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The IDM Marketing Summer School - 25-29 June 2012

In memory of Barrie Spelling

Marketing is all about results. It’s a creative and dynamic discipline – and digital and direct marketing are the fastest growing sectors. Now we’re looking to find the people who will shape the future of our business.

Get on the fast track
The IDM's annual summer school provides a stepping stone to jobs in direct, data and digital marketing. Each year, 20-30 final year students and recent graduates spend a week finding out all about the business and meeting influential contacts for recruitment purposes. It's a residential course in Teddington, SW London, FREE to attend, and run by The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing on behalf of the profession.

Programme content
During the week you will:-

  • Visit a top London marketing agency to see it in action, and meet the people working there from account managers to digital marketers to creatives.
  • Update your knowledge on the latest practices of digital and direct marketing from the specialists in this field.
  • Work on a live case study to try it out for yourself.
  • Find out about the types of company you could work for – clients, agencies and service providers – and typical roles.
  • Attend a networking event at a prestigious London hotel and mingle with senior management from the profession’s top businesses such as OgilvyOne, Vodafone, Barclays, TEQUILA\ and many more.
  • Meet and socialise with a group of like-minded graduates and enjoy a fun-filled training and networking week.

Many students will be fortunate in securing a job directly through the programme. In the past, students have gone on to work at companies such as EHS 4D Group, Rapp, O2 and archibald ingall stretton. In addition, the knowledge and experience gained from the programme has proved to put candidates ahead of the game at interviews. Which is why all students on the 2011 summer school got jobs within just 2 months.

The next summer school runs from 25 to 29 June 2012. Applications are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students of all disciplines, not just marketing, with a graduation date of 2011 or 2012. You will need to pass an assessment process to gain a place, and these will be held in April 2012.

To apply, simply complete the application form.

The closing date for applications is  2 March 2012. and applications are now being accepted.




Here's what an employer has to say...
"We get involved with the IDM summer school as it brings good quality students into the profession, so much so that this year we are finding it hard to choose amongst the excellent standard of talent."
Emma Luckett, HR Manager, EHS 4D Group

And here's a comment from a past student...
"The IDM Summer School taught me so much in such a short space of time, it was also great fun! I am still in touch with many of the other grads who attended it, many of whom, like myself, have ended up in the exciting marketing and advertising field. I have no doubt that without the help of everyone at the IDM I would not be at such a fantastic agency, working with some of the world's biggest and best brands."
Jamie Longstreet, Graduate Account Executive, Rapp
BA History, Cardiff University


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