In a climate of high unemployment, employers are exposed to a pool of highly skilled and qualified talent to fill their recruitment needs. The competition for vacant roles poses great difficulties for young adults who are trying to get a foot on the career ladder. Higher education qualifications are expected, so for candidate differentiation, employers now look to hire young adults with experience. But school leavers can sometimes struggle to gain this experience, as they often lack the opportunity to prove their capabilities against candidates who have been through higher education.
OMD UK is proud to provide employment opportunities to both school leavers and university graduates. We have joined The Creative Pioneers Challenge; a scheme driven by the IPA, which offers apprenticeships for both school leavers (16+) and graduates. There are plenty of bright sparks out there, eager to get ‘hands on’ in the working world and have the chance to prove their capabilities and develop new skills for the future.
OMD UK is one of over 30 UK advertising, creative and digital media businesses, all searching for smart minds to work with. The apprenticeship placements will run for 12 months starting in September 2013, and yes, they are paid!
To see current apprenticeship vacancies at OMD UK, visit here:
Communications Planning Assistant – http://www.creativepioneers.co.uk/Job-Board-Apprenticeship/omd-uk-london2
Creative Assistant – http://www.creativepioneers.co.uk/Job-Board-Apprenticeship/omd-uk-london1