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Cannes Lions Recruitment Campaign

cannes lions recruitment campaign

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After a successful first year we are delighted to announce that Cannes Lions have chosen Handle to manage the recruitment of Awards Processors and Assistant Award Managers in the lead up to the International Festival of Creativity. These temporary opportunities offer a fantastic insight into the world of advertising and with the skills obtained opens up doors to a future in the media world!

This is a unique opportunity to start from March 2017 on a fixed term contract until the end of June 2017 based in their contemporary offices in Paddington. 

Cannes Lions is the Oscars of the advertising, brand marketing and creative communications world. Each year, advertising agencies, media agencies, production companies, marketers, designers and ad-tech businesses (to name a few), submit their most creative and forward thinking work to be judged by a world class jury composed of high level industry luminaries. Winning a Cannes Lion is the ultimate industry accolade and is a highly coveted prize. 


Every year Lions Festivals receives over 40,000 entries from over 90 countries from around the world. Each ‘entry’ must go through a review process in order to establish whether a particular submission meets the Cannes Lions’ criteria. Each entry is quality control-checked and prepared to be judged by the Cannes Lions juries. Lions Festivals prides itself on its reputation for world-class, premium customer service and its robust and rigorous review process.   

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Handle will be seeking great candidates and conducting selection interviews throughout January and will run assessment centres in the first week of February 2017.  Successful applicants will start work on the first week of March.

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When I started working for Lions Festivals as an Entries Processor, I came from an events backgrounds and knew little about the communications industry. The opportunity to go to Cannes and work in the jury room was a life changing experience. These were people at the absolute pinnacle of the advertising industry, at the top of their game. It was an eye-opening experience!

Jonathan Branfield

Senior Awards Manager, Lions Festivals