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Graduate Design Internship



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Emperor’s Dynamic Team and Shape the Future of Corporate Communications


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The White Chapel Building

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Expires at anytime

Emperor is a forward-thinking, employee-owned communications and creative agency, focused on reporting, branding, digital engagement, and sustainability. With over 240 partners, we are dedicated to creating a positive impact through responsible business practices, aiming to achieve B-Corp status. Our inclusive culture fosters learning, growth, and wellbeing, supported by our Wellbeing and Pledges Manager.

  • Transform leading brands through innovative design and creative solutions.
  • Engage in a paid 6-month internship starting June 1st, 2024, in our London studio.
  • Work alongside top creatives on impactful projects for global brands.
  • Contribute to diverse campaigns, from annual reports to brand identity.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; Figma/animation a plus.
  • Keen eye for layout, typography, and design detail.
  • Curiosity, passion for design, and strong conceptual skills.
  • Recent graduate from a design-based course with a portfolio to match.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and a proactive, adaptable attitude.
  • Alignment with Emperor’s values and eagerness to learn and innovate.

About Emperor

Emperor is for your great ambitions. We're an employee-owned corporate communications and creative agency with more than 240 partners specialising in reporting, brand, digital, employee engagement, change and sustainability.

We want to be the agency of choice for ambitious talent. So, we’re looking for brilliant people who actively want to create great things with us.

Our culture is one where you’re free to do, learn and achieve better. We welcome every partner to experience a sense of belonging; whoever you are, wherever you’re working from, whatever your role. Our values guide how we work every day, with each other, our clients, and suppliers. And with our friendly inclusive environment, effort and empathy, we make the feeling real.

Our Pledges represent commitments from Emperor to each partner designed to promote personal and collective wellbeing, plus raise awareness of and address some of the bigger societal and environmental challenges, nurture our unique culture and make the business a healthier and more responsible place to work.

The wellbeing of our partners is a big focus at Emperor which why we have a dedicated Wellbeing and Pledges Manager to ensure our mind and bodies are working in sync to support our great ambitions.

Our employee-owned status helps us see working life differently, purposefully, and collectively. We’re working toward B-Corp and we’re fully committed to responsible business that leaves a positive footprint for our clients, our partners, communities, and society. 

The role

How do you reframe a traditional energy company into a net zero enabler? Take a national TV treasure and demonstrate it’s fit for the future, show the beating heart of a high street bank? These are just some of the diverse challenges our team works on – and you can be part of the action.

We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic graduate to join our London studio. This role is for someone who thrives in a high energy environment, brings bags of ideas to the table and isn’t afraid to voice their opinion. The internship will run for 6-months from June 1st to November 29th 2024 and is a paid internship. 

You’ll enjoy finding ingenious solutions with creatives of every kind – from copywriters and animators to digital designers and moving image experts. You’ll be working alongside and supporting the design team to deliver exceptional insight-led creative that cuts through the noise and makes a measurable impact.

The fun stuff:

  • Collaborating with the design team to produce meaningful work for some of the world’s biggest brands.
  • Involved in real life projects, designing page layouts, getting to grips with infographics crafting logos and brand assets.
  • Sitting in on briefings and brainstorms, helping generate ideas and presenting your thoughts and work back to the wider team.
  • Working on a variety of projects including annual and sustainability reports, infographics, brand, campaign and employee engagement work.

The fundamentals:

  • Have experience in the industry standard software, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Figma/animation knowledge is a bonus.
  • High attention to detail regarding layout, typography, iconography and grid structures.
  • Curious about the world you live in, passionate about all things design and a desire to push creativity and share knowledge.
  • Work that demonstrates strong conceptual thinking
  • Be a recent graduate from a design-based course

Personal qualities

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect
  • Proactive can-do attitude that embraces collaboration
  • Flexible, adaptable style and approach
  • Always looking to learn and likes a challenge
  • Embodies and demonstrates Emperor’s Values – Aim High, Creativity Everywhere, Infectious Enthusiasm, Always Learning and Razor Sharp.

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. 

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.


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