Monday, 18 January 2010

Two more opportunities....

It never rains but it pours. Two more opportunities have landed with us.

The first is with Iris, whose scheme closes on the 31st of January.

This year they have revamped their scheme and it includes:

· A two-year programme with four six-month rotations across planning, account management and specialist disciplines (PR, digital and experiential) with one placement in a global location.

· Guidance from board level mentor and iris buddies

· Accredited learning from the CAM foundation

· Monthly seminars with industry speakers to get an insight into the client side of advertising and marketing

· Peer group time dedicated to sharing, learning and supporting each other

· Over 24 workshops focused on key aspects of the account handler role

· Six integration days providing exposure to all of iris’ disciplines

The application form can be downloaded here: and there is also info on how to get a creative grad placement there too (‘The Bunker’) Wannabe-grads can also find us on facebook or twitter (@irisgrads).

The second opportunity is with the Brooklyn Brothers, who are a very new creative hotshop.

They've just launched the Brooklyn Brotherhood. Check it out - it looks very interesting. Not your typical application. It closes on the 31st of March.

Best of luck with both of them.


Unknown said...


I think it's a great news because opportunities are there.

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Anonymous said...

Hi guys, love the blog.

This may sound kind of controversial but are all the advertising and marketing jobs for white the middle classes only? I'm not a white middle class guy but I have spent the last 13-14 months getting agency experience and marketing experience. I am still not good enough (unemployed). If I was 'ethnic' and went to Oxbridge I would be sorted I guess but my decent degree with my shed load of agency experience and my brown face isn't good enough. All my interviews have involved middle class and (mostly) upper class white women with unusual names or older (40+) white guys with posh accents and years of experience. I am not using the race card but even in my agency experience involving 2 top agencies I have only seen 2/3 ethnic looking people and one of them was an accountant! Am I too brown to become a global account director one day? Should I have tried to be a rapper or footballer? Rant over! Any thoughts or feelings would be welcomed please don't just delete this comment as it's a tough subject that I am sure affects quite a few people. Maybe I am being a tad dramatic but I have tried, I have been proactive and I am an all round great guy!

Will said...

Hi Anon,

Thanks for the comment. As someone who is both white, and middle class, I would have to say that yes, the industry is very white, and very middle class.

That's not to say that it's not changing - it's certainly a lot better than it was, back in the day (of course, waaay back in the day, there weren't many women in the business, never mind anything else).

Sam is much better qualified to answer this one than me, and I'll give him a nod about this. In short, I think it's not half of the problem it was.

With a good degree and agency experience, you should slot in. If you're good/tenacious, you'll get in - regardless of ethnic background.

Anonymous said...

I think the comment was bourne out of fustration. I am a black guy from the wrong side of the tracks....well not really I live in a lovely area no gun crime at all! Just keep graftin and being tenacious as Will said and I am sure it will happen theres plenty of people in the smae boat. I know some children with rich parents who wish they had agency experience not just an inheritence or trust fund. No need to go all poor ethnic me on us its a hard graft but good things aren't easy ya digg!

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