There has been a new addition to the Paperclip family! This week we are extending a warm welcome to Justin, our new Graduate Marketing Officer.
Justin, originally from Plymouth, is a recent Business Management graduate of Swansea University.
Way back in 2015, Paperclip partnered with Justin's uni faculty, the Swansea School of Management and Leadership. We created a bespoke marketplace, just for the SoM students.
This gave Justin a perfect project for his dissertation on growing small businesses. Justin spearheading the entire project, working on promo stalls and analysing performance data.
Justins' experience working as a Red Bull Brand Manager will be invaluable as Paperclip gets the word out to freshers up and down the UK later this month.
We sat down with the new recruit to see how he is enjoying his new role...
So Justin, tell us a bit about yourself...
"Hey! I’m Justin and I'm the newest member of the Paperclip team. I’m 22 years old and an avid free diver with the ambition so explore the world. I have just recently graduated from Swansea Uni with a Business Management degree - one of my proudest achievements to this date. I'm delighted to be starting my career in marketing as Paperclip's Graduate Marketing Officer."
What will you be doing at Paperclip?
"From previous experience as a Red Bull Student Brand Manager and a Paperclip Student Brand Ambassador, I have gained some great experience in this job role. Therefore, at Paperclip, I will be developing their Student Ambassador scheme, supporting C-level executive decisions to ensure an effective programme is implemented across the UK. Myself, and the CMO, are working on finding the most capable students to implement the scheme and managing them to guarantee the marketplace is immersed into everyday university life.
As well as dealing with students, I will also be managing the relationships with various Student Unions to ensure they are happy and on-board with their marketplace. I have also been reaching out to companies to increase our number of partnerships."
What made you apply for the position?
"From my experience in ambassador roles and my degree, I knew I could excel in the role at Paperclip. Also, working with the company in my final year, I knew the Paperclip team had values, hard work and ambition, which aligned with mine."
How have you found your first month on the job?
"The first month in the job has been an incredible experience, I have been challenged daily, becoming a more well-rounded employee and growing as a person. I have received help from all departments of the Paperclip team, especially from the CMO, to ensure tasks are completed to a standard of high quality.
I am now ready for what will becoming for the rest of the year, and ready to make my mark on the company!"
Interested in working with Paperclip, head to our jobs page.
Published by: Paperclip HQ in News