Thoughts from category: jobs

your face here

Here's the thing.

You hire great people. They work really hard. They get promoted. And then you need even more great people to come and fill their shoes.

It's what HR types call a circle of win win.

And that's the sort of situation we're in right now.


Thanks to a recent spate of promotions, we've looking for some sparky, on-the-ball types to come and join our sales team as commercial account executives.

With a catchy title like that, ideally we're after people who are looking for their second sales job. Whether that's a year's work placement somewhere or experience working as part of a crack core FMCG 'I-don't-eat-lunch' team, if you're into sales and fancy a new challenge, then this role might be right up your street.

Could this be you

There's more information on the role right here. Deadline for applications in Monday 22nd November and you'll need to be available for an assessment centres the first week of December.

And who knows?

Next year you too could end up in aspirational motivational posters just like this one.

Aspirational shot

calling all angels

We're looking for a couple of people to come and help us keep Fruit Towers in ship shape, tip top condition and make sure all the fun stuff keeps happening.


Like the time we managed to fit 35 people into the post room

Or the day we rolled back the roof, turned the hosepipe on and made a massive paddling pool in the chill out area.

First up, we're looking for an Office Angel to be the face and voice of innocent. From welcoming our visitors and answering the bananaphone to helping our People's Champions with getting back to all our drinkers, you'll need a winning smile, the best banter this side of Chat City and the ability to juggle a myriad of jobs. Like taking care of all the little but vital touches like birthday cakes, summer lunches, welcome packs on new starters desks, smoothies for when you're feeling poorly and organising the odd party or two.


We're also looking for a Mother Hen/Father Rooster (a.k.a Office Manager) to cover our Jenny W while she's away on maternity leave. As well as making sure the office runs like clockwork and managing a team of 5 excellent people, you'll be looking after budgets, making sure everything looks beautiful and being the stand in parent when it doesn't.

Both people need to be of cheery, kind and exceptionally well organised dispositions. And get on well with Ian the builder.

So if that sounds like you or you know someone who fits the bill just right, then check out the job specs right here.

know anyone who can communicate?

This blog seems like the best place to be talking about a particular new job opening at innocent, our new Media Planning and Communications Manager. For the right person, we think it's going to be a very special opportunity - a chance to shape the way that we communicate.

Richard (co-founder) describes it thus:

"I'm looking for a person to come to work at innocent as our media and communications expert. It is a role that is both wide and deep - it encompasses both being manager of our existing 'house media' channels i.e. managing our in-house PR resource, our digital platforms and team, and our healthcare professional communications, and also being the person working with our media agency and brand managers to determine the best use of our media money - working out what we should be spending on what and how, covering everything from emerging media to old school telly and everything in between."

Stuff that this person will be doing:

  • Communication planning and execution
  • Creative development in a commercial context
  • Understanding digital and health communications
  • Managing people (three of them, all very smart)
  • Project and cost management

Some other stuff...

This person will report into our Marketing Director (Thomas - a lovely man) and we need applications by 25th September, please. No recruitment agencies please (we're looking after this one ourselves).

The full job ad is now up on our vacancies page. And you can have a look at the application process here.

Good luck.

a brand new career

We've just finished updating the brand spanking new careers at innocent bit of this website. It seemed to be a sensible thing to do as the jobs pages always seem to be the most popular part of the site (other than the information on our drinks naturally).


We take careers stuff very seriously over here, so the new section contains a lot more in depth information on how we believe in doing business where you can watch a video of Rich talking turkey. Plus a section on life at innocent and your potential new career.

Oh, and all of the very latest career opportunities both in the UK and internationally (we update these pages very regularly so you can be sure all the roles you see are still available). We've even made it a lot easier to apply with a new online application form.

Why not have a look and see if there's anything that catches your eye. If not there might be something you could forward to a friend, or a friend of a friend. Or your second cousin Eddy, who's got a lot of get up and go and is pretty hot with all things career like.

fancy taking our summer web designer placement?


We're looking for a talented undergraduate or recent graduate web designer to come and join us here at Fruit Towers on a placement from September to December. If you're keen as mustard and are all of the following things, we'd love to hear from you...

  • undergraduate or recent graduate
  • available to work in West London from the start of September through to the end of December
  • great knowledge of Photoshop along with advanced knowledge in HTML (hands on coding not Dreamweaver we're afraid) and hopefully some PHP/ COLDFUSION type stuff
  • good understanding of the innocent brand and style
  • good eye for design alongside proven production skills (previous internship experience at a digital agency or in-house team is going to be a distinct selling point)
  • excellent attention to detail
  • ability to pick up on guidance quickly, take initiative, work hard and muck-in on a consistent basis
  • available for a chat at Fruit Towers with your portfolio in the next couple of weeks

To manage your expectations, if you want to spend your summer dreaming up award-winning online campaigns and making nice flash animations, this isn’t the placement for you. But if you want to get some great industry experience working as part of a respected in-house creative team, are prepared to learn quickly, work hard and muck in with a wide variety of tasks, then please drop us an email below.

So that you know, these are some of the things you’d be doing...

  • updating our pinboard, flickr groups and youtube channel on a regular basis
  • updating our innocent foundation site
  • producing banners, eflyers and other bits and pieces for some of our online campaigns
  • learning new stuff everyday
  • scanning, cropping and photoshopping images
  • archiving old work on our site that we haven't had a chance to yet (newsletters/ label archive etc)
  • joining in with ideas on other creative projects
  • sitting in some meetings with a notepad and pen now and again
  • working in Shepherds Bush (west London) from 9am-6pm Monday to Friday with some nice people

If this sounds right for you, please send an up to date CV along with some examples of your recent work (URLs would be best) and a bit about why you'd like the placement to:

It would be ideal if you could get in contact with us as soon as possible – we're starting to look at CVs from today, so the sooner you apply to sooner we'll look at you. So that you know, we definitely won't be taking applications after 9am on Friday 24th August 2007.

Apologies in advance if we can't reply to you all but we'll do our best.