We believe that we have designed the very best entry level programme in the business, combining focussed structured training modules with practical learning by experience.
We want you to be ready not just for today, but for the future. During the 18 month programme you will rotate through our 4 different specialisms : JWT London, Prism, Colloquial and Mirum. You will gain essential industry qualifications from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and throughout your career you will continue to participate in our award winning Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.
Our training programme is designed to fast track you into an operational role and if you’re anything like the trainees we’ve had in previous years, it won’t be long before you’re making waves in the industry. Our trainees have risen to become CEOs here at JWT and many other agencies.
You will study and take core industry qualifications such as the IPA Foundation Certificate: our previous Pioneers achieved the best results of any Creative agency. As your career develops we will support you to take all of the IPA qualifications so that you can achieve your chartered MIPA status: we know the importance of professionalism and proven expertise. You will receive a broad ranging introduction to the industry with visits to media owners such as Google, production companies and other key creative production partners. You will also visit and spend time with other partner WPP communications businesses including media. And what is so special about Future Pioneers is that as you rotate through Prism, Mirum and Colloquial you will learn in depth about Social, Content, Digital, Experiential and Sports Sponsorship.
One of the really unique benefits of JWT’s programme is that you will train as part of a cohort working across the range of disciplines and specialisms meaning that your integrated knowledge and sense of fellowship across the JWT family is fostered immediately.
The programme culminates in two events. First, the week-long residential J.Walter Thompson International Craft Skills Seminar to consolidate your learning so far, which is hosted by a different JWT European office each year – Athens, Warsaw and Berlin are recent venues. You will work alongside counterparts from across the JWT global network on a live client brief and make lasting international friendships.
Second, the Chrissie Barker Award, which goes to the highest performer at the end of their first year. The prize is a two-week placement at a JWT office of your choice, anywhere in the world - Tokyo and Sydney have been recent winners’ picks.
JWT holds the highest industry training accolades: a record eight times IPA CPD Gold winner and current holder of five IPA Platinum Awards for sustained excellence in professional development. This means you will not find a better training programme in any other agency and we are passionate about your development throughout your career at JWT.
We’ll start you off with a competitive salary and a bonus on your first day plus 23 days holiday, life assurance, long-term disability insurance and health cover. Your salary will increase in line with your performance – along with other benefits like further holidays. Then there are all sorts of little extras, from discounts at local gyms to subsidised massages. Our office in Knightsbridge has a subsidised restaurant and bar and a rooftop terrace with views over Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
We welcome Part-time, Job Share and Flexible Working arrangements.
And we are proud members of Graduate Fog Employers Club committed to fair, ethical and inclusive recruitment. We are also proud members of MyGWork, the LGBT+ Business community.
So now you know a bit more about us we would love you to apply. Applications close on 12th October 2018. Please be aware that should you be shortlisted for interviews, you will need to be available for at least three hours for the full assessment during the week of 29 October.