Each day, more than 300 of the smartest, most supportive and collaborative people in the world come to work at H+K London.
Through our people and work, we continue to open our doors for new talent and offer existing employees new opportunities. We believe in the importance of a diverse workforce and are proud to partner with several organisations to help hire a wide range of diverse candidates.
Our culture is entrepreneurial. We are committed to supporting and encouraging our employees to write their own story and follow their passions. Our vast global network and offices makes way for fantastic global opportunities for our employers, which includes a variety of secondment schemes and travel opportunities.
Diversity + Inclusion
At H+K London, we’re hard at work creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs. As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential and be their authentic self. We are an inclusive employer and are happy to accommodate requests such as flexible working arrangements.
In 2018, H+K London came together in force to launch EquAll, our local expression of the global H+K Diversity and Inclusion program You Belong.
Across three focus areas, creativity, culture and people, EquAll aims to ensure that all voices – loud, quiet, younger, older, of any ethnic origin, background, geography, sexuality or religion – are not just heard, but listened to and harnessed to create a culture that makes our work and workplace the best it can be.
EquAll started as a series of agency-wide in person conversations which crystalised into the three focus areas, chosen by the agency and led by small self-selected teams to accelerate the integration of diverse and inclusive mindsets and behaviours into our business.
- With creativity, we explore how to ensure the ideas we bring to clients are inclusive, representative and diverse from the start.
- On culture, we are workshopping how people at all levels in the company feel we’re doing on things like flexibility, wellbeing, meeting culture, leadership, language and collaboration.
- On people, we’re actively improving the way we recruit and train to make sure diverse talent belongs and thrives here.
By working with our expert behavioural science team, SMARTER, we can work around barriers in existing culture that shape common experience with culture change, which anyone who’s human knows can be hard to do!
We are currently implementing new initiatives on meeting culture, parenting and recruitment. To read our D, E & I recruitment charter, please go here.
Read our 2020 H+K Gender Pay Gap Report here.
For more information on EquAll, please contact our Managing Director of Healthcare + Wellbeing and EquAll co-founder, Jessica Walsh.
At H+K London we are exceptionally proud of our Futures Council – a junior advisory board tasked with looking at how we innovate our business and shape the future of public relations.
The Futures Council represents all aspects of our business. It’s made up of 14 high performing individuals that have been nominated by their colleagues and MD to champion the views and interest of their teams. The membership is reviewed on a bi-annual basis, spreading the opportunity across more people in the business.
As an agency we believe in open innovation – that everyone is empowered and accountable for creating the agency they want to be a part of – and the Futures Council helps realise this core principle. Alongside our traditional leadership committee, the Futures Council enables us to benefit from the fresh thinking and new ideas of more junior talent; our future leaders already making their mark and co-creating what their company will become.
The Futures Council is chaired by Claire Holden, our Chief Innovation Officer, and the council presents their business recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee, led by CEO, Simon Whitehead.
LEAP: H+K London Intern Programme
LEAP (Learn, Earn, Apply + Perform) offers candidates a robust four month learning + development focussed Internship, with the opportunity to grow in one of London’s best communications agencies.
Learning + Development
We are extremely proud of our dedicated learning + development academy – The Hub. The Hub is a core part of our agency and helps our employees to set their own H+K journey. As part of the LEAP programme, Interns will undertake a variety of Hub run sessions as well as hands on day to day learning experiences from their H+K team.
We are committed to setting our Interns up for success by providing a strong support system and competitive salaries. Each Intern will be supported by a line manager in their team and a buddy from another department in the agency. The starting salary for the LEAP Programme is £20,000, this will increase to £23,000 once an Intern has successfully converted to an Account Executive.
We would like to receive applications from a wide range of candidates; therefore, we ask all potential Interns to complete an application form rather than submitting a CV and cover letter. The application form will be focused on transferable skills and writing ability, rather than relevant work experience and education history. Our hope for this approach is to ensure an inclusive recruitment process.
Please contact Jamie Wall in our Talent team for more information on our LEAP Programme and details on how to apply. Or if you are seeing this description as part of a job advertisement please follow the application instructions.
Learning + Development is at the heart of H+K, which is why we call our development programme The Hub. The courses range from core business skills such as presenting, to high level consultancy skills and more bespoke training options.
We understand that benefits and perks are a key factor in choosing and staying at the right agency. We provide a competitive benefit package including flexible working arrangements, a WPP employee discount scheme, pension, health cash plan and more.
Our talent team
Talent Acquisition Lead
With more than 12 years of recruitment experience covering, PR, Comms, Digital Marketing and Creative, Sarah leads the talent function for all permanent and contract hires, at a senior level across all practices. Whether there’s a current role you’re interested in, you want to connect about future opportunities, or you want to know more about us, feel free to get in touch over email.
Jamie Ann Wall
Talent and Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Manager
Jamie works on roles from Intern to Senior Account Manager level. She understands that candidate experience is key and enjoys speaking to potential colleagues to ensure they understand the vast range of opportunities on offer and the agency culture. Jamie also focuses on driving forward existing H+K Diversity + Inclusion initiatives. This role is part of a wider global DE&I team, which is committed to improving Diversity, Equity + Inclusion around the world.
Hear from our people
Senior Account Director, Energy + Industrials
The most valuable thing about starting my career at H+K has been the variety. In the past five years I have learnt how to do everything from arranging a photoshoot, to pitching to media. By working across sector teams I have seen first-hand the array of challenges clients face, allowing me to become a multi-skilled consultant. Responsibility, once earned, is provided in spades. My career has continued to progress within H+K and to this day I am being provided new avenues of opportunity.
Associate Director, Sports
I joined H+K from a smaller agency and was a bit worried about losing that culture, but the reality is so different. The people here are some of the smartest and most driven I have ever worked with and mean you are constantly learning and developing. H+K is somewhere you really can write your own story. In my five years I’ve helped create and launch our sustainability offer Better Impact and been part of our drive into entertainment and gaming, on top of working on some of my dream clients.