The Fellowship Graduate Program
The Fellowship was started, 19 years ago, to create future generations of leaders for our companies. Fellows tend to be intellectually curious people, who are motivated by the challenges of marketing communications, and by the prospect of working at the confluence of art and business.
We are offering a number of WPP Fellowships. Fellows spend three years on the Program: in each year they work in a different WPP company, in a different marketing communications discipline and, usually, on a different continent. Each rotation is chosen on the basis of the individual’s interests and the Group’s needs. Fellows are likely to work in a client management or planning role although some work on the creative side of an agency.
The multi-disciplinary rotation is unique in the industry and grooms future leaders in the range of marketing needs of our clients. Senior executive mentors, many of whom are members of the WPP Board of Directors, are assigned to provide overall career guidance.
Career paths will vary and will depend on the particular skills and aptitude of each individual and the companies selected for the Program rotation. On completion of the Program, we work to find a position in the Group that takes advantage of the broad experience gained during the three years.
Long-term prospects within a WPP company are excellent, with many former Fellows now occupying senior management positions.
Is the Fellowship for you?
We want people who:
• Are committed to marketing
• Take a rigorous and creative approach to problem solving
• Are intellectually curious
• Function well in a flexible, loosely structured work environment
We are looking for people who are intellectually curious and motivated by the prospect of delivering high-quality communications services to their clients. All applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree (class 2:1 or above) or equivalent. Other than that, there are no set qualifications or criteria. You do not have to have studied a particular degree discipline and you do not need to have had experience in the industry.
We welcome applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender or background. All WPP companies are Equal Opportunity employers.
Please fill in our online application form which can be found at www.wpp.com.
What we offer
Pension scheme (with company contribution)
Season ticket loan
Our recruitment period runs annually with applications invited in September and interviews held in January and February. Placements will commence in the September following interview.