Spring operates on the John Lewis principle of creating an environment that makes people feel fully involved. Not only are Springers stakeholders, but also we make every opportunity for staff of all levels to have input to client accounts and the running of the agency. Thanks to formal weekly production meetings, round table project initiation sessions and our open plan space, you’ll find that every Springer is engaged with every project, not just their own. Management meeting minutes and financial performance notes are also shared with the whole team. This makes for a supportive and innovative environment, in which ideas and challenges are shared.
Perks of being a Springer include Friday gym and Monday spin, a twice-yearly personal cultural expansion grant, training plans and loans, and an extensive library of industry books and subscriptions requested by the Springers. Once a month, the whole team gets the opportunity to learn from a ‘Spring Hero’ – people who excel in their own industries who join us for lunch in a lecture programme where they can share some of their experiences with us. In the summer, our location really comes into its own, with Springers heading to the beach at lunchtime to swim, surf or simply revel in the atmosphere.
Whilst we operate a meritocracy in which everyone’s input is valued, the senior team brings enormous experience to the mix, allowing an ongoing mentoring programme to operate for less experienced Springers.
Of his staff choices, Steve Jobs said “They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is: are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.” That’s exactly how we work. Springers are not called that in a trite turn of phrase, but as a description of attitude. And it’s that deep personal motivation to make Spring the best it can be from which our clients really benefit.
If you think you’d make an excellent Springer or want to try your hand at interning, drop us a line with your CV and why you’d like to join East Anglia’s most exciting agency.