Advertising is one of those sectors where unpaid internships can be fairly common. But there are also quite a lot of paid work experience opportunities out there. This month, with funding from our sponsors Santander, we have two paid internships in the marketing sector exclusively for Sussex graduates of 2011 or 2012.
These opportunities are each 12 weeks long, and with companies based in the Brighton area, and they pay £250 a week. You’ll need your Sussex login to apply. If your password doesn’t work you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to apply
Santander will be offering more internships on this scheme soon
Internship at a tourism group. This job would suit someone who has experience with blogging and an interest in conservation and the countryside
A marketing and design firm in Lewes is looking for someone to help with marketing and market research
The IPA Ad School is running the Creative Pioneers Scheme at the start of next year. This is a really good scheme that matches up students with jobs or internships in marketing and advertising. It helps to find opportunities for coders, creatives, and entrepreneurs within the marketing industry.
In 2012 they found 108 opportunities for people in 39 businesses; including Twitter, Facebook, The Metro and loads of independent advertising firms. They’re still recruiting companies for 2013, so we can’t tell you what opportunities will be available, but there’ll be more details on this blog as we get them.
On 29 January they’re running an Open Day for Creative Pioneers and the programmes at the IPA Advertising School. You can book your place on this now. This is a good way to find out more, get involved, and meet the people involved.
McCann’s London is an advertising agency that runs a six week internship programme. The six interns will have a chance to experience life at the firm as an accounts manager.
The deadline for applications is 28 September and they’re providing extra information about the course on @McCademy_2012.
If you have further questions, or would like to meet with people from the company you can find out more at their events at their ‘Flying Visit’ events. The first one is in London on Wednesday 19 September. The exact location will be revealed on Twitter in the coming days.
More information about this job can be found on their Facebook and Twitter pages
Or you can talk to members of their team directly on Twitter on these accounts
This week I’ll be posting up some of the best part time jobs from our database. Today: Marketing!
There are a lot of different roles available in this sector. Most of the student roles we get for it are to do with promoting a brand on campus to other students, and getting involved in Social Media and Search Engine Optimisation (making a company’s website come up in relevant searches).
If this is a field that interests you, you can find out more about marketing on our sector guide. You might also want to join the new society – SussexAdSoc.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Role
A Brighton-based signage company is looking for a student to help make their website more visible on searches; this is part of a wider expansion.
Multilingual Freelance Researchers
OBAN Multilingual is a new company based on campus at the Sussex Innovation Centre; they need people from different countries to use their language skills to help optimise websites for different cultures.
The Independent – Student Brand Ambassadors
The Independent is looking for students to promote their newspaper The i on campus.
BigChoice – Brand Rep
Big Choice want to hire students to do marketing on campus, but they’re looking for people who can promote multiple brands on campus. This job will involve Social Media Marketing, Database Building, and Outdoor Promotions.
From sokwanele (Flickr)
Here’s an interesting option if you’re interested in marketing. Digital Marketing Mentor is a Brighton based company that gives training in digital marketing and social media. From August, they are running a BTEC in Social Media for Business. It’s a new qualification created especially for to help people qualify and prove their skills in this area of work.
This course is the only available professional BTEC in Social Media assessed by edExcel, and involves 18 hours classroom based teaching, coursework projects, and case studies. Classes are available at weekends, weekdays and evenings, depending on your schedule.
The courses available in Eastbourne, Brighton, and Worthing. Tuition is delivered by professionals already successful in the Digital Marketing industry, with a maximum of eight learners per class for optimum training.
The course is expensive for graduates, but if this is something you are interested in, additional funding or installment plans may be available if you ask them about it.
To find out more, go to their webpage
The Kineo Graduate Scheme is a brilliant opportunity to work as a paid writer producing e-learning software in Brighton. Kineo is looking for bright, creative graduates with the ability to sum up complex ideas in a simple way.
Knowledge of technology and an interest in how people learn will come in handy in this job, and the application process is pretty simple. Kineo just want to see two examples of your creative writing.
If you would like to stay in Brighton, and if you’re looking for a creative career make sure you apply by 30 June.
We’ve had a run of really exciting marketing jobs on the database recently and I thought it would be worth bringing them to your attention.
DreamWorks Theatricals is seeking a paid intern to work within the marketing office for the West End production of Shrek The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The role is full time for six months
Deadline: 22 June
A paid internship to help market SuperBru and The Rugby Blog during the 2012/13 rugby season. £200 per week working four days a week
Deadline: 15 July
Join Dyson’s marketing team as a graduate
Deadline: 12 July
London-based dance company looking for full time staff
Deadline: 29 June
A major consultancy firm based in Beijing, China is looking to employ a social media intern from the UK. Apply to China Internship Solutions
Deadline: 13 September