We could talk for ages about why it’s great to work at firstlight and why you should join the team. Instead, we’ll try to keep it brief.

We care about you and your career

When we asked the team what they love about working here, the most common answers were the friendly, supportive and collaborative culture and not just being a ‘cog in a machine’. We empower everyone to do great work from day one and we offer loads of support and a flat, open structure.

We build individual training and development plans for everyone, based on their level, interests and challenges. And we promote based on merit – not a schedule. We’re really proud to have promoted more than two thirds of our team in 2021.

We know that we all need flexibility to juggle the chaos of life and work. That’s why we trust our team to do just that. We also know that this industry can be synonymous with long hours, which is why we keep a close eye on workloads to help keep work life balance in check. We have resources like our employee assistance programme to support mental health and wellbeing.

We do great work for great clients

We’re proud to work with established global brands as well as exciting disruptor brands which are transforming industries and lives. We love that get the opportunity to work across a broad range of sectors on lots of different challenges – no two days are ever the same.

We have excellent client retention rates and new business win rates too. But we also turn down work that’s not right for us and the team. We are ambitious for our clients and we get results, so we only partner with organisations where we know that together we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

We’re a small agency with big ambitions

We may be small in size but we punch above our weight when it comes to clients and we’re on a rapid growth journey, with lots of opportunities to get involved in all aspects of agency work and life.

But it’s important to us that our growth is sustainable – we stick to our values and ensure growth is not at the cost of our people. We pride ourselves on being honest and transparent with our clients but with our team too. As well as regular “ask the exec” sessions we hold quarterly all-hands meetings to go through our financial progress, business strategy and current priorities, because we know that when it comes to growing the business, we’re all in it together.

Last but not least, we like to work hard and play hard! Our social team keeps us busy outside of the office, whether it’s after-work drinks, cruising down the Thames or husky sledding in Oslo on our annual Christmas trip.