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At Ogilvy UK, creativity fuels everything we do. We are always looking for diverse talent to join our team and make our work richer. We want to hear from you.

Explore our opportunities below.

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The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe! 

You’re the ones who stand apart. Who think a little different.  

You’re the ones who might just be perfect for our paid apprenticeship  Where your passion could become your career. 

Established to celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience, it’s  a two-year  placement starting  mid-January  2021.  

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry - creative-types who may not have considered our industry as a possibility. 

Bring your ideas. Bring your experiences. Bring your unique story and perspective. After all, diverse thinking leads to better ideas.  

We've worked closely with our partners Uptree, Brixton Finishing, Redthread and IPA to ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities.

This is your opportunity  to come up with ideas that encourage people to buy products, give to charitable causes or even effect social change, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels).

We’re looking for 14 creative and strategic minds. People who offer a many different perspectives with their creative ideas and critical thinking.

Apply for a Creative apprenticeship here! 

Apply for a Strategic and Consulting placement here! 

Swipe through for details of the programme and to meet some of our alumni who have risen up through The Pipe

Applications are now closed.

The roles offered in a Pipe apprenticeship

A role in Creative will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

Making images that put a smile on the face of strangers

Telling stories that inspire people to change the world for the better

Building apps that engage the world

Designing a TikTok that goes viral

Creating an Instagram AR Face filter

You’ll have the choice of studying for either a  Junior Advertising Creative or Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship  qualification.

A role in Strategy will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

Solving puzzles about people you’ve met

Understanding how the human brain works and using your powers to change how we behave

Persuading our senior leaders that you’ve got the answers to all their problems

Turning an impossible problem into your next biggest challenge to crack

You’ll have the choice of studying for either a  Data Analyst or  Digital Marketing Apprenticeship qualification.  

What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside your day-to-day role, you’ll spend 20% of your time studying  towards a level 3 qualification.

You’ll get:

A 2-year placement paying  £20,000  per annum  and  a start-up bonus, to give you the financial kick start to your new career. Mentors, real briefs and an incredible learning experience.

The opportunity to work on a variety of clients from big to small and global to local. Full exposure to  all  the different kinds of clients and  businesses that we work with at Ogilvy.  

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be:

16 years of age and above 

Have lived within the UK/EEA for a minimum of 3 consecutive years  

Spend at least 50% of your working hours in England (Government Requirement)  

Have the right to live and work in England  Have a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)  

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

NATALIE NARH

Where are you now?
I’m currently a Social Content Creative and Vice-Chair of Ogilvy Roots.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Creating work that addresses the things I care about in the world. My colleagues are so supportive of me and that really helps me be the best version of myself.

One thing everyone should know about this role?
You get to learn so much about yourself, your abilities and the best part is you don’t have to do it alone. Starting a job at such a big agency can be daunting but you’ll have your fellow apprentices to lean on. It’s one of the few instances where who you are and what you believe in truly dictates and defines what you put into the world. We help people to make sense of the society they live in and have a particular responsibility to rewrite narratives we think need a change towards a better state of living.  

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Powerful, accommodating and progressive.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
You truly have the power to dictate your experiences at Ogilvy. Once you get your foot in the door that’s really all you need to progress exactly how you want to within the agency and beyond. Of course you’ll have ups and downs as with everything else, but it’s been so worth it for me and trust that it can be the same for you. All the best with your application (Yes, I’m assuming I just convinced you to do so. 😊)! 

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

ALEXANDRA ARNOLD JONES

Where are you now?
I ‘graduated’ from the scheme last Christmas to work as a full-time strategist in the Advertising and PR capabilities here at Ogilvy. I’m lucky enough to work across these two disciplines and thus work on a variety of clients - from Vodafone, to Bombay Sapphire, to LEGO.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Getting under the skin of a client brief is an exciting process. While not every brief promises the chance to change the world, there’s always an opportunity to do things a little less obviously and push the clients for better, more effective work. And if that happens to do a little good for the world then all the better!

One thing everyone should know about this role?
As a strategist it’s important to get out of your own head as much as possible (something that can be quite hard to do when you’re literally paid to think all day). The best way to do this is to look for inspiration everywhere - be a ‘cultural sponge’ and try to soak up everything around you, from a variety of different sources. Read, watch, listen to as much as you can - never stop learning. The best ideas often come from outside of advertising!

