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10 x 6-month Internships at Havas
LIFT: Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology

Opportunity closes: 12th Dec 2022
Type: Internship
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: liftfutures.london

6-month paid internship and learning programme for residents of Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets wanting to get into the advertising, communication, and media industry. Programme runs from 6 February – 21 July 2023.

HKX Platform x LIFT programme is a unique placement experience. It’s a 6-month in-depth learning experience for people wanting to get into the advertising, communication, and media industry. The programme is ideal for anyone who likes brands, culture, and communication. You’ll be a part of the real team, working on real briefs, doing real work, for real clients.

Not only will you be in a focused job paying London Living Wage (£11.95 per hour) for 6 months, learning from the best in our industry and doing amazing work, but you will also receive additional employability support to help boost your employment prospects in the future.

The programme will be based within HKX, Havas’s London office, which is home to 24 agencies which all share the same office space, with the aim to increase collaboration and communication between all their people and agencies.

We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative, accountable, committed, and collaborative candidates. You don’t need any previous experience or specific skills: we’re more interested in what you will bring, not what you can already do. You will need to choose a Platform pathway you wish to apply for so please explore all of the options below.

The LIFT and Havas teams will provide mentoring and coaching throughout the internship journey and offer ongoing support at the end of the placement to help plan the next steps in the creative sector.

Learn more about the three Platform pathways:


Do you have a natural creative flair, brimming with creative ideas? Do you enjoy solving problems and coming up with new ways of doing things? As part of a creative team, you’ll learn to generate buoyant creative copy and visuals for a range of brands. You’ll be bursting at the seams with ideas and happy working on briefs both big and small. Whatever brief you get, you’ll need to make sure that you produce high quality, accurate work, which means design/strategy that’s appropriate for the client’s brand.

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Marketing and New Business

You’re going to love the hustle as well as the bustle. Move at pace, get things done. The internal New Business and Marketing team sits at the heart of our Havas Creative Group and is one of the most dynamic, fast paced and rewarding departments. From helping in the pitch process to win the agency new clients, through to supporting on the production and logistics of internal and external events, and everything in between, there is never a dull moment.

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Account Management
Are you a real people person? Do you love meeting new people and building relationships? Your friends would describe you as being great with people, organised and you love to make things happen!

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What will you gain from the HKX Platform x LIFT Programme?

  • 6 months of paid work experience in a Havas business, full time, paid at London Living Wage (£11.95 per hour),
  • The opportunity to work within a creative advertising business, contributing to real projects and being an important part of a team
  • Access to a training program which will run in tandem with the placement for ½ a day a week alongside support around starting out in the creative sector and continuing to develop following the programme. 
  • Mentoring and support from the LIFT and Havas teams to help develop skills and support their journey.
  • Peer-2-peer support throughout the programme

Key dates

Applications open on 14 November and close on 12 December at 17:00

Insight session: 1 December at 10:00 – Click here to register

Interview dates: 15-16 December (1st stage) 9-12 January (2nd stage)

The HKX Platform x LIFT programme launches on 6 February and will run until 21 July 2023, all participants should be able to commit to the duration of the programme.

How To Apply

Please check you meet the eligibility requirements for HKX Platform x LIFT:

  • A resident of a LIFT borough (Camden, Hackney, Islington, and Tower Hamlets)
  • Aged 18-25


  • Aged 25+ and from an underrepresented community including people from Black and Asian minority ethnic backgrounds, women, lone parents, young people aged 18-25, and those with a disability.
  • Have a keen interest in starting a career in the advertising, communication, and media industry
  • Are looking to take your first steps in the sector with a paid internship
  • Are available and committed to paid work for the full 6-month placement

This programme aims to create opportunities for people with little or no experience of the creative industries, and we will prioritise applicants with less than six month’s relevant work experience.

How to Apply:

  • Join our insight session on 1 December at 10:00 to find out more about the programme, hear from the team and ask questions – Click hereto register
  • Read through the 3 Platform Pathways descriptions and decide which is the best fit for you
  • Read our FAQs – and reach out to the LIFT team for support with your application.
  • Complete your application form online by 12 December at 17:00
  • Successful candidates will first be invited to an informal chat with one of the LIFT team before an interview with the employer.