For the past few years, The Candidate has and continues to work
closely with Manchester
Metropolitan University, hiring students to come into the
office one day a week to gain experience in the industry and
develop skills for future employment.
In this day and age, a proactive approach to gaining experience
and building up the CV is vital to stand out when getting a job
once students graduate. As you can see the Agency Life unit is a
proactive way for students to become more attractive when applying
for jobs/graduate schemes.
'This unit allows you to engage in
workplace practice and develop employability skills in the context
of a real world organisation. You will learn about aspects of
organisational culture and professional working practice in the
context of internships at marketing; retailing; public relations
and digital agencies and functions.'
This year we have 3 students coming from varied degrees and
backgrounds, read why they chose to complete the Agency Life
Kicki Holm - Ba(Hons) Marketing Management
I think Agency Life is a fantastic opportunity to get work
experience while you study and put theory in to practice.
Personally, I do like to study, but I have always preferred to work
and learn through practice and Agency Life provides that
opportunity. I also chose Agency Life as it prepares me for the job
market and can assist in creating a big network with the industry
even before I graduate.
Charlotte Daw - Ba(Hons) Digital Media and
The reason I chose to do Agency Life was because I wanted to
gain experience in a real working environment, building up my
knowledge, ability and communication skills so when I graduate I
have a strong understanding of what employers are looking for,
especially in the digital marketing industry. During Agency
Life, I will also be able to work on my confidence skills so that I
am able to enter the working world with a positive
Samantha Keegan - Ba(Hons) PR &
I chose to do the Agency Life programme as it offers
individuals the chance to gain real work experience. You have the
chance to develop pre-existing skills and learn new skills to help
you progress in your career. It's a great way to build connections
and helps you build your CV. It's a great opportunity to get your
foot on the career ladder.
Here are The Candidate we know the importance of giving students
work experience so much so we end up relying on them and look
forward to having them in the office, giving them experience in
everything digital marketing.