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New Agency Life Opportunity – R.O.EYE Ltd

We’re delighted the long-time supporters of the Agency Life project, R.O.EYE Ltd, offering an internship again this September. And even more exciting as they’ve just won Best Agency at the Performance Marketing Awards so this will the ‘must have’ internship over the next few months!

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd links below the shown document, where the company profiles are available for download.

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New Agency Life Internship Opportunties with 4 New Employers

A quick Easter break and we have 4 new MMU Agency Life Opportunities with 4 of our employers coming back to offer event more in the way of exciting internships on our programme – we have exciting opportunities with the fantastic beauty and cosmetics retailer BeautyBay, a unique publicity experience with designer David Tragen, social media opportunities at retail specialists Photolink, and search engine marketing opportunities at the massive media specialists MEC Manchester. All these internships have been hugely successful in the past year (as some of the company descriptions will show) and each one is very different.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about these internships by clicking on the Scribd links below the shown document, where the company profiles are available for download.

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New Agency Life Internship Opportunity – I-COM

We’re absolutely delighted that the team at one of the earliest supporters of our Agency Life programme, I-COM, have decided to offer internships again this year for our Agency Life programme. The internships at I-COM have always been exciting and challenging experiences for all involved and represent a real opportunity to acquire skills, get qualifications and improve professionalism within a vibrant agency environment in the centre of Manchester. And they have lovely offices too!

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd link below the shown document, where the company profile is available for download.

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New Agency Life Internship Opportunity – FireCask

We’re delighted that long-time stalwarts of the Agency Life programme FireCask are going to offer Agency Life internships again this September. FireCask are a cool, young Digital Agency in the heart of Manchester working with a range of specialist products and services.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd link below the shown document, where the company profile is available for download.

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New Agency Life Internships from Fabric & United Utilities

We’re delighted that both Fabric and United Utilities have decided to offer MMU Agency Life internships again next September. This builds on the success they have had with their interns this year. Fabric is an agency-based internship and offers experience in a dynamic agency environment in the centre of Manchester, whilst United Utilities provides an experience within a busy, client-side communications operation in a large publicly-listed household name.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about these internships by clicking on the Scribd links below the shown documents, where the company profiles are available for download.

Fabric first:

Then United Utilities:

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New Agency Life Internship Opportunity – ManLets

We’re delighted to announce that current MMU Agency Life Internship provider ManLets are offering another internship from this September in an exciting client-side setting – ManLets’ internship opportunity will expose the right intern to a huge variety of marketing and communication tasks that are unique to the property field.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd link below the shown document, where the company profile is available for download.

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Watch our new MMU Agency Life Movie!

We’re really delighted to show off our new Agency Life movie today. featuring contributions from University staff, as well as interns and employers at PushON, LateRooms and Code Computerlove. Please take some time to watch and share.

The film explains why we run the programme, and what you can expect as an intern or as an employer!

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New Agency Life Internship – Fourth Day PR

We’re really happy that PR specialists Fourth Day PR are building on the success they’ve had with their internship this year and offering another opportunity to the right candidate from this September. Based in the South of Manchester (with offices in London and Paris), this is a great opportunity for an intern to learn how to manage a busy professional workload in a diverse working environment.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd link below the shown document, where the company profile is available for download.

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Our First Agency Life Employer for September 2014 – theEWord

We’re really pleased to have theEword join us once again as an Agency Life employer and it’s great to have them first out of the traps for our new intake. This exciting internship with one of Manchester’s leading digital agencies builds on the success that the firm have had with their internship this year.

MMU Agency Life candidates can find out more about this internship by clicking on the Scribd link below the shown document, where the company profile is available for download.

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How do I know if I’m right for an Agency Life Internship?

Our experience shows that these internships work well under certain conditions:

  • Buy-in from the most senior people in the organisation – unless you have this and someone at the top champions this, you’ll find it difficult to maintain the momentum.
  • A recruitment process – your internship will work well if you run a formal recruitment process. We recommend choosing candidates who ineterst you (or who choose you), inviting them for a formal interview or other formal approaches to recruitment. Seeing them in the flesh is better than a phone interview. If you want to see a lot of candidates before making a decision, why not run an open evening or an assessment centre?
  • Real, challenging work for an intern to do – have tasks and deadlines involving real work that needs doing. Whilst we appreciate the repetitive nature of some work, a variety of work is important. The focus must balance creating value for you whilst maintaining the development of skills and experience for the intern.
  • Proper, regular management supervision – the intern needs to be managed properly: work needs to be reviewed, errors corrected. We advise that you manage your intern in the same way as you would manage a new recruit.
  • Guidance and supervision from a professional in the discipline – you should assume nothing other than your intern will not know how to do much: that’s the point of the experience. What they will have (and you will have interviewed for this) is bucketloads of energy, passion and enthusiasm. So – make sure that the person managing the intern has the skills and capability you want to see in the intern. What this shows is you cannot expect an intern to come and do work you cannot do yourself.
  • Somewhere for the intern to sit – deskspace – your intern needs to be at your site and feel like they are part of the business.
  • Kit for the intern to use – don’t assume that your intern will definitely have a machine to bring with them, and you may want to think about having a machine they can use. Also consider the wisdom of an intern accessing material on a machine that you have no control over.
  • Training and development in the tasks that you want the intern to be proficient in – without proper training, it may be difficult for you intern to develop the skills you would want in them – and that will mean they cannot provide any value to you.

 

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