Current Job Openings

Graduate Trainee

Requisition ID: 11689


Octagon is challenging you to spend 6 months as an actively involved Graduate Trainee as part of the World's leading Sports & Entertainment Creative Marketing Agency. Our Graduate Trainee Program is a unique learning opportunity in which you could build your career. Octagon will challenge and engage you, providing you with every opportunity to make your mark and build a future in a fast growing and exciting industry. This program is also a great way for you to develop industry connections and build a profile.



Octagon is seeking a dynamic, innovative and adaptable Graduate Trainee to join the team. Someone who has a passion and interest in the marketing and business of sports & entertainment. You will also need to be articulate and a confident self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills. It is highly desirable that you have tertiary education in Marketing, Statistics, Business, Law, Commerce, Economics or Sports Management.



  • Keep a pulse on the sports & entertainment news within the region
  • Research and analyze market trends on the industry, clients and competitors
  • Provide assistance on new business pitches and sponsorship opportunities
  • Research and coordination of client meetings
  • Accurate and detailed reporting, including work in progress and status reports
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of managing client programs, including preparation of presentations and materials
  • Managing correspondence and communication directed to the position promptly and accurately
  • Liaising with various stakeholders, including clients, suppliers and even rights-holders of esteemed sporting organizations
  • Manage account finance, including invoicing, reporting and liaison with finance team members
  • Assist in other ad-hoc activities as directed



  • A strong interest in sports or entertainment and the commercial world of sports & entertainment (this one's non-negotiable!)
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Creative-minded, with a drive to bring interesting ideas to life
  • Initiative, leadership, relationship-building skills and desire to learn, with a strong work ethic to carry our responsibilities with pride and ownership
  • Presentable and service-minded with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand large pieces of communication and information quickly, then turn into actionable items
  • Conscientious, hardworking and results-oriented
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and social media
  • Effective time management with an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a fast-changing environment


So there you have it. Are you our next GRADUATE TRAINEE? We hope so.

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