How to become an UP member
So you like the idea of becoming part of a global team that works in distributed teams through the cloud. But what does that mean?
UP doesn't have traditional offices. Or employees. All of our members work remotely though the cloud, and they have for many years.
UP members might work at one of our Creative Hubs in Stockholm, Malmö, Uppsala, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Guildford, Sydney, or New York. Or at their own home offices, a local cafe, or a client's office.
We don't offer traditional employment
We are not after a network of freelancers. We believe there’s much better model. We call it e-ployment®.
Instead, we have a closely-knit community of members. Independent professionals who find us by referral from existing members or clients, and who have a past track record of successful work.
Not everyone can join UP
Every week we get applicants wanting to join us from all over the world and we turn the majority down because they do not come with a referral or they do not have the necessary background.
We seek out like-minded individuals who excel in the particular creative, digital or marketing role in which they specialize. The quality of work that we deliver for our clients is paramount and totally dependent on the people in our community, so we place enormous focus on our membership recruitment and induction process. Induction covers how UP operates, the software platforms we all use, the processes we work by so everything UP does is consistent and uniform, right across the globe.
Members by referral only
It’s fair to say that the demands we place on members and the way we work as a connected-community are not for everyone. An application to join UP requires a referral from at least one existing member and an endorsement from a second member after a personal interview.
Apart from demonstrating excellence in a particular area, candidates have to agree to abide by a simple set of our Rules and Business Conditions before membership is approved. And they must bring something to the table that UP does not already have.
UP is seeking certain skills. Here's who we're looking for right now.
Apply for membership
To be considered for UP membership, please complete the application form.