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We offer Work Experience Placements to students as part of a Higher or Further Education course

Student Placements

Work Experience Placements as part of a Higher or Further Education course

Enhance your employability with a professional university placement that fulfils the requirements of your higher education course

Enhance your employability with a professional university placement that fulfils the requirements of your higher education course

Would you like to spend your work experience placement at a leading Bristol-based Digital Marketing agency? Do you want to gain invaluable experience working as part of a team of talented and innovative professionals?

We currently have a number of opportunities for marketing placements in the areas of content marketing, SEO,  PPC, and web development.

These placement opportunities are open to anyone studying a higher or further education course in the UK. International Students who are fluent in English are more than welcome to apply.

What Does The Placement Involve?

You will be working in a happy and creative environment, developing valuable skills and increasing your employability as a graduate. You’ll strengthen your CV and chances of employment, gain new skills and build on your current ones.

Every placement involves:

  • A minimum 24 weeks and maximum 52 weeks
  • Work at our Bristol offices, five days a week
  • Training, support and professional feedback to improve relevant skills
  • £100 per month towards travel expenses and subsistence

Your day-to-day tasks will vary depending on the nature of the placement.

If your placement involves general digital marketing, you’ll sit with one of our Client Services teams and work on both the creative content marketing and SEO aspects of multiple campaigns for a wide variety of clients.

If you’re a web developer placement, you’ll be working alongside our technical team, assisting them in building and testing websites, microsites, tools and interactive resources.

PPC placements will join our PPC team to help run successful paid search campaigns, as well as learning about broader digital marketing disciplines.

[Head here to find out more about placement opportunities at Strategy Digital]

Above: Former placement student Lene talks about her experiences at Strategy Digital. 

What Will You Gain From Your Placement?

  • Enhance your employability! There is a possibility of a paid internship if your placement is a success; over 90% of internships lead to a full time permanent position at Strategy, thus you are forging a clear career path whilst still in education
  • Unpaid work experience like this will impress future employers as it shows dedication to your career path and a willingness to learn and gain as much employment experience as possible whilst still studying
  • It puts you a cut above the rest in a tough employment market
  • Work on campaigns that you can add to your portfolio
  • Gain tons of new skills that you can apply to your studies
  • Learn all the skills needed to get your work seen by a maximum amount of people
  • Learn the ropes of SEO, social media and online marketing, which will enhance your CV immeasurably
  • Make some great new friends (we’re all lovely!)

Application Criteria

  • You must be in higher education
  • The work placement must be part of your course or sandwich course
  • Placements are a minimum of 24 weeks in length (6 months) – we do not offer shorter placements than this

You will be working in a happy and creative environment, developing valuable skills and increasing your employability. You will get to see your hard work published all over the web, learn exactly how to create the best content and become a success in the world of digital marketing. Does this sound like the ideal opportunity to you?

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We aim to read and respond to all applications within one working week.


Lene Adolfsen Took Work Experience with us in 2012

“The undergraduate program at my University, Northeastern University, encourages students to take a couple of semesters off to gain some work experience before they graduate. I decided to take this time to travel to Bristol and explore a side of writing that I hadn’t learned about at school.Writing for Strategy has been wonderfully challenging and I believe it has made me a better-rounded writer. As an English Literature major I have plenty of writing experience, but none like this. Blogging is so completely different from academic writing that it takes some getting used to, but with the way the internet is totally changing the publishing industry, you could argue that it’s the future of writing.

When you’re blogging you really have to draw the reader in, they aren’t required to read your writing like your professors or your peer-editors are. You can’t rely on the novels or poems you analyse in school to give you interesting ideas and subject matter, you’re not simply looking for a way to write about an already great piece of writing—you have to be the one to think outside of the box and come up with your own topic that is interesting, creative and will convince people to read it.

I believe that everything I’ve learned while at Strategy about writing for the web and all the intricacies of the internet that I’d never known before, will help give me a leg up as I pursue a writing career in the future. It has opened up doors for me that I didn’t know existed.”

lene adolfsen

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