Zara Akhtar

Digital Account Assistant

Zara Akhtar

I love...

New media - 30%
TV and film - 60%
My cuddly toys - 10%

What attracted me to the tree?

I’ve been passionate about getting into a career in digital media for as long as I can remember. When I was given the chance to join the tree as an Apprentice it couldn’t have been a more perfect opportunity. I’m completely submersed in all social and digital media here and get to work across some really cool brands.

My experience

As you can imagine coming straight from school to join the tree as an apprentice my career to date has been brief. However, what I’ve lacked in commercial experience, I’ve more than made up for in-on-the ground learning using and adapting new media such as Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr.

I studied English Literature, Media Studies and Psychology for A-Level. I’ve created short films and campaigns for local businesses and last summer I was privileged enough to have taken part in ‘The Challenge’ a programme accredited by NCS. Oh and how could I not mention, I’m obsessed with TV and film, so much so I even manage my own blog discussing what’s going on in TV land. I guess being interested and interesting really helps me at the tree.

Meet the team

Be interesting and interested. That's what we ask of our staff.

The opportunity to build a team and service clients using your own ideas is exciting, isn’t it?

No one would mind me saying that this is a diverse and unique mix of individuals.’s a young, exciting organisation that’s ready to blossom

From my very first interview, I had a great feeling about the tree.

There’s a brilliant atmosphere here, and you can see that reflected in the quality of work.

Trying to overcome my crisp addiction one day at a time.

Design, Design, Design!!!

A mind is like a parachute – it doesn't work if it's not open!

You have to be tech sharp in marketing. We're developing our own products which is great.

Filming the moving world can generate masses of emotion for viewers

Why not try and have some fun with work, fancy a beer?

Jonathan Foan

Their passion for what they do is beyond infectious and is instantly inspiring.

There is such a collaborative nature working here.

Dominic Pearson


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