Marketing Graduate Schemes

Are you a strong communicator with the ability to influence on a small and large scale?  Do you have an analytical and creative mind, able to turn even the most mundane message into a must see?  Can you organise, plan, and prioritise logically?

If this sounds like you, then a career in the marketing industry could prove to be very exciting and rewarding for you.

Marketing is one of the most varied and challenging industries in the world, constantly evolving to keep up with ever changing global trends.

Experts in this field are more sought after than ever before, as the ways in which organisations monitor consumer behaviour and formulate marketing campaigns are becoming more and more innovative.

Marketing Pros and Cons

Pros

Excellent learning and development opportunities throughout the industry.

Fast moving industry.

Generally, creative and exciting individuals work in marketing.

Cons

Can be very competitive, at times to the detriment of projects.

Marketing Sector Leaders

WPP

WPP recruits a small number of graduates on an annual basis.  The organisation is looking for those with a marketing related degree, and preferable some prior experience in the industry, be that through a summer placement or a previous job.  Marketing Fellowships at WPP are made up of three placements, each one year in length,

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M&C Saatchi

In order to be eligible for the M&C Saatchi graduate programme, candidates need to have attained at least a 2:1 at degree level.  Although marketing and related degree disciplines are preferred, high quality candidates will always be considered, regardless of their qualification. The M&C graduate career path is fairly straightforward, with candidates first being placed

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DDB

DDB do not currently place graduates in the United Kingdom, however they do offer a wide variety of direct entry positions across their organisation.  The company works in a number of advertising sectors, and looks to recruit into roles from account management to web and technical development. Although not a pre-requisite, a degree in a

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BBH

BBH do not operate a traditional graduate scheme, however they do have a recruitment initiative known as “Home Grown.”  Throughout the year, BBH periodically interview for internship positions, which can last from two weeks up to three months.  Candidates who display a real passion for the industry and make a difference during their internship will

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AMV BBDO

AMV BBDO run a training programme that they call the AMV Academy.  This consists of new intake graduates undergoing an initial eight-week induction upon joining.  The course lasts a period of twelve months, during which you will fully learn the ins and outs of the business as well as playing a part in some of

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All Marketing Graduate Schemes

WPP

WPP recruits a small number of graduates on an annual basis.  The organisation is looking for those with a marketing related degree, and preferable some prior experience in the industry, be that through a summer placement or a previous job.  Marketing Fellowships at WPP are made up of three placements, each one year in length,

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TBWA

Although TBWA do operate a graduate scheme, they source most of their candidates through direct entry positions.  As the business also offers a ten-week summer placement, this is likely to be your best chance of getting your foot in the door, as TBWA do not recruit graduates on a consistent basis. The organisation is most

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Publicis

Graduates at Publicis are treated like anything but new employees.  Right from day one, you will be expected to make a telling and positive contribution to the business area in which you work.  Publicis will not oversell you anything, you will be immediately exposed to the hard work, and late nights yet hopefully find the

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Ogilvy

To apply for an Ogilvy graduate placement, candidates do not need to have completed a degree, although having done so will give you a clear advantage throughout the recruitment process.  The business is focussed on recruiting creative, independent thinkers with the ability to influence on a global level. Depending on the specific graduate scheme you

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Mother

Candidates are required to directly contact Mother to enquire regarding current vacancies.  The agency is always looking for creative minds, with the ability to influence and bring something different into their world.  A background in marketing or a qualification is not necessary; simply a passion for life and communications will stand you in good stead

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M&C Saatchi

In order to be eligible for the M&C Saatchi graduate programme, candidates need to have attained at least a 2:1 at degree level.  Although marketing and related degree disciplines are preferred, high quality candidates will always be considered, regardless of their qualification. The M&C graduate career path is fairly straightforward, with candidates first being placed

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Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett asks candidates to enquire directly to the firm’s recruitment leader regarding vacancies.  The organisation is looking for creative thinkers, with the ability to clearly analyse and think in a solution-orientated manner.  Although it is not a requirement to have a marketing degree, a background in the industry of some description will definitely be

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DDB

DDB do not currently place graduates in the United Kingdom, however they do offer a wide variety of direct entry positions across their organisation.  The company works in a number of advertising sectors, and looks to recruit into roles from account management to web and technical development. Although not a pre-requisite, a degree in a

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BBH

BBH do not operate a traditional graduate scheme, however they do have a recruitment initiative known as “Home Grown.”  Throughout the year, BBH periodically interview for internship positions, which can last from two weeks up to three months.  Candidates who display a real passion for the industry and make a difference during their internship will

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