Graduate Trainee Programme

Next Position will be open for 2020 Graduates. 

September/October 2020 intake.

Digital Butter offers recent university graduates the opportunity to apply to join the agency under our Graduate Trainee Programme. This programme is an entry level position in the agency, where Graduate Trainees learn about, support, and contribute to all departments of the business: Strategy and Consulting, Project Management, Creative and Design, Technical Development, and Digital Marketing Activation.

As we get to know a Trainee over the course of the two year programme, we'll agree progression plans to target transition into a junior role within one of our core departments, based on the Trainee's interests and aptitude.

Trainees will be deeply immersed in agency projects, primarily across project management, marketing, and research, as outlined below.


Graduate Trainee

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Project Execution Support

Trainees will work directly with Butter's project team, supporting all aspects of the project lifecycle, with direct mentor support from senior colleagues and management. Trainees will learn best practices for delivering best-in-class digital products. Key responsibilities will likely include:

  • Creating and maintaining project timelines
  • Organising project asset folders
  • Website content migration
  • Supporting project managers in client workshops 

Digital Marketing Execution

Under clear guidance, Trainees will learn new hard skills, including how to create, monitor, and optimise paid media campaigns in digital advertising platforms including Facebook Ads Manager and Google Ads, as well as execution steps for a variety of other digital marketing strategies. Ongoing responsibilities are expected to include:

  • Digital media campaign setup
  • Social media content strategy execution
  • Compiling marketing performance reports

Market Landscape Research

In support of live and prospect client projects, as well as Butter's own marketing initiatives, Trainees will conduct competitive landscape research, working in support of digital strategy, marketing and design colleagues. This research will contribute directly to project initiatives, informing strategic ideation and tactical execution. Research is likely to cover:

Creative and Design & Technical Development (Optional)

While supporting agency wide project work, Trainees will see Digital Butter's experienced designers and technical engineers apply their craft on live projects first hand.

Should Trainees have aspirations for career development and show substantial interest in a specific area (e.g. Digital Design, or Technical Development) there may be an opportunity for mentorship under one of our experts.

Trainees will be considered for mentorship after committing to self study and consistent practice that demonstrates a learned proficiency in an area.

Graduate Trainee

We're looking for smart, proactive, and keen to learn, recent university graduates for our Graduate Trainee programme. Trainees will join our high performing team of digital specialists, and will quickly learn and contribute to all aspects of project delivery for Digital Butter's clients. Requirements as follows:

- University degree holder (ideally in a related field)

- Confident, proactive, and eager to learn

- Fluent spoken and written English

- Bilingual English and Chinese an advantage

- Hong Kong permanent resident / right to work in Hong Kong

Performance Plan


Three Months - Onboarding and Orientation

Trainees will be quickly brought up to speed on the agency's methodologies and workflows, and will be onboarded on to various software platforms and tools for communication, and project execution (G Suite, Slack, Asana, Toggl, Harvest Forecast, amongst others). Training will be provided for a range of ongoing tasks that will support the agency production team, across project management, marketing, and market research.


Year One - After Onboarding

Following onboarding you will now be conducting a range of support tasks on an ongoing basis, that will help your colleagues with their day to day work. You will also proactively offer support to your colleagues in any operational areas that you can contribute to. You will be tightly integrated into all agency projects, and you will enjoy seeing them from ideation through to completion.


Year Two - Transition Planning

Now with a year of agency life under your belt, you will work with agency management to create a road map that will see you attain the necessary hard skills to take up a junior role in one of Digital Butter's core departments - Strategy and Consulting, Project Management, Creative and DesignTechnical Development, and Digital Marketing Activation - determined by your interests, our assessment of your aptitude. We'll provide ongoing mentoring and internal support, and (where advantageous and feasible) formal skill development, in order to assist transition into a junior specialist role.

Other Details

Competitive graduate salary.

18 days annual leave per year. Health insurance will be provided after completion of probation.

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