Media investment firm GroupM is hiring more than 90 digital marketing trainees.
The roles will be divided between Manchester and London and the allocation of numbers will depend on how many applications are received at the two centers. The recruitment drive is part of a broader investment by the company in apprenticeships.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has partnered with EdTech startup Multiverse to recruit trainees for its first ever Digital Academy program allowing participants to specialize in programmatic, social, search digital marketing. and electronic commerce.
The GroupM office has an office on Hardman Street, Manchester and, although Multiverse is based in London, it increasingly offers internships in Manchester and across the UK.
The evaluation days will take place in mid-July, with all positions open to people without a university degree.
The Digital Academy offers best-in-class training, with specialized classes and personalized coaching. During the 15-month program, trainees will master topics ranging from the principles of digital marketing to the basics of coding. Specifically, their first six weeks will focus entirely on training, bringing them up to speed on how digital works, their specialist areas, and practices on specific platforms, including Google and Facebook.
With three of the top five global media agencies and $ 63 billion in annual media spend, GroupM trainees will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading brands at the heart of the media and advertising industry. .
The Digital Academy will also allow GroupM to continue providing crucial skills to clients. Digital is a key area for the company, last month it produced its forecast for digital advertising and forecast 33% growth in 2021.
The training will be delivered by a combination of specialists from GroupM, Multiverse, and some of the key digital marketing platforms.
Paul Cooper, COO of GroupM’s agency, Mediacom North, said: “Digital marketing as a specialty is seeing tremendous growth, especially in the last 16 months, creating a massive demand for people with these specialized skills.
“However, people with these abilities are rare. At GroupM we want to train the next generation to help us continue to grow. We are passionate about hiring undergraduates and giving people real apprenticeships in an industry that will dominate the next 20 years in terms of media consumption.
“We want young and diverse talent from each and every origin that reflects the society to which we market our clients’ products. We have a philosophy that puts people first and encompasses everything we do and believe.
“We are looking for candidates to our Manchester and London Centers of Excellence to help us build our business and career while having fun doing it. You don’t need a degree to be successful in our business, most of our senior staff have passed business learning through on-the-job training, the industry is so fast it’s the best way to learn. “
Multiverse unites talented people with careers and offers world-class training in a wide range of leadership, digital and technology qualifications. Apprentices benefit from one-on-one coaching with an industry expert and are supported by a thriving community with events, socials, mentoring and leadership programs designed to get through the best of the college experience.
Multiverse founder and CEO Euan Blair said: “Recruiting talented digital marketers is essential for advertising and media agencies around the world, and apprenticeships are becoming the best way to find and develop that talent. The expansion of the GroupM apprenticeship program will create career-defining opportunities for talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.
“Apprenticeships offer a unique and exciting way for large companies to invest in their workforce and develop future leaders. Learning skills are taught, tested and learned through immediate application in the workplace, making them a very effective way to equip people with the skills they need to be successful. “
GroupM’s investment in its new digital marketing academy is made through the Apprenticeship Levy.