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Who can apply

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 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!

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.

How to apply

Applications for the 2016 programme are now closed.

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,
Summer School Graduate, Choice Architect at Ogilvy

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

Grace Cassidy,
2013 Summer School Graduate, Account Manager, Iris Worldwide

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

Interested in data and analytics: find out about the IDM Creative Data Academy »

Why do it with the IDM?

Marketers who choose the IDM as their training partner make a real difference to their business, their customers’ lives and their own career.

The IDM is leading the ‘do revolution’

What counts today more than ever is not what you think, or even what you say, but what you can do. IDM qualifications and short marketing courses are designed for marketers who want to do more, faster, better.

Over the last 25 years we’ve trained 70,000 delegates across 28 countries, from Microsoft to the BBC, John Lewis to Lego.

What will you do next in your digital, direct or data-driven career? Find out about IDM qualifications and training courses or IDM membership.

This course met all my expectations and will prove very useful for campaign planning in future

Marianne Lodge,
Donor Development Manager, Motability

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