Careers – Work With Us

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 Pipe apprenticeship opportunities below and our current vacancies here.

If you don't see what you're looking for, we're always up for connecting with interesting people so please contact ogilvycareers@ogilvy.com

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The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe!  

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

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 October 2022.   

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry. We’re looking for eight entrepreneurial team players 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 School, and Prince's Trust ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities. 

This is your opportunity to play a critical part in bringing to life ideas that encourage people to buy products, change their behaviour, give to charitable causes or even affect social change and help businesses grow, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels). 

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

Apply here: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/qcapnmemzk  

 

The Pipe - About you

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 Math and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)   

 

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Drive

What do you get out of The Pipe?

A role in Account Management will be the right for you if you have: 

• A can-do attitude combined with a strong desire to learn and grow 

• A passion for creativity and the work 

• Strong potential to develop relationships with others based on mutual respect and partnership 

• A problem-solving mindset with a willingness to take on new challenges 

• An attention to detail 

 

What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside the hands-on learning experience from your day-to-day role, you will also work towards obtaining an Advertising & Media Executive qualification. 

A 2-year placement paying £21,800 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.   

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOLLY HERON

Where are you now?
I am currently in my 3rd rotation in the Influence department. I have previously completed rotations in PR and Advertising.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to work in a fast based environment and witness my work come to life as campaigns go live. I love that no day is the same as I work with a wide range of clients across different industries and markets. I also love working with a team of brilliant people who are passionate about the work they are creating.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
There is no such thing as a silly question! Time goes so quickly in your rotations so try and talk to as many people as possible to understand more about the department. There is always so much going on at Ogilvy so try and say yes and get involved in as much as possible.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Inspiring, passionate, fun.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
The apprenticeship allows you to experience all sides of the business and get a taster of what it is like to work in this amazing industry. Through the rotations I have found where my passions lie, I know what kind of work I want to create and what career I want to pursue. I can’t recommend it enough!

Molly Heron

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

JOMI OGUNREMI

Where are you now?
I’m currently on my second rotation in the Strategy department. Prior to that I was working with the Behavioural Science team in the Consulting department.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Each day is different, there’s always something exciting happening in the business. Sometimes it’s the opportunity to work on a different kind of brief or being able meet new people.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s very important to take every opportunity that comes your way whilst on the program. Rotating to different parts of the business allows you to meet more people who can each offer you something different.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
People-centric, Unique, Collaborative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
This is a unique opportunity which allows you to gain invaluable experience from some of the best in the industry and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Jomi Ogunremi

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOSES RATHBONE

Where are you now?
I am mid-way through my second rotation in the Pipe. I spent the first six months working in the Consultancy team. I researched different brands, business models, industries and consumers and used the research to derive different brand strategies. I was even lucky enough to work with the US team (albeit remotely). I am now in the Strategy department on ‘Team Red’ helping with the big-picture thinking behind Vodafone’s advertising campaigns.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to read and watch A LOT of different adverts. I like talking to the creatives and watching how the team’s strategic thought gets turned into an actual ad. It was super fun to see one of my pieces of work pop up as a paid ad on Instagram the other day.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s really important to have an opinion on things. Do lots of reading and keep up with cultural trends. TikTok / Switch / Twitter are actually a really good source for this. Use your background and your knowledge to put a different spin on an everyday narrative. People here really love it when you say something in a way they haven’t heard before.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Quirky, collaborative, creative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There is opportunity for everyone. People welcome enthusiasm and you can get involved in whatever you find interesting. The people are intelligent, interesting and dedicated to what they do. You get to work in loads of different bits of the agency, meeting new people along the way. Where else can you do that?

Mo Rathbone

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

Ogilvy Equals is a collective of people striving 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

Ogilvy Proud is 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.

At Ogilvy Proud, we celebrate individuality and have 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 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 does 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 Parents and Carers

Is a community support network for Ogilvy's parents and carers as they balance their commitment to family​ life with building a successful career at Ogilvy. 

