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12/04/2022

Work Experience: VCCP Ad School – 20th to 25th June

Interested in a career in advertising but not really sure how it works? Well, we have the perfect opportunity to kick start your career!

We are opening our doors again for a week-long summer Ad School at our HQ in London Victoria, and you can apply now!

WHAT IS AD SCHOOL?

We wanted to challenge the stereotype of the normal ad school experience – there’s no tea and coffee making during this week! Instead you get a jam-packed week giving you a genuine insight into life in an advertising agency. 

From creative to planning, production to account management, you’ll leave the week knowing exactly how a fully integrated campaign comes together.

You’ll have a timetable full of talks from industry leading specialists, armed with all the information required to pull together your very own campaign. The other half of your week is spent with the help of your mentors and fellow ad school team to deliver a pitch for a live brief in the agency. 

Ad school is a massive opportunity for anyone who thinks they might be interested in working in advertising. 

You don’t need to have experience or even any idea what actually goes on within an agency, when I was at uni I had no idea what a planner was and now I am one. 

You learn a huge amount, you get to work with people from all over the agency, and you make some great work. Plus it’s fun, which helps.

It’s far from a week of doing coffee runs, it’s genuine ad industry work experience that can lead to you getting a job… it worked for me anyway!

 

    • Ali Brown, Previous Ad Schooler, and now Planner at VCCP

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated applicants aged 18+, who have a desire to find out more about advertising and where they may fit into the industry. Simple as that, no other requirements!

VCCP London houses almost 800 staff alone, and is a melting pot of specialists. Some are highly creative, some are more analytical and some are simply brilliant with people. To give you an idea of the kind of skills, knowledge and talents we look for when we recruit, we have detailed just a few of the job roles, below, which make up our award-winning team.

WHAT JOBS ARE THERE AT AN ADVERTISING AGENCY?

We have a range of roles at VCCP, but put simply we summarise them in 3 ways

Thinkers

Often thinkers like to read, and share ideas:

  • Researchers
  • Historians
  • Mathematicians

Doers

Often doers are well organised and good with people:

  • Organised people
  • Managers
  • Producers

Makers

Often makers are creative and artistic:

  • English students
  • Graphic designers
  • Photographers

HOW TO APPLY?

It's simple! There are two parts to our application process, you can apply via the form here.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 20th May

£100 travel expenses paid. Age: 18+

Ad school is a massive opportunity for anyone who thinks they might be interested in working in advertising. You don’t need to have experience or even any idea what actually goes on within an agency, when I was at uni I had no idea what a planner was and now I am one. Ali Brown, Previous Ad Schooler, and now Planner at VCCP