Builtvisible Career Architect
A unique digital marketing progression framework that puts you in the driving seat of your own career.
What is Career Architect?
Our Career Architect framework is an explicit acknowledgement that we’re a people business, and built on our core value of investing in our own development, it underpins everything we do at Builtvisible.
Whether you’re joining us on the first step of your digital marketing journey or making a leap into a senior role, our proven approach to helping people achieve their goals in a safe yet challenging environment is the jewel in the crown of our agency.
We’re fiercely proud of our employee retention rate but are under no illusions that some things don’t last forever. As such, Career Architect exists to create the ultimate win-win scenario where, regardless of where the journey goes, both agency and employee mutually benefit each other throughout.
And the evidence is all around – be that in our home-grown leadership team (70% have worked their way up from junior positions, including Geoff our CEO) or in those who have flown the nest to take up their dream jobs in senior digital marketing positions elsewhere.
- 70% of Builtvisible's management team is homegrown
- 5 years average staff tenure
- All-time 72% career progression rate
- 20% average reduction in time to promotion
- 4 consecutive years of reducing staff turnover
How it works
Career Architect is comprised of a continuous 4-step cycle that takes your own personal objectives and aligns them with those of the agency.
Everything is led first and foremost by self-assessment, while peer review is handled in a safe, controlled environment. This structure increases self-awareness, gives you autonomy and means you have the freedom to explore your professional and personal potential within the vast scope of possibility that life at Builtvisible provides.
Goal-setting and management structures grounded in neuroscience means personal development is an “always on” activity and achieving your goals, both inside and outside of Builtvisible, is never left to chance.
- Personal characteristics & behaviours
- Personal development plan
Personal characteristics & behaviours
Clear set of personal behaviours and characteristics that we believe makes not only great digital marketers but great human beings. Within these broad ideas everyone who passes through Builtvisible brings something unique to the party. Personal growth starts with giving you the space and freedom to be yourself so this is where we start.
Clear, measurable competencies are broken down by role, remit and seniority, giving you a complete overview about what is expected in the role you have and the role you want. This clarity and transparency facilitates open, honest conversations with everyone’s best interests at heart, and means both vertical and horizontal progression paths exist for everyone within the agency.
Self-awareness is critical to personal development, which is why we provide a self-assessment framework to put you front and centre of your own career plan. Every conversation begins with your thoughts, feelings and perceptions rather than those of managers or people around you – ensuring a holistic, balanced approach to reviewing progress towards your goals and aspirations.
Personal development plan
Whether you’re at Builtvisible for the long haul or as a stopover to your next stage, we will work with you to create a win-win personal development plan that focuses on your career not just your role, you as a person not just a marketer and stretches you in a responsible way. Evidence-based neuroscience principles underpin all goal setting at Builtvisible meaning your career is in safe hands.
Don’t just take our word for it!
The 7 years I spent at Builtvisible not only helped me to develop a diverse professional skillset, but equipped me with the autonomy and industry awareness to decide what I wanted from the rest of my career.
I joined the agency in a junior role with no relevant experience and left as the head of a department I created - this is thanks in no small part to the trust which the agency places in its people, and the ownership it gives them over their careers.
Working at Builtvisible allowed me to really figure out what it is I want to do with my career. I joined almost 4 years ago as a Content Consultant; I loved being in the content team and learnt so much about the product, but I came to realise that the parts of the job I enjoyed the most and excelled in were client comms and strategy.
After discussing this with my manager, I transitioned to the Client Services team as an Account Manager. The support I got was incredible, it made me feel able to test out making this jump across teams, and now I have worked my way up to CS Account Director.
Builtvisible believed in me from day one, and supported me to achieve some of my biggest career milestones. During my interview I had stated that it was a long-term goal of mine to be a line manager one day, and the agency made that happen for me within one year of working there. After some introspection during lockdown, I realised that I would eventually want to return to an in-house role, which is where I began my journey into SEO.
The agency was incredibly supportive of me figuring out the next step in my career, and with the skills I developed here I now have the opportunity to do SEO for my dream company. Builtvisible really take care of their employees and help them build the careers they really want, whether that's within the agency or beyond.