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Multi-faceted, people-centric and daring.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There aren’t many jobs where you get to work with really awesome, really lovely people who care about what they do, on some world-class brands, making some amazing creative work. Do it. What have you got to lose?

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

We are Ogilvy Equals - a collective of people for gender equality. We’re here to unite us all in ensuring equality in both the ways we work and the work we create.

We’re for eco-systems, not echo-chambers - creating inclusive events where all genders and ages can challenge, debate and evolve.
We’re for the people - here to empower and enlighten. To challenge the barriers that get in your way and connect you to people that can help you reach your goals.

We’re for the work – what we create on a daily basis holds a mirror up to society. We want to make sure that everyone feels respected and represented by what they see looking back at them.

We’re for pushing things forward - plugged in and part of the huge equality movement that’s opened  all sorts of doors. We’re here to kick the hinges off and make sure they never close behind

Ogilvy Proud

We're Ogilvy Proud.

A network for LGBTQ+ people across the business. Our aim is simple: to nurture connections within Ogilvy, WPP, our clients and the wider community so we can create positive change across the industry.

How will we do it?

We’ll start by celebrating individuality and creating a work environment where people feel welcome and able to thrive. We’ll partner with our clients to ensure that diversity is always a considered part of everything that we do. And we’ll work with local communities to promote the LGBTQ+ agenda.

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Roots

Since its inception at Ogilvy UK in 2017, Roots has been informing Talent Management strategies and real client briefs. It’s also beginning its expansion across WPP, to foster greater connectivity and collaboration

Driven by a desire to better inform our approach to ethnicity, race, culture and religion within our industry, Roots aims to inspire and support both talent and clients. Ogilvy Roots performs this through open, honest discussion, project-led action, and builds a hub to offer a greater spectrum of cultural insights. The team have won client work for brands such as the MOBOs and World Afro Day.

Ogilvy ReWired

Ogilvy Rewired is Ogilvy UK's newest network all about neurodiversity. It’s designed to be an exploration of being human within the workplace by celebrating, educating, and supporting current and prospecting employees.

Neurodiversity is the understanding and acceptance that we all have differently wired brains; that conditions such as ASC, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and many more are naturally occurring variations in cognitive processing, rather than something that needs to be treated or cured.

The idea is to help Ogilvy and our employees discover the diverse world of all different perspectives that our staff possess and celebrating their strengths in the agency.

The Pipe Graphic

The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe! 

You’re the ones who stand apart. Who think a little different.  

You’re the ones who might just be perfect for our paid apprenticeship  Where your passion could become your career. 

Established to celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience, it’s  a two-year  placement starting  mid-January  2021.  

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry - creative-types who may not have considered our industry as a possibility. 

Bring your ideas. Bring your experiences. Bring your unique story and perspective. After all, diverse thinking leads to better ideas.  

We've worked closely with our partners Uptree, Brixton Finishing, Redthread and IPA to ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities.

This is your opportunity  to come up with ideas that encourage people to buy products, give to charitable causes or even effect social change, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels).

We’re looking for 14 creative and strategic minds. People who offer a many different perspectives with their creative ideas and critical thinking.

Apply for a Creative apprenticeship here! 

Apply for a Strategic and Consulting placement here! 

Swipe through for details of the programme and to meet some of our alumni who have risen up through The Pipe

Applications are now closed.

The roles offered in a Pipe apprenticeship

A role in Creative will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

Making images that put a smile on the face of strangers

Telling stories that inspire people to change the world for the better

Building apps that engage the world

Designing a TikTok that goes viral

Creating an Instagram AR Face filter

You’ll have the choice of studying for either a  Junior Advertising Creative or Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship  qualification.

A role in Strategy will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

Solving puzzles about people you’ve met

Understanding how the human brain works and using your powers to change how we behave

Persuading our senior leaders that you’ve got the answers to all their problems

Turning an impossible problem into your next biggest challenge to crack

You’ll have the choice of studying for either a  Data Analyst or  Digital Marketing Apprenticeship qualification.  

What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside your day-to-day role, you’ll spend 20% of your time studying  towards a level 3 qualification.

You’ll get:

A 2-year placement paying  £20,000  per annum  and  a start-up bonus, to give you the financial kick start to your new career. Mentors, real briefs and an incredible learning experience.

The opportunity to work on a variety of clients from big to small and global to local. Full exposure to  all  the different kinds of clients and  businesses that we work with at Ogilvy.  

