Saturday, 11 September 2010

2011 Grad Schemes: The List

You will not (happily) be working with these people.

Hi gang.

As it’s graduate recruitment season, I thought it would be a good idea to run down which agencies are (currently) doing what, and provide some helpful links.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and for any agencies who are reading this and want to promote their grad scheme (little or large, UK or not), shoot me an email.

AMV-BBDO: Their graduate page is here, with some details about the 2011 scheme – it will open in mid September 2010. First round interviews will be on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November 2010. Final round interviews will be on Friday 10th December 2010.

BBH: No graduate scheme this yearas to this year’s intake, but keep an eye on their London office’s twitter here.

BMB: Their site says they are finalising bits and bobs, but keep an eye here for the opening date.

CHI: Their page has a graduate page, but no news as yet. It should open soon, if recent years are anything to go by.

Dare: Their 2011 grad scheme has yet to be announced, but keep an eye on the Facebook page – it should be announced nearer December/January time if they run one next year.

DDB London: These guys have just opened their grad scheme, with the details here and the Facebook group here. Applications close 29th of October.

Engine: As noted in the comments, these guys have opened their grad scheme now. Applications close on 20th November 2010. They'll contact you by the end of December to let you know whether you've been selected to attend a first interview.

JWT London: Their scheme has opened, and you can see more details here. In short the deadline is Wednesday 3rd November 2010, with interviews the week commencing 22nd November 2010. If you’re successful at interview, they’ll invite you to a two day seminar on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th December 2010.

Ogilvy: The graduate scheme is here. Sadly, the 2010 intake has closed, but you can sign up to follow their twitter here.

Leo Burnett: Check the Facebook page out here, or click on the link to their site. The recent grads have a newly minted blog too, which is here, and if you have any further questions of the Grad team,
email them. Their deadline is midnight on the 1st of October, for a start date early 2011. Get your skates on.

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe: Their page is unusually quiet, but it’s worth watching their blog for more details.

McCann London: Their McAcademy has ended this year, but if it is run next year (too early to tell – their site hasn’t been updated to say whether or not), it applications will open from July/August time.

MCBD: I can’t see any evidence of a grad scheme this year, but it’s worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page, which should liven up soon if they’re recruiting this year.

Publicis London: No news on the new summer school, but it is due to launch soon, if their Facebook page is to be believed.

VCCP London: Their site appears not to be working (?), but here’s their twitter stream.

WPP Fellowship: The fellowship is open now, and you can click here to find out more. Essentially, the deadline is 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 11th of November.

I hope those are all helpful.

19 comments:

S4R said...

Thanks guys as always.

Simon W said...

Hi, just to let you know there is also the Engine Group grad scheme.

http://www.theenginegroup.com/site-information/careers.html

Simon

Will said...

Cheers Simon. We'll pop it up.

yazna said...

Hi, according to their Twitter BBH won't have a grad scheme this year. :/

Jackson Edmonds said...

thanks for this, love this blog always find it so useful.

Chris Hall said...

Brlliant post.

Awesome blog.

Cheers guys :D

Anonymous said...

What about M&C Saatchi - are they doing anything this year? Their facebook page seems to indicate so, but I can't see any details!

Will said...

Hi Anon. The M&C Saatchi scheme IS happening, and is up in the latest post:

http://bit.ly/new2011gradschemes

Will said...

Hi folks, just to let you know dare's scheme is now open on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/daregrads

Our deadline is 15th November.

Also, you may know we're intending to merge with our sister agency MCBD. The details are still being worked out but we're combining our grad programmes.

All applications will be taken through the dare Facebook page.

Thanks,

Will (from Dare)

stephburningham said...

Cheers for this list!!

KATRINA-DAVIES said...

Thanks guys!! i will find this really useful! :D

Jay said...

Is BMB up to their old tricks? Their website seems to indicate some kind of exclusivity in their grad recruitment.

Harmless as their intentions may be I'm afraid it seems that they fail to see what people may read between the lines could have as much an affect as the lines themselves.

Will said...

Jay - it looks like their scheme opens on the 1st of November.

Frances said...

AdGrads has literally saved my life in organising where I want to apply. THANK YOU!

It's hard enough being creative on 15-2 application forms, without having to be creative about finding the agencies in the first place ;)

Lydia said...

does anyone know if MCSAATCHI scheme is paid ??

Cal said...

Not sure it will be of massive interest, but Argos have a good scheme if you would like to have a look at retail careers.

I have applied to them and I've heard good things about their graduate training schemes.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Is there any news on the TBWA london office grad scheme?

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