"Hotglue is an integrated social media, content production and media agency based in Melbourne Australia.
We partner with some of Australia’s most progressive brands in the FMCG, auto-motive, health and beauty spaces.
We decided to take on a student as we were looking to introduce a training aspect to the agency for the first time. When looking for a placement program we were committed to having someone on board for more than a day a week and wanted to provide a fully immersive experience."
"We have had a wonderful experience with our placement student, Sophie Evans. She has been with us full time for a year now and has been able to fully immerse herself into the agency and team. Sophie came to us with strong critical thinking skills that set her up to maximise her learning.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen Sophie grow and fit into the team like any other employee. Whether it’s speaking to our directors, other account managers or clients, she’s found her voice within the agency. Sophie has actively developed her relationships with the broader team by contributing to team building initiatives that have involved everyone in the agency. Sophie has provided invaluable support while helping us with the account management of some of our brands and has also been able to assist on content shoots both in our studio and off-site.
Having a student on board has also encouraged our team to reflect on their own knowledge and how best to share this with others in the future. Sophie has helped create a broader awareness of the agency in the wider media community. She has done this through actively working on our agency social media accounts and regularly writing industry articles that give us a wider voice. Sophie’s brought a fresh perspective, arguably the youngest, which is very much needed in the social media industry!
In addition to this, there has been a level of staff professional development throughout Sophie’s placement. The program has allowed her mentor to fulfil more of a leadership role and develop her communication skills which has been a wonderful add-on to the experience."