IPA launches careers website AdMISSION

The IPA has launched AdMISSION, a website for young people interested in working in the advertising, media and marketing industry.

29/04/2013

AdMISSION features a guide to the industry and job profiles, along with advice on how to find and secure a job or work experience.

It also features interviews and tips from adlanders working across a range of disciplines. IPA member agencies can submit details of internships, graduate scheme and entry-level job opportunities to be listed on the site.

As part of the launch, AdMISSION is also merging with well-known graduate careers blog AdGrads. Popular posts from the AdGrads archives will be posted on AdMISSION and co-founder Will Humphrey will become a consultant editor on the new site. Humphrey, now a Senior Planner at M&C Saatchi / LIDA, set up the blog in 2007 to help provide a recent graduate’s point of view about how to get into advertising.

Says Rachel Wareing, Social Media Editor, IPA, “Our research shows that while advertising is still a very popular career choice for young people, there is a lack of understanding about the many different types of jobs on offer and what those roles entail. We aim to close that knowledge gap and help agencies reach and recruit a bright new generation of adlanders.”

Says Humphrey, “I’m delighted to be working with the IPA to help advise on engaging and attracting the next generation of adland superstars. Since co-founding AdGrads, it’s been great to see the IPA continue to improve the advice it offers to an ever-increasing number of young people. It’s vital that the next generation of talented ad grads are able to encourage the best and brightest to join the industry.”

For more information on AdMISSION, or to contribute, email admission@ipa.co.uk or call Rachel Wareing on 020 7201 8216.



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