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 prospective 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.

Irrelevant

The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe!  

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

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 October 2022.   

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry. We’re looking for eight entrepreneurial team players 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 School, and Prince's Trust ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities. 

This is your opportunity to play a critical part in bringing to life ideas that encourage people to buy products, change their behaviour, give to charitable causes or even affect social change and help businesses grow, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels). 

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

Apply here: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/qcapnmemzk  

 

The Pipe - About you

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 Math and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)   

 

Apply here:  https://app.beapplied.com/apply/qcapnmemzk

 

Fortunately
Drive

What do you get out of The Pipe?

A role in Account Management will be the right for you if you have: 

• A can-do attitude combined with a strong desire to learn and grow 

• A passion for creativity and the work 

• Strong potential to develop relationships with others based on mutual respect and partnership 

• A problem-solving mindset with a willingness to take on new challenges 

• An attention to detail 

 

What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside the hands-on learning experience from your day-to-day role, you will also work towards obtaining an Advertising & Media Executive qualification. 

A 2-year placement paying £21,800 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.   

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOLLY HERON

Where are you now?
I am currently in my 3rd rotation in the Influence department. I have previously completed rotations in PR and Advertising.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to work in a fast based environment and witness my work come to life as campaigns go live. I love that no day is the same as I work with a wide range of clients across different industries and markets. I also love working with a team of brilliant people who are passionate about the work they are creating.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
There is no such thing as a silly question! Time goes so quickly in your rotations so try and talk to as many people as possible to understand more about the department. There is always so much going on at Ogilvy so try and say yes and get involved in as much as possible.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Inspiring, passionate, fun.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
The apprenticeship allows you to experience all sides of the business and get a taster of what it is like to work in this amazing industry. Through the rotations I have found where my passions lie, I know what kind of work I want to create and what career I want to pursue. I can’t recommend it enough!

Molly Heron

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

JOMI OGUNREMI

Where are you now?
I’m currently on my second rotation in the Strategy department. Prior to that I was working with the Behavioural Science team in the Consulting department.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Each day is different, there’s always something exciting happening in the business. Sometimes it’s the opportunity to work on a different kind of brief or being able meet new people.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s very important to take every opportunity that comes your way whilst on the program. Rotating to different parts of the business allows you to meet more people who can each offer you something different.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
People-centric, Unique, Collaborative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
This is a unique opportunity which allows you to gain invaluable experience from some of the best in the industry and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Jomi Ogunremi

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOSES RATHBONE

Where are you now?
I am mid-way through my second rotation in the Pipe. I spent the first six months working in the Consultancy team. I researched different brands, business models, industries and consumers and used the research to derive different brand strategies. I was even lucky enough to work with the US team (albeit remotely). I am now in the Strategy department on ‘Team Red’ helping with the big-picture thinking behind Vodafone’s advertising campaigns.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to read and watch A LOT of different adverts. I like talking to the creatives and watching how the team’s strategic thought gets turned into an actual ad. It was super fun to see one of my pieces of work pop up as a paid ad on Instagram the other day.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s really important to have an opinion on things. Do lots of reading and keep up with cultural trends. TikTok / Switch / Twitter are actually a really good source for this. Use your background and your knowledge to put a different spin on an everyday narrative. People here really love it when you say something in a way they haven’t heard before.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Quirky, collaborative, creative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There is opportunity for everyone. People welcome enthusiasm and you can get involved in whatever you find interesting. The people are intelligent, interesting and dedicated to what they do. You get to work in loads of different bits of the agency, meeting new people along the way. Where else can you do that?

Mo Rathbone

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

Ogilvy Equals is a collective of people striving 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

Ogilvy Proud is 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.

At Ogilvy Proud, we celebrate individuality and have 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 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 does 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 Parents and Carers

Is a community support network for Ogilvy's parents and carers as they balance their commitment to family​ life with building a successful career at Ogilvy. 

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 prospective 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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