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The Importance of Work Experience

MMU Agency Life

I regularly meet people in industry from Manchester at networking events, award ceremonies and conferences. Conversation inevitably comes around to someone saying they need staff but those people “must have experience”.  We can’t “teach” experience at University, it’s something that can only be acquired in the workplace. Graduates can be trapped after finishing University because they might have knowledge but all of the job ads say “Must have experience.” Employers are trapped because they feel they need someone who can hit the ground running but can’t find anyone – and most people who have post-university experience are in a different price range.

So it’s important that Agency Life is here. It’s an opportunity for undergraduates to gain important skills from the workplace that they can demonstrate to future employees. It’s an opportunity for agency and client employers to provide that experience in a convenient way and for them to make sure that undergraduates are getting…

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New Agency Life Employers: Pelican Communications and Firecask!

We are excited to announce two employers for Agency Life Internship 15-16. Firecask is a returning employer popular with all out previous students, they are  looking for students to work all year on the project Challenge Manchester. This is a brilliant opportunity for any PR or Marketing students to get their teeth into a hands-on and creative role.

The other employer Pelican Communications are new to the programme an integrated PR and communications agency. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in the communications as well as working in a wide range of agency roles.

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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