Culture – WAA Chosen Blog


We’re proud of who we are and what we achieve for our clients. We’ve been ‘Investors In People’ (IIP) accredited since 1997, when we became the first agency in the UK to earn the status. In 2019 we achieved IIP Gold status which means that we’re recognised for empowering and developing our staff to the highest standard.

We’ve regularly appeared in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies To Work For (we’ve been voted in the Top 10 most inspirational places to work) and 2021 has seen us voted as one of the top 100 companies to work for in the UK.

And that’s not all, because we’re exceptionally pleased to say that we are one of only 120 companies in the UK to achieve a three-star Best Companies award – that means we have extraordinary levels of workplace engagement. And that’s all based on what our team has to say about us!

So, what makes us WAA Chosen? Our culture is open and collaborative because the best performances come when the floor is open. Big ideas, not big egos.

Furthermore, out-thinking the competition isn’t always easy, so we make time for regular social events, Friday after-work drinks in our bar and just the occasional game of pool.



Joining us brings a range of rewards, including:

  • A competitive salary
  • 26 days of annual leave per annum, including three discretionary days at Christmas, plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension contributions in line with auto-enrolment
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • Quarterly social events with a difference
  • An annual Company Day and Christmas party blow out

Once you’re on-board, you’ll find there’s regular support on hand, along with access to the tools you need to progress. There’s a comprehensive induction plan for all new starters and one, two and three month reviews to check you’re settling in.

Throughout your career here, you’ll also receive quarterly developmental one-to-ones, and benefit from a continuous internal training programme, run by leaders from across the business.

That’s all in addition to a range of training opportunities through professional bodies like the IPA, CIM, CIPR and D&AD, helping you be the best you can be.