The Start 2023… Design Bridge London’s entry programme
Looking for a route into the Creative Industry, but don't know where to start? Check out our annual entry programme, The Start, open to anyone at the start of their career...
The Start was set up to help us unearth and bring a new wave of fresh talent from different backgrounds into the creative industry. Three winners will be chosen, with a one-month initial placement taking place in August, followed by an interview for a one-year contract with us on The Start Programme, from September 2023, and the potential for a full-time role at the end of it.
A little more about us first - we are a global, strategic brand and design studio. Founded in 1986, we’ve grown organically since then, and are now embarking on a new chapter as we merge with another fantastic agency, Superunion – building on a shared ambition to grow as an undisputed world leader in design, continuing to produce work which has a positive impact for our clients and the world around us. From beers to teas, condoms to tampons, truffles to hot dogs, we work on a huge variety of business, and brands with their own unique set of challenges. No day is ever quite the same.
Collaboration is a very big deal to us; we know it takes the individual skills and talents of every person in the team—with their unique perspectives—to deliver the kind of ambitious thinking and creativity that wows our clients and wins awards. We take the time to identify and nurture each person’s particular strengths, striving to give everybody opportunity, whether it’s developing their creative talent, growing them into our future leaders or supporting their personal passions. This is why The Start offers three possible ‘pathways’ for entrants to follow – Creative, Client Management and Strategy – with one winner chosen from each pathway. The winners will get stuck into agency life within their teams, working on live projects as well as together on set briefs and on inspiration days out as part of the programme itself.
We’ve seen so many people from our annual programmes grow into incredible designers, client leaders and strategic thinkers; we love the energy, fresh thinking and diverse perspectives each new generation brings, and we want these opportunities to be available to any young person, from any background with a passion for creativity.
How To Apply
Where to start?
Have you ever considered a career in the Creative Industries? You don’t have a be an artist or a designer to join us (the person who wrote this isn’t!). As well as bold, hands-on creative types full of passion and ideas, we couldn’t succeed without the backbone strengths and skills within our Client Management and Strategy teams – not only do the talents of our designers make our agency what it is, but also those behind the scenes managing our clients day to day, or helping our creative teams with research, insights and trends. We are always on the hunt for natural leaders and big thinkers too!
All information can be found via our blog which you can access on our website(follow up social media shares and inspiration to follow – keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram @design_bridge!).
Entries to be submitted via the Join Us page on our website here.
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the brief – and get ready to Start…