Category Archives: Work Experience

New Agency Life Employer: MediaCom North!

We are happy to announce our long time supporter MediaCom  North are offering an internship opportunity again this year. If you are interested in media buying, consumer insight and all things digital this is an internship for you!

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 Employer: Mosquito Digital!

ere we have an internship on offer our long time Agency Life friends Mosquito Digital who have a record of creating cracking internship experiences for students who are looking to explore the digital side of life in an agency. Interested in everything digital? You should seriously consider this internship.

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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How much is expected from an Agency Life Employer?

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In order for Agency Life to work properly, we need to make sure you know what to expect. We’ve mentioned what you can expect from our students in our post about projects but we also need you to know what we and the students need from you. It’s not very onerous.

  • Students will need to regard you as an employer. So – the thing you do with all employees is make sure they’re in when you expect them to be. A key life experience is “turning up for work” and we rely on you to make sure that’s covered.
  • At the end of Term 1, you’ll need to check the student proposed Personal Development Plan (PDP) – a short A4 document – and you’ll need to agree that you think it’s what the student should do in order to develop and improve throughout Term 2.
  • At the end of Term…

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The Importance of Work Experience

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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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What advice I would give to an AgencyLifer

Guest Blog by Bethany Bradley

If, like me, you decide to brave the prospect of the working world – don’t panic! No, you won’t be returning at the end of your day full of regret and no, you won’t hate every waking second. In fact it’s an exciting, rewarding experience which looks great on your CV. If the date is approaching for you to turn into the office, you may be panicking about your first day – but don’t.

What will help you prepare is getting a feel for the agency’s personality, follow them on social media (yes – including LinkedIn), and really read up on their website about what they do. Your employer will expect to know less about the real you than you know about the role. On your first day don’t be shy. Introduce yourself to your department and manager, show your interpersonal skills. Make sure you don’t slip under the radar; you want a good reference to be sent back (they can’t do this if they only know you as ‘The Intern’).

Use your IT skills and build on them: send regular emails to your manager about your progress. Ask if they use programmes you may not be familiar with such as Drupal or WordPress and ask for help on navigating these programmes, nobody expects you to know everything. Diversify and get the edge on new platforms – Hootsuite and Buffer are good examples to measure any analytics. You can learn a lot more this way and it also shows enthusiasm and flexibility.

“I was nervous at first, but now I’ve met some great colleagues and I enjoy learning new things every week” – Keeley Sutcliffe, intern at Nuttersons

Regularly keep evidence of the work you do, this makes it easier when writing your PDRs and you can also add these to your portfolio. This is your internship, speak up and ask your manager if you can work in certain areas or shadow people on things like SEO or even basic coding. The golden rule to being successful is using a diary or a productivity app like Evernote. This helps structure and plan your internship showing organisational skills to both employer and tutor.

“Not only did I gain a lot of skills and experience, but also a great network of people in the industry and an offer of a summer role” Kicki Holm, intern at The Candidate

Agency life can really help your future through networking and experience. Some agencies even offer summer or part time work too. This is your experience, you can make so much out of it.

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New Agency Life Employer: Fabric!

We’re delighted that  Fabric  have decided to offer MMU Agency Life internships again in September. This builds on the success they have had with their interns the last two years. Fabric is an agency-based internship and offers experience in a dynamic agency environment in the centre of Manchester, if your interested in full-service then this is for you.

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 Employer: One!

We are excited to announce a new Agency Life Internship employer based in Sale – One. A full-service agency looking for an intern who is looking for a digital focus, with no two days the same at One the interns here will learn a lot!

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 Employer: MediaCom!

We are happy to announce our long time supporter MediaCom are offering an internship opportunities again this year. If you are interested in media buying, consumer insight and all things digital this is an internship for you!

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 Employer: MEC!

Agency Life would like to announce a returning employer MEC Manchester! This is a full-service agency specialising in the following services: communications planning, media planning and buying, analytics and insight, digital and Organic Performance (SEO). An interesting internship for any marketer undecided on their graduate specialty.

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 Employer: Mosquito Digital!

Here we have an internship on offer our long time Agency Life friends Mosquito Digital who have a record of creating cracking internship experiences for students who are looking to explore the digital side of life in an agency. Interested in everything digital? You should seriously consider this internship.

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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