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Recruitment firm Bubble sheds light on roles in digital sector

Bubble Jobs teams up with businesses such as River Island, DigitasLBi and Auto Trader to give job seekers a day's work experience in the digital sector

Jobs board Bubble has launched a “Day in the Life of” campaign to show jobseekers and graduates what a career in the digital sector looks like.

The recruitment firm has teamed up with the likes of River Island, Benefit Cosmetics and DigitasLBi to feature a series of articles on Bubble Jobs’ Digital Career Portal, which is a free careers hub for those considering a move to the digital sector.

So far the partners have featured roles such as a search engine optimisation (SEO) manager at River Island, a digital manager at Benefit Cosmetics, an e-commerce merchandiser at QVC, a media innovations director at DigitasLBi, a head of pay per click (PPC) at Mediaworks and a content marketing executive at Koozai.

Auto Trader, Fat Free Media, Return On Digital, AllofUs, mark-making, Spindogs and Creative & Cultural Skills have also contributed articles.

“We decided to start this initiative as part of our commitment to raising awareness of digital jobs among graduates, students and jobseekers in general,” said Bubble Jobs’ digital marketing manager Amy Edwards.

“Through our career advisor events and discussions with jobseekers, it became apparent that there was a lack of knowledge around the responsibilities of different roles in the industry, and we wanted to address that,” she said.

According to Edwards, Bubble is keen to cover as many roles and to involve as many companies as possible, so it is open to contributions from any digital professionals.

Benefit Cosmetics digital manager Michelle Stoodley said: “Working in digital is such a rewarding career path, it’s so dynamic and its ever-changing nature means no two days are the same.

“At Benefit, we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the passion and excitement that comes with working in this sector. We are more than happy to support raising awareness around digital-based roles.”

DigitasLBi’s UK public relations and marketing director Julia Conroy said: “While the digital industry is certainly growing, there is a lack of awareness about the actual career prospects within it, so anything we can do to shine the spotlight on such a fantastic sector is something we would always like to be a part of.”

In May 2015, Bubble held an event at London Metropolitan University to spread awareness of the range of jobs in the digital sector. The event was part of the recruitment firm’s pledge to the European Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

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