23rd April 2012, by WAA
Our industry thrives on talent. Every year, thousands of students and graduates clamour for placements in an agency - just as agency folk go on the hunt for the best bright young things out there.
So, on 14th April, WAA held its first internship recruitment day, with the hope of finding the next generation of talent to join our ranks.
We were suitably excited to receive over 100 applications for a place on the day and on our intern programme itself. Of this 100, 19 graduates have since been offered placements, which will see them working across our creative design, PR, marketing, copywriting and planning teams.
Andrew Wilson, WAA’s founder and chief executive, said: “We are thrilled with the number of applications we had for our internship recruitment day and hugely impressed by the passion and talent demonstrated by the graduates that attended.
“Internships provide valuable work experience and, in a diverse company like WAA, an opportunity for young people to try their hand at different aspects of the role, test their talents and identify areas of interest. For any young person looking to build a career in the creative industries, a successful internship can provide a prized foot in the door.
“We have an established work experience programme, and a number of permanent employees in the agency began as interns. We take the programme very seriously and ensure those investing their time and energy with us receive a comprehensive and challenging experience.”
We’d like to say thanks to everyone who applied - and congratulations to the 19 who made the programme.
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