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2014 Creative Pioneers Challenge receives almost 1500 applications

The 2014 Creative Pioneers Challenge has received an incredible 1457 applications, up 21% from 2013, from 16-23 year olds keen to take up an apprenticeship in the ad industry.


The Challenge will offer 100 places in over 50 top advertising, PR, creative and digital media agencies in the UK, giving students the chance to be immersed in working life and receive an industry recognised qualification at the end. Opportunities are available in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol.

The agencies signed up to take an apprentice are: 4CM, Access, AMV BBDO, Aspire 4 u, BareFace Media, BBH, BJL, Blue Moon, Bray Leino, C21, Cicero, Delineo, Dentsu Aegis Network, EDC – Dare, Engine, Grayling, Havas Lynx, Havas Media, IPA, IPG Mediabrands, Iris, JWT, Kitkatt Nohr, Living Group, Madhouse, Mason Zimbler, MBA, McCann, McCann Birmingham, MEC, Metro, Mindshare, One Marketing, Orb, PH, Porter Novelli, Proximity, Publicis, Rapp, Republic of Media, Starcom, Storm Communications, TBWA, The Operators, The Partnership, Thinkhouse, Tickbox, TLC Marketing, WAA!, Weber Shandwick, With PR, Wunderman, ZenithOptimedia.

To drive awareness and boost applications, the IPA and Metro hosted a Creative Pioneers Countdown event at Advertising Week Europe on Monday 31st March. Over 150 school leavers attended the event to find out more about the Challenge and hear presentations from industry reps, receive application and interview advice from the CPC training provider, Creative Process, and take part in speed meetings with agencies and the 2013 Creative Pioneers.

The Challenge, which was open to 16-23 year olds with qualifications no higher than A Level, has now closed for applications. The process of long list to short list will now begin and lucky candidates will know before the summer whether they have won a place. However university students and graduates interested in advertising can apply for the IPA’s AdAcademy (offering an eight week internship to final year students and grads) and AdSchool (offering a six week internship across three difference agencies to penultimate year students) programmes until Friday 11th April.

Last updated 07/04/2014

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