We opened our doors to students for Advertising Unlocked
On 9 November, we threw open the doors of our Devon office and welcomed a group of Exeter students in our first ever event for Advertising Unlocked, the biggest industry-wide open day from the IPA.
Advertising Unlocked aims to introduce new, potentially unconsidered career options to school and college leavers, and provide agencies with an audience of fresh, diverse talent. Since inception, over 5,000 students have taken part, with feedback from previous years demonstrating the tangible benefits for both children and agencies.
We joined nearly 100 UK Agencies in opening our doors to students for a day of workshops, talks and activities providing a snapshot of Agency life. The day was led by Open House, our internal ED&I team, with a view to raising awareness of advertising career opportunities and industry accessibility.
Our head office is based in Devon, where overall levels of deprivation are lower than the national average. A career in advertising can open up a world of opportunity, with a variety of entrance routes across a broad range of skillsets. Bray Leino alone offers a number of apprenticeships, along with work experience placements through local schools and colleges.
Over the course of the day, students from St Luke’s CofE school enjoyed interactive sessions on production, branding, social media and more, along with insightful talks from our specialists. As well as exploring the variety of roles and projects within an integrated Agency, we spoke to the students on the many career entry routes available, including T-Levels and apprenticeships, which provide on-the-job training without the need to attend university. At Bray Leino we pay our Apprentices a living wage which is exactly the same as any other junior coming into the business. And we are proud to provide local talent with the training and experience to build a career in this vibrant industry.
To learn more about career options, including apprenticeships, with Bray Lino, contact our recruitment team.