Apprentice Account Executive Leo Burnett

As an Account Executive you will work in the Account Management department liaising with our clients to organise and produce the ideas we create as an agency.

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Apprenticeship summary

As an Account Executive on McDonald’s you will be working on an established and thriving account within Leo Burnett, that is fast paced and exciting. It’s a high-profile piece of business, with a large sociable team that touches all points of the agency right up to the CEO.

With a strong tone of voice and vast creative output, the Leo Burnett team creates hundreds of adverts a year across all touch points, including TV, radio, print and digital.

The role itself will span across multiple parts of the business, meaning there is always a fresh challenge ahead and new problems to get your teeth stuck into. Whether it is tempting people to try the latest burger innovation, redefining what the nation thinks about coffee, or getting as many kids as possible to swap fries for carrot sticks, there is no shortage of opportunity for an account executive to get involved in.

We are also proud of the strong relationship that we have with our clients, who are genuine and down-to-earth, core values we really think are essential here at Leo’s. We believe in making brilliant industry leading creative work, whilst having fun along the way.

The role in the McDonald’s team will involve working into an Account Manager and Account Director, as you fit into the 20 person strong account team. It would suit a self-starter who is comfortable juggling multiple work streams, is keen to learn and is highly organised.

With high levels of responsibility and regular access to senior people within the Agency, this position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn and create some of the best work in the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the AD and AM on the implementation of client projects so that they run smoothly and efficiently, from developing timelines and co-ordinating client approvals to preparing materials for client-facing meetings
  • Coordinating and managing pre-production and post-production across a variety of campaigns in all media – across ATL inc. digital
  • Developing strong agency relationships, to ensure that work is delivered efficiently and to the highest possible standard
  • Working collaboratively with other roster agencies to ensure the best possible creative product across all touch points
  • Building trust with clients through developing open and honest relationships
  • To regularly share external inspiration and case studies both internally and with the client
  • To manage day to day finances and make sure all jobs are reconciled in a timely manner and are on budget

Key competencies:

The candidate needs to have a strong desire to work in the creative industries and a thirst to learn about how to make compelling communications. They should be interested in good ideas and how they can solve business problems.

They need to be proactive, able to drive projects forward and make things happen. They should be able to demonstrate how they have worked independently. They need to feel confident working in a fast-paced environment while sharing their own learning and expertise.

The Person (Personal Attributes):

  • They must have excellent people skills and be able to work closely with their team, the creative department, other agencies and clients. A can-do attitude is a must!
  • They need a passion for creative work and an ambition to always deliver the best creative product
  • They must be articulate and persuasive
  • They must be flexible and have the drive to get ‘stuck in’ with every project – doing what’s needed to make things happen or looking for ways of improving
  • They should set the highest of standards, be well-organised and take pride in their attention to detail
  • They need to be a constant source of inspiration to the team through relentlessly looking for a different approach in everything they do
  • They must have an inclusive mindset and promote diversity and inclusion
  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 6.00pm with an hour lunch, however 20% of your time will be dedicated to studying. Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Date posted


  • Expected start date


  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Advertising and Media Executive

  • Apprenticeship level


  • Reference number


  • Training Provider

    The Bauer Academy

  • Location


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Strong organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Can do attitude
  • A passion for creativity
  • Good with people

Desired qualifications

English GCSE or equivalents.

Future prospects

To be confirmed. 

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the Employer

Leo Burnett are an advertising creative agency that creates and produces ideas and advertising for some of the biggest brands in the world.


Leo Burnett