Vero nextGEN 2024 Vietnam Applications Now Open!

Vero nextGEN 2024 Vietnam Applications Now Open!

Vero nextGEN program

Calling all aspiring communicators to join the new season of Vero nextGen 2024 Vietnam! The internship program is designed for ambitious and driven young communications talents in Vietnam seeking practical training and hands-on experiences in agency life. We know that communication consulting is a job you learn by doing, so we feel it is our responsibility to provide high-quality, real-world training to the new generation.

WHAT’S VERO NEXTGEN

Launched in 2020, Vero nextGEN is a bi-annual six-month internship and training program for young marketers and creatives in Southeast Asia. Based on the “career kickstart” model, the program gives the next generation of communication consultants unique access to mentorship, training, hands-on experiences, and networking. 

Vero nextGen places a strong emphasis on providing a hands-on experience: participants will be able to attend all client, media, and influencer conversations, both internal and external, giving them a glimpse of the agency life. 

While the Vero nextGEN program is designed to be selective and champion the most talented profiles, it is also designed to provide an opportunity of inclusion for students, graduates and young professionals who have disadvantages in accessing the conventional educational and early-career track. Disadvantaged and atypical profiles are also encouraged to apply. If their skill set and learning potential match expectations, they will be provided equal opportunity to join our program.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Passionate talents with:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Curious, ambitious and driven
  • Capacity to work with diverse backgrounds
  • A minimum of 3 years of education in relevant field
  • Proficiency in Vietnamese and English
  • Passion for communications and digital technology

WHY JOIN THE PROGRAM IN VIETNAM

Vero Vietnam award

Awarded Best Mid-Size Consultancy by PR Awards Asia Pacific last year, Vero’s Vietnam office is a dynamic environment where innovative strategies and creative solutions through collaborative teamwork. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the local landscape, the team spearheads impactful campaigns that resonate with audiences and drive tangible results for industry-leading brands.

Vero Vietnam

Taking part in the nextGEN program here opens a creative platform for passionate young Vietnamese to learn from the award-winning team members and gain invaluable insights into marketing and creative strategies.

  • Develop essential skills in communications
  • Gain hands-on experience with clients and campaigns
  • Learn from our team of experts
  • Build confidence and teamwork abilities
  • Help develop award-winning campaigns
  • Meet and learn from industry leaders
  • Join company trips and offsite training

OPEN POSITIONS

 

26 Feb
Deadline of application
27 Feb – 12 Mar
Deliberation period
18 Mar
Onboarding

 

TESTIMONIALS

Chau Giang

Having previously worked in a similar role at a different agency, “stepping down” to join Vero as an intern has been a decision I wholeheartedly cherish. The work culture here is simply unparalleled! I would go as far as to state that Vero is one of the very few workplaces that provides a highly democratic working environment, allowing everyone to flourish in their truest selves.
Nguyen Chau Giang — PR Account Executive

Lan Trang

Since joining Vero, my Marcom and PR skills have soared, and I’ve honed my proposal expertise. Transitioning from university, where collaboration was limited, I now thrive in a diverse team of experts spanning Account Management, Strategic Planning, Creative, and Media. Each brings unique talents and life experiences, enriching my perspective and fostering effective communication. What sets Vero apart is its supportive culture—my opinions mattered from day one, and leaders provided guidance and work-life balance reminders. Beyond work, I’ve embraced Saigon’s vibrant spirit. At Vero, it’s not just a job; it’s a community that empowers growth and celebrates life.
Nguyen Lan Trang — Strategic Planner

Yen Phi

Discovering Vero nextGEN on my college job board intrigued me. Despite initial unfamiliarity, I was impressed by Vero’s dynamic culture that’s evident in its online presence and projects. I embraced the challenge, submitted a video CV, and luckily got in! Assigned to PR and IMC account teams, I actively engaged in workshops led by managers, gaining insights into company dynamics, industry landscapes, and essential skills. I undertook independent tasks, and contributed to meetings, brainstorms, and hands-on projects, like a real communications professional, enriching my experience with real-world responsibilities.
Nguyen Truong Yen Phi — IMC Account Manager

 

Xin Chào, Saigon: Filipino nextGEN Interns Fly To Vietnam For Mentorship And Adventure

In January, Vero Philippines launched their first-ever nextGEN internship program.

The interns, myself included, were given the opportunity to visit Vero’s office in Ho Chi Minh City in March, where we met members of the Vietnam squad, and took part in mentorship sessions with top executives from various teams. During our visit, we learned about Vero’s values, culture, and the company’s strategies and practical lessons.

Meeting the Vietnam squad

When we arrived at Vero’s Ho Chi Minh office, our teammates introduced us to everyone in the office. Their professionalism and enthusiasm showed us that Vero’s values extend far beyond our office in Manila.

Jerico Rivera, the HR intern, noted that he was surprised by how big and agile the office space was. “Everyone seems excited about going to work every day because of the flexible and green environment. I love that the Vietnam team has a game room so they can hang out and have fun together. ” Rivera shared.

On our first day, the Vietnam team treated us to traditional Vietnamese snacks like Bánh Tráng Trộn, or rice paper salad, and Bánh Tráng Cuốn Trứng Lòng Đào, an egg wrapped in rice paper paired with Sốt tắc chấm bánh tráng, a dip made with tamarind sauce, chili sauce, and roasted peanut.

