Sunday, 30 October 2011

Four is a magic number?

Hi gang.

As an addition to the reasonably exhaustive 2011 grad scheme post, there's a further four graduate opportunities that have winged their way to me here at AdGrads towers. So, without further ado:

"Albion London is a dynamic independent advertising agency based in Shoreditch with clients such as Air New Zealand, Jose Cuervo and Epson. They are looking to recruit an assistant for their marketing team, one who will be excited about the company and keen to develop and progress their role as the company grows. Candidates will be involved in every stage of the pitch process and help promote Albion (through day-to-day PR and events such as Albion Society) as well as ensuring smooth running of the office. Additionally, there is also the opportunity to work closely with the CEO. Albion are conducting interviews over the next two weeks with a view to starting as soon as possible after this so if you’re interested please contact jobs at for the full job description with your CV and a covering letter."

There is no formal deadline, but the guys are looking to hire as soon as possible, so get involved - they want someone to start in early November.

CHI's grad scheme has opened. Check it out here. The deadline's the 25th of November, and they will let you know by the 2nd of December whether you've got an interview.

"The Communications Agency (TCA) is looking for an intern for a 3-month placement, starting immediately, working in our partnerships team. You will help us to brainstorm, sell in and activate brand partnerships for a prestigious portfolio of film and leisure clients including Universal Studios and British Airways. For the right candidate, this could even lead to a permanent graduate role. Go to and email your CV to the recruitment email address, subject "Partnerships Intern". TCA is a vibrant and award-winning, independent integrated agency whose clients include American Express, Argos, British Airways, The Balvenie, Royal Bank of Scotland, Universal Studios, Warner Bros and Momentum Pictures".

Again, there's no set deadline for this one - it's to start ASAP.

ZenithOptimedia (MediaWeek agency of the year 2010) are recruiting graduates to work in a variety of roles including media planning and buying, branded content, digital, search and strategic insights. We have a raft of fantastic clients you would potentially be working on such as L'Oreal, O2, Mars, Molsoon Coors, British Airways and Compare The Market, amongst others. As a graduate at ZenithOptimedia you would also have the opportunity to study toward IPA and Google GAP professional qualifications, as well as being part of an industry renowned graduate programme. We hire all year round (we don't have set intake dates - though one of the questions on the talent hub asking when you can next start/only giving a few fixed dates. Any applicants should answer this question with the date closest to when they can begin.

There's no deadline for this one - and there are a multitude of roles.

So gang, get applying. And, good luck.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Two unique opportunities....

They don't knock, but they might tick.

Hi guys.

I've just been alerted to two of graduate/junior roles, all of which I think could be filled by AdGrads readers.

Both are from KesselsKramer - their London office, the KK Outlet, is looking for two people for two roles.

1) A smart strategist. KK Outlet is looking for a smart strategist who is also super organised who is also able to manage accounts who is also able to get their hands dirty. KK Outlet is KesselsKramer's London office based in Hoxton square – it's a cultural centre, thanks to its gallery and a communications agency with projects and clients in London and Europe. The suitable person is expected to manage some key accounts as well as work on new business, new briefings and the cultural output of the agency. Two years experience, but less is ok if you're the right fit and send a nice email. Details – about work and about yourself please – to info at

2) A talented writer. KK Outlet (KesselsKramer's London office) is looking for a talented writer who is also a very smart conceptual thinker who is able to write anything be it copy, business solutions, short stories, short films, even shorter press releases, letters to lawyers, obituaries, product recall ads, book blurbs, amazon reviews or whisky labels, and can explain a good idea in words so effortlessly that those listening will faint with admiration. You don't need to have an advertising background, but if you do 1 or 2 or so years experience will do. Details – some work and any personal projects please – to info at

Good luck, guys.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Ad Agency Grad Schemes - 2011/12...

Some of these folks may end up working in adland....

Hi all.

This is (probably) the post you've been waiting for, if you're a regular reader of the site. The list of ad agencies that are running graduate schemes in the second half of 2011 are below. I'm sure I've missed one or two - do let me know in the comments:


Shortly to open in October 2011 (here). You can keep an eye on the latest comings and goings by following their twitter account.


BBH have no ‘formal’ graduate scheme running at the moment; instead, they have two initiatives – one of which is a ten week internship (the twitter’s here), though it appears the deadline’s past (and I’m unclear about whether it is US only or UK and US – does anyone from BBH London want to comment?), and another which is a formalised placement scheme. Check them out.


BMB are running a ‘non grad grad scheme’, which is shortly to open. Whether you have a degree or not, you can apply. Keep an eye on it – it reportedly opens on the 1st of November.


CHI’s grad scheme is due to open in December 2011. Watch this page like a hawk, as well as their twitter-stream.


The Chime group (which comprises of Ad Agencies - VCCP - design and PR) are shortly to open their scheme. The page should be fully functional/open in November 2011.


Dare’s grad scheme has yet to re-open this year. However, their Facebook page (which they used to recruit last year) hints that the graduate scheme is going to open in the Autumn. Their twitter streams (both for main agency and the graduates) should provide a hint as to when it’s going to open.

DAS Accelerate:

The DAS scheme has just launched. It shuts on the 3rd of January 2012. You can find out more about it on the DAS link above, or go straight to the application page here. Alternatively, you can check out their twitter here.

DLKW Lowe:

My old agency is looking for bright grads to come and join. You can find more details here. You’ll have to apply before midday on the 9th of November.


Elvis are shortly to announce their 2011 graduate scheme. Any activity will take place on their Facebook wall, which you can see here. Applications will open in Autumn.

JWT London:

JWT's graduate scheme is happening this year - find out more here and on the Facebook page (and the twitter stream). Applications shut on the 2nd of November.

Leo Burnett:

Leo’s have just launched their new graduate scheme, called ‘The Foundry’, aimed at both account handlers and planners. You can find out more about it here. (UPDATE - THE FACEBOOK PAGE IS NOW LIVE. ). Their twitter stream is here. Applications close on Friday 28th of October.

M&C Saatchi:

M&C’s site indicates that they are going to be recruiting graduates this year, but the link re-directs to a broken email link. They’ve recruited every year since I’ve written AdGrads, so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled.


Ogilvy have a bumper crop of schemes that are shortly to open. They've been in touch. Both the Ogilvy Fellowship and Planning Fellowship open on the 14th of November, and will close on the 8th of January 2012. There's also a two month 'Summer Fellowship', which is going to open in early 2012. You can find out more about the Ogilvy Fellows by looking at their Facebook page, their twitter account or by looking on Youtube. Also, they are launching a competition on Monday (10th of October) for potential applicants to their open night, where top speakers from the group will be chatting. To get a place, you should write a tweet explaining why, and hashtagging it #OgilvyOpenNight.


UPDATED: Rainey's grad scheme (for account management) is now live. It closes on the 28th of October.

WPP Fellowship:

WPP's 'golden ticket', 3 year, multiple country and marketing discipline scheme is now open. It shuts Thursday 10th of November at midday, GMT.

Good luck with all of these, guys. Again, let me know if I've missed any.