Since I can remember, EMAP's reputation in the media world has been second to none and feared by the competition – and this is still the case.
The strength of the brands in key sectors enable the sales teams to succeed, especially in challenging times. I joined EMAP to give me the opportunity to work on a market leading brand and sell across multi platforms – print, digital and face to face.
The dynamic structure of the business is conducive to career progression and I’m delighted by the fact that the business is transforming into a sales led environment.
Marketing Manager - Events
I joined EMAP nearly five years ago as a Marketing Executive in the conferences division. I knew someone that was already working here when I joined and the fast paced nature of the company attracted me to the role, as did the strong brands behind the conferences.
There are often opportunities to move into different parts of the business and for most of 2010 I was the marketing executive for BETT 2011. To get the opportunity to work on such a highly respected event taught me a lot.
Early in 2011 I moved back to conferences to take up the position of Senior Marketing Executive. A month ago I was promoted to Marketing Manager and now have a team of three that report into me as well as several large conferences and awards that I work on.
No two days are ever the same here and the role can be very demanding, but it is also highly rewarding. The team of people I work with are smart and motivated and the events we produce are very well received in the markets. Everyone is keen to try new things and make sure each event is better than the last.
Account Manager; Events
When I first joined EMAP I knew very little about the company and the different brands it oversees but I soon found that many people are very passionate about the brands they work for and take great pride in working for and pushing industry leading brands in the market place.
My first personal experience of this came with Retail Week where I was leading Sales for the Retail Week Conference which is the biggest Conference EMAP runs.
I soon began to take great pride in representing Retail Week whereas before this is not something I would have imagined getting excited about!
EMAP is a great place to start your career in Sales (I have heard some horror stories from friends about their first sales roles) and if you show yourself to be trustworthy and hardworking with a willingness to improve yourself then you have the potential to be very successful here. EMAP currently is striving for growth therefore anyone who comes in to the business will need to adapt this mind-set from the start and really take an active role in driving more business to your given area.
There is a great social side to EMAP as well and if you are looking to go for a drink or 5 after work, most evenings you probably won’t have to search too far to find company.
Marketing Manager, Recruitment Online
"I joined EMAP to experience the diverse range of industries that our job boards serve. Coming from working in professional services the chance to work across fashion, retail, construction, engineering, nursing and healthcare was both exciting and a fantastic way to expand my experience.
I have stayed at EMAP because it embodies a high performance culture. There is a drive communicated from senior management to strive and succeed and that carries through right to the grass roots of the company. My achievements are recognised and I feel like a valued member of the company. I am also continually challenged and encouraged to break new ground to benefit my own experience and the company.
Come and work at EMAP if you are serious about advancing your career. If you have genuine ambition to achieve, you will find this company a perfect fit. "
Sales & Marketing Executive; Events
I joined EMAP with the Graduate Sales Scheme and currently work with the Awards and Conferences team. Having found out about the scheme online, I applied and was invited up for an intensive assessment day and interview process which was very informative and good fun.
I was introduced to employees of all levels and absolutely everyone was friendly, approachable and clearly loved working for EMAP. The in-depth training that I received has been extremely valuable and enabled me to hit the ground running, but nothing could have prepared me for the excitement, variety and rewards that such a fast-paced job entails.
I have been lucky enough to attend some of the award ceremonies I have worked on and there is definitely an ethos of work hard play hard on the Awards team! The people I have met and worked with at EMAP have all been friendly, welcoming and helpful.
I am privileged to work with people from departments across the board and the support and encouragement that everyone is so willing to give has been fantastic. It is such a buzzing environment to work in and I look forward to a promising career with EMAP.