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be:

16 years of age and above 

Have lived within the UK/EEA for a minimum of 3 consecutive years  

Spend at least 50% of your working hours in England (Government Requirement)  

Have the right to live and work in England  Have a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)  

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

NATALIE NARH

Where are you now?
I’m currently a Social Content Creative and Vice-Chair of Ogilvy Roots.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Creating work that addresses the things I care about in the world. My colleagues are so supportive of me and that really helps me be the best version of myself.

One thing everyone should know about this role?
You get to learn so much about yourself, your abilities and the best part is you don’t have to do it alone. Starting a job at such a big agency can be daunting but you’ll have your fellow apprentices to lean on. It’s one of the few instances where who you are and what you believe in truly dictates and defines what you put into the world. We help people to make sense of the society they live in and have a particular responsibility to rewrite narratives we think need a change towards a better state of living.  

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Powerful, accommodating and progressive.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
You truly have the power to dictate your experiences at Ogilvy. Once you get your foot in the door that’s really all you need to progress exactly how you want to within the agency and beyond. Of course you’ll have ups and downs as with everything else, but it’s been so worth it for me and trust that it can be the same for you. All the best with your application (Yes, I’m assuming I just convinced you to do so. 😊)! 

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

ALEXANDRA ARNOLD JONES

Where are you now?
I ‘graduated’ from the scheme last Christmas to work as a full-time strategist in the Advertising and PR capabilities here at Ogilvy. I’m lucky enough to work across these two disciplines and thus work on a variety of clients - from Vodafone, to Bombay Sapphire, to LEGO.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Getting under the skin of a client brief is an exciting process. While not every brief promises the chance to change the world, there’s always an opportunity to do things a little less obviously and push the clients for better, more effective work. And if that happens to do a little good for the world then all the better!

One thing everyone should know about this role?
As a strategist it’s important to get out of your own head as much as possible (something that can be quite hard to do when you’re literally paid to think all day). The best way to do this is to look for inspiration everywhere - be a ‘cultural sponge’ and try to soak up everything around you, from a variety of different sources. Read, watch, listen to as much as you can - never stop learning. The best ideas often come from outside of advertising!

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Multi-faceted, people-centric and daring.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There aren’t many jobs where you get to work with really awesome, really lovely people who care about what they do, on some world-class brands, making some amazing creative work. Do it. What have you got to lose?

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

We are Ogilvy Equals - a collective of people for gender equality. We’re here to unite us all in ensuring equality in both the ways we work and the work we create.

We’re for eco-systems, not echo-chambers - creating inclusive events where all genders and ages can challenge, debate and evolve.
We’re for the people - here to empower and enlighten. To challenge the barriers that get in your way and connect you to people that can help you reach your goals.

We’re for the work – what we create on a daily basis holds a mirror up to society. We want to make sure that everyone feels respected and represented by what they see looking back at them.

We’re for pushing things forward - plugged in and part of the huge equality movement that’s opened  all sorts of doors. We’re here to kick the hinges off and make sure they never close behind

Ogilvy Proud

We're Ogilvy Proud.

A network for LGBTQ+ people across the business. Our aim is simple: to nurture connections within Ogilvy, WPP, our clients and the wider community so we can create positive change across the industry.

How will we do it?

We’ll start by celebrating individuality and creating a work environment where people feel welcome and able to thrive. We’ll partner with our clients to ensure that diversity is always a considered part of everything that we do. And we’ll work with local communities to promote the LGBTQ+ agenda.

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Roots

Since its inception at Ogilvy UK in 2017, Roots has been informing Talent Management strategies and real client briefs. It’s also beginning its expansion across WPP, to foster greater connectivity and collaboration

Driven by a desire to better inform our approach to ethnicity, race, culture and religion within our industry, Roots aims to inspire and support both talent and clients. Ogilvy Roots performs this through open, honest discussion, project-led action, and builds a hub to offer a greater spectrum of cultural insights. The team have won client work for brands such as the MOBOs and World Afro Day.

Ogilvy ReWired

Ogilvy Rewired is Ogilvy UK's newest network all about neurodiversity. It’s designed to be an exploration of being human within the workplace by celebrating, educating, and supporting current and prospecting employees.

Neurodiversity is the understanding and acceptance that we all have differently wired brains; that conditions such as ASC, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and many more are naturally occurring variations in cognitive processing, rather than something that needs to be treated or cured.

The idea is to help Ogilvy and our employees discover the diverse world of all different perspectives that our staff possess and celebrating their strengths in the agency.

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