Early Careers

We know the value in spotting and nurturing talent; over 10 members of our leadership team started their career at Havas Lynx Group and, in the past nine years, we’ve employed over 200 people starting their careers across our Manchester and London offices.

By joining Havas Archway, our 12-month early careers programme, you will develop your professional, technical and personal skills whilst gaining insight into the values, culture and people that make our company and industry so special.

You can expect monthly training events that are designed to build your professional network, industry understanding and the skills that are essential to your role.

The training and support doesn’t end there! We have regular socials, networking opportunities, a comprehensive personal development process and invaluable guidance from your team day-to-day too. Being part of our early careers programme means you are constantly growing and adding to your skillset.

We open applications for our Havas Archway Programme in February of each year, for positions starting throughout the summer. Please check our careers section to find the role for you and apply directly using the ‘apply now’ feature.

You can also apply by sending a copy of your CV over to careers@havaslynx.com, stating which role you are interested in.

What to expect from the recruitment process:

  1. You submit your application
  2. We have a screening call, either over the phone or Microsoft Teams (we would love to be able to speak to everyone but that isn’t always possible)
  3. First stage interview, generally done remotely which covers questions around the main competencies of the role (communication, organisation, software previously used)
  4. Second stage interview, completed in the office where you will be given a tour. Dependent on the role, you might be given a task or presentation to complete
  5. Then… a decision!
Early Careers

Havas Archway is a multidisciplined programme, full of people with different educational backgrounds and experiences, check out the overviews below for a taste of the different roles available.

Client Services

Account Executive

In order to deliver fantastic customer service to our clients, and to produce industry-leading projects, we have an excellent team of Account Handlers in place. Our account teams work with our clients to formulate their communications strategy and then liaise with the internal production teams to bring concepts to fruition.

What to expect

  • Working closely with your clients, offering excellent customer service
  • Communication and collaboration with clients, and internal teams, via meetings, calls, and emails
  • Briefing strategists, medical writers, and creatives
  • Reviewing work and delivering feedback
  • Quality checking
  • Keeping track of projects and their budgets


Planning Executive / Research Executive

In order to initiate positive change within the healthcare industry, we need to really understand our client’s products and markets – this is where the planning and insights team come in! Within this position, you will have the opportunity to really take ownership of projects and ultimately, inform the brand marketing strategy for our global clients. To do this, you will focus on four key areas – Research and Insights, Creative Collaboration, Strategy Development, and Winning New Business.

What to expect

  • Research and analyse the digital and social landscape– analysis of websites, social media, and data trends
  • Conduct category and competitor reviews and deep dive into understanding human behaviour
  • Developing reports and presenting findings
  • Making recommendations and informing briefs


Junior Art Director

As a Junior Art Director at Havas Lynx Group, you will produce impactful, original, intelligent work which impresses the client and surpasses their need. You will show creative scope across all of your projects whilst furthering your skills in a range of areas.

What to expect

  • Supporting the Creative Team by producing appropriate creative work across a range of projects in line with the client’s brief
  • Honing your art skills across photography, sound usage, illustration, multi-format art direction, art ideation and problem-solving, visual communication, and design principles
  • Working with the Copy Team to hone ideas generation, campaign ideation and development, campaign execution and selling ideas into the clients
  • Proactively pushing your thinking and craft on self-projects, raising them with your line manager and Creative Director to help you to continue to develop in your role


Junior Copywriter

As a Junior Copywriter at Havas Lynx Group, you will work alongside the Creative and Development Teams to produce impactful and original copy in an efficient manner, ensuring the upmost quality and suitability for use across various media.

What to expect

  • Supporting the Creative Team by producing original copy suitable for use across various platforms, such as tenders, presentations, printed material and digital communications tools
  • Honing your copywriting skills, including: refined writing skills, long and short form copywriting, digital/print/video/ad writing, headline and body copy writing, tonality, audience -adaptability / health literacy considerations, SEO and UX considerations
  • Work collaboratively with others in the team to develop your craft to enhance the effectiveness of the work we produce
  • Track trends and award-winning work and proactively bring ideas and thoughts on how you can apply them to your work


Junior Designer

As a Junior Designer at Havas Lynx Group, you will support the team in establishing the conceptual execution of design projects and campaigns. You will work in conjunction with the Creative Team on all design solutions, including digital, interactive, and print.

What to expect

  • Use the knowledge and expertise of the design team to actively develop your skills in core design applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Print and Digital, with UX considerations in mind
  • Supporting the Creative Team by producing work across a range of projects, which is appropriate and exceeds the client’s brief
  • Track trends and award-winning work and proactively bring ideas and thoughts on how you can apply them to your work
  • Honing your design skills (both graphic and visual) when it comes to visual communication, ideation and problem-solving, branding, UX and design strategy


Early Careers


Junior Medical Writer

Using your scientific background and expertise, you will help connect healthcare professionals and patients with the knowledge, tools and services they need to better achieve their goals. Working on global healthcare accounts, you will help your clients deliver well-informed, scientifically accurate and compelling communications across a range of media.

What to expect

  • Writing creative, scientifically accurate communications – from patient information to websites to social channels
  • Making the science understandable for everyone
  • Carrying out research and analysing data that supports your communication
  • Working collaboratively with each discipline to ensure accuracy and the most engaging method of communication


Junior Developer

Consuming digital media is a huge part of life today and it’s imperative we stay ahead of the curve when producing digital solutions for our clients. As a Junior Developer at Lynx you will use your digital expertise to collaborate with our internal teams and produce a range of media.

What to expect

  • Using a variety of coding languages including JavaScript, React, Gatsby, Node, WordPress and AWS
  • Building websites and other interactive platforms
  • An environment that supports new and innovative ideas
  • Time to enhance your skills via online training


Operations Executive

It’s super important that we deliver campaigns that are on brief, on time and of the highest quality – and, as an Operations Executive, you are a key part of this. The Operations Executive is the day-to-day contact for the smooth process and delivery of campaigns. You collaborate with the wider team, building relationships to make sure expectations and deadlines are met, from creative brief to final delivery.

What to expect

  • Booking in production time for all projects – working well in the face of challenges
  • Working with internal teams, and external suppliers, to help bolster projects
  • Running team meetings so the whole team is clear on progress
  • Supporting the tracking of the team’s overall finances


Our Production team spans several disciplines that share a common goal; to maximise the effectiveness and reach of our campaigns.

What to expect

You could work within one of three specialisms:

  • Video – we boast an in-house team made up of animators, editors, and producers who create high-quality films that add an impactful edge to our client offering. You will work across a variety of projects, ranging from commercials to documentaries, to brand films, animations, social media, and congresses
  • Media & Analytics – media connoisseurs working closely with data across a multitude of platforms in order to get our campaigns in front of the people who need them most
  • Global translations – our authority in adapting existing campaigns so they are suitable, and effective when rolled out internationally. They consider language, regional regulations, and cultural behaviours in order to provide a seamless transition between markets
Early Careers
Early Careers