilst receiving a GCSE equivalent skill that applied to the role. The apprenticeship led to me to understand the wider business and gain skills that can be applied in multiple areas.

I naturally moved up into a Junior Insight Analyst through learning data analysis and an analytics tool called FastStats. I wanted to expand on what I’d learnt from my apprenticeship by taking on a level 3 course. This provided me with both an A-level equivalent skill and the confidence to provide a high standard of service to Celerity’s customers.

Using my customer service skills gained through my apprenticeship, I was able to confidently meet with customers, building relationships and present data analytics findings to generate more work for the business.

When Celerity took on the huge task of delivering campaigns for Sky, extra resource was needed internally to meet the demand. I stepped up to take on the role of Account Manager to work with internal Sky customers, delivering a handful of campaigns each week. The role required good attention to detail and client facing skills to ensure email campaigns were delivered to a high standard.

However, I was eager to take on a technical role, therefore I moved into the campaign services team to build campaigns and learn another new set of skills. I’m currently learning HTML and Adobe Campaign skills, whilst delivering a wide variety of campaigns through multiple channels for William Hill. I look forward to what the years to come will bring at Celerity.

Celerity has a fantastic working environment, the people here are so friendly. It’s relaxed, challenging and rewarding all at the same time! The business encourages and supports training to ensure you can learn to deliver solutions to customers in the best possible way.

 

Michael Coronato, Adobe Campaign Developer

Having completed my university degree in Management Sciences, I left with theoretical skills but no plan as to how I wanted to apply them. Celerity gave me an opportunity to try my hand at something practical in running the day to day operation of the Oxfam Unwrapped project.

In the end Account Management wasn’t for me, but we had started implementing FastStats (and Database) solutions and needed to technically support our new clients. Celerity spotted my technical focus and moved me to this more appropriate position for my interests and skills.

Through technical specialisation I moved into a role dedicated to the provision of consultancy, training, implementation and development on the Faststats product suite. At the time this meant completely redefining how we operate both technically and operationally in this offering. As this offering grew more successful with brands, we recruited more members into the team which I mentored and managed. This team later expanded to include the database team and the application support team.

Throughout my management roles I kept my hands on the tools and continued to play a Technical Lead role in many instances: designing technical solutions spanning multiple applications and offering technical guidance to the team.

As it became apparent that my career was developing away from what I had first loved doing, and away from applying the technical skills that had helped me to develop, I have now returned to a role focused on technical excellence in the implementation and development of Adobe Campaign solutions.

It’s the variety of roles I’ve held and applications I’ve learned that have given me the opportunity to adopt both personal and technical skills, and why I am a willing member of the Celerity Team.

 

Franchesca Henry, Developer

After completing my A-levels I joined Celerity in 2011 as an Apprentice Junior Developer. I spent my first-year learning FastStats and SQL, as well as working through the BTEC & NVQ coursework. Once I’d completed my apprenticeship I was promoted to a FastStats Developer and took on more responsibilities like managing software upgrades. Due to the nature of the role it also gave me the opportunity to learn other technologies, like Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Tableau.

More recently, I’ve moved to the Systems Integration (SI) team and have been working with Adobe Campaign. My plan is to continue on this career path, pass my Adobe Campaign developer exam and eventually work on more technical Adobe Campaign projects.

What keeps me at Celerity is the opportunity to continue learning new skills in a great working environment. It’s a forward thinking, supportive company who are willing to adapt.