Meeting the Vietnam squadLearning industry secrets and culture from regional mentors

After settling in, it was time to get down to business. Our schedule was packed with mentorship sessions led by top executives from the IMC, Influence, PR, Data & Insights, People & Culture, and HR teams. These sessions provided us with a deeper understanding of each team’s role and function within the company, as well as their work dynamic, and the significance of their contribution to the company’s success.

“Our objective in sending our interns to one of our regional offices is to give them an opportunity to meet and learn from our leaders in Vietnam and Thailand. This was organized so they could develop their competence and receive mentorship from experienced professionals in the field,” Danica Marielle Vallano, HR Generalist at Vero Philippines, said.

During our first session, the IMC and Influence teams introduced us to TrueVibe, Vero’s tool for identifying the most suitable influencer for a campaign, demonstrating Vero’s commitment to pairing brands with the right collaborators. “I gained insights into how the company uses data to make strategic decisions on influencer selection and campaign design, I also learned that consulting with departmental experts across the team is crucial in interpreting the data collected,” said Martina Giron, Data and Insights intern.

While in the Vietnam office, we were able to sit down and speak with Vero’s Data & Insights Director, Nguyen Thach. He stressed the importance of being intelligence-driven when consulting brands. In his session, we discovered that optimizing data helps clients make informed decisions, fulfill their goals, and explore possibilities beyond the norm.

Aside from the company’s tactics, we also learned practical lessons from Raphael Lachkar, Vero’s Chief Operating Officer. He shared case studies and real-life experiences that taught us how to work with clients, improve our approach to handling wins and losses, and resolve challenges. He also reminded us that a big idea should not only generate buzz, but must also show the brand’s identity to the audience through strong, concise, and creative messaging. “Through Raph’s mentorship session, I saw that as a consultancy agency, it is our responsibility to challenge ideas to make sure they meet the client’s needs, provide better solutions, and help clients gain clarity on their brief” Hazel Cabillo, the IMC Accounts intern, shared.

We also spoke to Vero’s HR and People & Culture team. Looking at Vero’s history, we were able to understand how the company’s culture and values evolved growing into a diverse team that values collaborative work, autonomy, and lifelong learning through its core values of trust, kindness, and curiosity.

“Through the mentorship sessions, I learned how Vero works as a team, from their internal processes and relationships to the contributions of different regional offices that make it a competent and reliable company,” shared Sherina Santos, PR Account Executive intern.

Discovering Ho Chi Minh City’s rich culture

After soaking up valuable insights, we made the most of our fourth day in Ho Chi Minh City by exploring the different areas the city had to offer. Our first stop was Book Street, which showed the city’s vibrant reading culture. Then we went to see the Central Post Office, whose French architectural design is admired by tourists (and where Martina enjoyed collecting postcards!). 

After a few hours of strolling around, we had lunch at an Instagram-famous rooftop restaurant, Secret Garden. Hidden in an old apartment building, it offers a lovely view of the colorful Pasteur Street. Our meal was the highlight of the day where we tried their signature Xôi chiên (deep-fried sticky rice with minced pork and shrimp), Tôm chiên bao vừng (fried prawn with pork and sesame), and Tôm cuộn cải xanh (boiled prawn rolled with mustard green and fresh noodles). After lunch, we visited the Ho Chi Minh Museum, where we learned about the country’s struggles during the Vietnam War, and saw local vintage handicrafts, revolutionary era artifacts, and the city’s traditional arts.

We also had the chance to visit,  Ben Thanh Market, a famous shopping destination, and the vibrant and popular Nguyen Hue Walking Street, which is surrounded by high-rise buildings, restaurants, and street foods. 

As we explored the city we realized how similar Ho Chi Minh is to Manila, especially when it comes to the weather. However, we were excited to learn about Vietnamese culture throughout our stay. “It’s clear that Vietnamese people are very proud of their culture and heritage. I loved learning about Vietnamese taste, and aesthetics through architecture, food, and fashion,” says Giron. 

Discovering Ho Chi Minh City’s rich culture

From the series of workshops tailored to develop our competence to the activities and meals we shared together, we saw Vero’s core values and commitment to helping shape the next generation of talent.   

“This trip strengthened my eagerness to learn, as it gave me an opportunity to broaden my knowledge. I will use this momentum to keep developing and taking steps to enhance my career,” said Santos. 

Our trip to Vietnam left us with many lessons. We learned that every market is different, offering distinct opportunities for growth. It was also eye-opening to experience a multicultural workplace that emphasized the importance of diversity. Seeing the autonomy of team members and the trust they have for each other in their work was inspiring. Moreover, everyone we met was kind and welcoming, making our stay memorable.

The communications industry is typically competitive and demanding, but our adventure in Vietnam proves that being equipped with the right skills and knowledge and working with a great team can make work fun, exciting, and engaging.

If you’re looking to kickstart your career with one of the leading PR and Digital Marketing agencies in Southeast Asia, sign up for our upcoming internship opportunities! You can reach us at manila@vero-asean.com or you can fill out our Contact Form.