303 MullenLowe has launched a graduate program with the goal of luring top university graduates nationally into the advertising industry, and training them from the ground up.
Says Tony Dunseath, managing partner and client services director at 303 MullenLowe: “We’re looking for 2017 graduates across all disciplines to join our industry as full- time, paid employees in November 2017.”
Says Dunseath: “As an industry, we need to encourage more people to choose a career in advertising and support their growth from the outset. This program will help us identify creative thinkers who have a genuine interest in and affinity with advertising – people who will grow with the agency and enjoy a long future with 303 MullenLowe.”
Top-performing applicants will be offered full-time, paid positions in the agency’s account management, media and planning departments starting in November 2017, and will rotate between different business units throughout their first 12 months.
According to the MFA’s 2016 industry census, only 48% of media agency employees have less than four years’ experience. Meanwhile, only 8% of the Australian digital workforce is under 25, which suggests many agencies are not focussed on supporting young graduates with on-the-job training, according to AIMIA.
Applications close October 15 2017.