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McCann to Kickstart careers in creative sector

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McCann Manchester, part of McCann Worldgroup is searching for the next generation of advertising and marketing talent as the agency pledges its support to the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme. McCann Manchester is helping 16–24-year-olds gain meaningful long-term employment and experience in the creative industry.

The integrated agency, which is recognised for its work for clients such as Aldi, Smyths Toys and Matalan, has created 14 roles across a number of disciplines at its offices in Manchester city centre, Poynton and Prestbury. From strategy to production and new business, McCann Manchester is on the lookout for the next generation of advertising stars. The roles will be offered on a six-month contract from October this year.

Backed by the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme, McCann Worldgroup announced its integrated network of agencies in the UK, including McCann Manchester, and sister agencies, FutureBrand and McCann Health London, have developed over 80 internships to address the serious skill and talent shortages in the UK.

Commenting on the opportunity, Karen Buchanan, CEO at McCann Manchester, said: “Our industry is fun, fast paced, challenging but above all can be incredibly rewarding. At McCann Manchester we connect all disciplines from production through to data and digital so our recruits will gain an in-depth understanding of the entire mix and how they work together to create effective connected ideas and experiences’.”

Mark Lund, president, UK and Europe at McCann Worldgroup, said: “We see it as our responsibility to leverage the unique breadth and depth of our network in the UK to help address the talent shortage among young people in our sector. Following the announcement of the Kickstart Scheme by the UK government we are working even harder to create new and sustainable opportunities for a generation of young people to experience all aspects of the marketing communications industry. Our aim is to create careers that have a wider impact on the future of our industry and use our platform to nurture the next generation of talent.”

Those interested in applying should contact their local job centre. Applicants need to be receiving or be eligible for Universal Credit to qualify.

McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a creatively driven global marketing company whose professionals are united across 100+ countries by a single mission: To help brands earn a meaningful role in people’s lives. McCann Worldgroup was named “Global Agency of The Year” by Adweek magazine, “Network of the Year” by the Cannes Lions, the world’s most creatively-effective marketing services company by the Effie Awards (for three consecutive years), “Global Network of the Year” by Campaign Magazine and “Network of The Year” by The Webby Awards two years in a row. The network comprises McCann (advertising), MRM (science/technology/relationship marketing), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (production), Weber Shandwick (public relations) and FutureBrand (consulting/design).