Strategy Intern

About us

Loomery is a faster path to product progress. We form trusted teams to work on high value problems.

Our community of expert makers, remote teaming approach and flexible partnership model mean we deliver progress in weeks, not months or years.

Our designers, strategists and engineers have created strategies and led the delivery of mission critical products for businesses including Apple, NatWest, Tesco, The Met Office and Visa. In our first year our team delivered new strategies and products for Kiss and Absolute Radio, Naked Wines, The University of Exeter and NorthEdge Capital.

We are passionate about creating a diverse company that’s a stimulating and supportive place to work - and one that leaves the planet better than we found it.

The role

The internship gives exposure to all elements of digital strategy, business development and product management. We’ll try and tailor it to your interests and strengths but it’s likely to include -

  • Brainstorming app/website/propositions and strategic ideas
  • Product discovery and definition
  • Growth and sales activities
  • Marketing, content strategy and creation
  • Low-code app and website development
  • Audience/customer research
  • Market research and competitor analysis

About you

We're looking for someone who is excited about the challenge of building an early-stage business with a small team. We’re hoping for someone with curiosity and excitement about the new generation of low-code tools and is eager to discover how far they can be pushed in the pursuit of outstanding digital experiences.

We’re looking for applicants who have:

  • A demonstrable interest in, and passion for, technology
  • Top notch organisational skills and exceptional self-discipline
  • Perfect or near native oral and written English

The company we're building

Loomery is a one year old company, formed in unusual times, so it's hard to pinpoint exactly what it'll be like to work here at such an early stage. You will be a critical part of shaping it.

However, here are a few things we already know:

1. We have a few draft principles that have guided us in our work so far:

  • Make each other successful - By paying attention to others we set aside ego and work as a team.
  • Passionate about quality - We share high standards, and take pride in the detail.
  • Cross-functional and curious - We are open-minded, we ask questions, we listen, we cross-over specialisms and we learn.
  • Own and act - We value those who move things forward, taking responsibility to solve problems for and with others.
  • Care for our clients - We build empathy for our clients and deliver an outstanding service, not just great products.
  • Value over process - Our goal is to deliver value fast and we adopt just enough process to make that happen.

2. We are investing in the things we care about:

Flexibility in where we work

The COVID WFH experiment has been great for some, awful for others. We know we value time together face-to-face, in our experience it’s invaluable for building lasting teams.

What we’re doing - We work from home most of the week, but try to meet in person once a fortnight - normally at a shared office space in Holborn, sometimes for dinner or coffee. We’ll buy you everything you need to work from home successfully, whether that’s a shed, a new router, a lava lamp, or a standing desk.

Flexibility in how we work

Everyone has different needs and demands on their time. We want Loomery to be inclusive for those with caring responsibilities or health issues. As parents of young children we know how important it is to make time for growing families too. Sometimes work shouldn’t come first.

What we’re doing - We’re very open to conversations about flexible working hours and novel working arrangements. We also offer a generous maternity and paternity leave policy for all full-time employees who have passed their probation period.

Creating a diverse team

Diverse organisations make for better products, a better workplace, and contribute to a fairer society. As two white male founders we’re committed to building a diverse team and creating a supportive environment where everyone can do their best work.

What we’re doing - We are taking advice on reaching under-represented groups. We will engage a partner to help design Loomery for inclusion. When it comes to hiring, we are using a wide pool of sources to fill this and other roles and prioritising lived experience over university degrees or certifications.

Leaving the planet better than we found it

Everyone needs to do more to address the climate crisis, and even though our impact is still relatively small, taking action starts at home.

What we’re doing - As a first step we offset all the carbon we use. We’re also working through the process of certifying as a ‘pending B-corp’.

3. Startups are fun, but a bit unpredictable:

We've funded our own journey and growth as a company. Things have gone faster than we anticipated, with multiple clients signed and the financial stability to make a few hires.

You'll be joining a startup in its earliest of days, and this comes with a number of considerations that we'd like to be transparent about:

  • Early-stage companies are unpredictable and a bit risky. There are open questions and unvalidated assumptions in what we're doing.
  • Change is continuous and by design. If everything goes to plan we’ll be a very different business in 12 months, and unrecognisable in 24. We find that exciting, hopefully you do too.
  • Progression isn’t a straight line. Lots of unpredictable factors will positively and negatively affect both your progression and the progression of the company. If you’re excited by the opportunity to face varied and rapidly-changing growth opportunities, then this is the place for you!

How to apply

If Loomery sounds like the sort of place you would like to work, and you think you could be a successful intern here, get in touch below sharing a CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role.

The interview process with Loomery usually consists of two rounds of video calls.

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