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IDM Marketing Summer School 2016

Tackle a live marketing brief, visit a global advertising agency, pitch your ideas to the client and network with marketers at the top of the game who have graduate vacancies to fill.

What we're looking for:

Students who are interested in a career in advertising, digital or direct marketing. Entries are open to final year students and postgraduates studying any degree discipline.

In just five days you'll:

  • Get real-life work experience on a live marketing brief set by a top industry brand
  • Visit TWO global marketing agencies and see what goes on behind the scenes
  • An insight into every aspect of the business from industry professionals
  • Daily opportunities to network with influential contacts - who could be your future employers!

How to apply:

Complete the online application form and submit a short brand review of an advertising campaign.
A summary of instructions for the brand review task can be found at the end of the application form - you will be able to save your answers and resume your form at any time if you wish to complete both parts separately.

Apply here - The deadline for applications is 12 Feb 2016.

What you need to know:

Apply for the IDM Marketing Summer School, and you could be one of just 30 specially selected candidates to get an exciting, week-long introduction to the marketing business. Summer School takes place between 27 June and 1 July 2016 at the IDM HQ, South West London. All accommodation and meals for the week will be provided by the IDM.

We’ll get you stuck into a real-life marketing brief (previous Summer Schoolers have come up with campaigns for the likes of EasyJet, Microsoft and Bacardi) and networking with some of marketing’s top VIP’s. Summer School is industry recognised and looks great on a CV. Past attendees have gone on to work for some of the biggest names in marketing such as Ogilvy, Mediacom, Havas helia, RAPP, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Media.


"The IDM Summer School was a fantastic foot hold for me in both inspiring passion in the industry and presenting me with some amazing employment opportunities that have since come to fruition. It introduced me to some of the best marketing roles in the industry and gets graduates on the networking ladder."

Dan Bennett, 2012 Summer School, Choice Architect at Ogilvy

"An intensive, fast paced week - which I cannot recommend enough. Amazing people, amazing knowledge, amazing experience!"

Grace Cassidy, 2013,  Account Manager, Iris Worldwide

"Not only did the week provide me a deep dive into the world of marketing, but it greatly boosted my confidence."

Kerrie Boyes, 2014, Junior Planner, Havas helia

If you have any questions about Summer School please email or contact us on Twitter @IDMNextGen

Here's what you get

WhoFinal year students
When27 June - 1 July 2016
WhereThe IDM, TW11 0AR
Apply by12 February 2016


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