Manchester Masters, the initiative set up to attract and keep the country’s best graduate talent in Manchester, today launched its search for the region’s top graduates to work in the thriving creative sector.
Students from Greater Manchester universities can apply for the programme by completing an online form found at www.manchestermasters.com before June 20, 2011 and submitting a short You Tube video of about themselves and their personal creativity!
The top 50 applicants, as selected by the programme’s board, will be invited to a two-day assessment centre, which will include group workshops and one to one interviews. Following this rigorous process, the final ten will be chosen.
The ten lucky finalists will take part in four placements throughout the year, working in a variety of PR, advertising, marketing, digital and other creative roles within a wide range of leading Manchester companies.
In previous years, students have be placed at Timpsons, MediaCityUK and theEword. The finalists will also undertake a fee free masters degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, and membership to the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
The competition is open to students at MMU and other Greater Manchester universities who are graduating this year or graduated last year.
Sandy Lindsay, project director for Manchester Masters and Tangerine PR’s group managing director, said: “Since its launch, Manchester Master has helped almost 40 students secure permanent employment in the region, and has helped to build our knowledge economy and promote Manchester as the creative capital of the UK.”
Chris Greener, 24, graduated with a BSc in marketing management from Manchester Metropolitan University before winning a place on the scheme, and has since started a professional career as marketing manager at student tour operator Outgoing Ltd. He says: “The programme accelerated me in to a job I love and improved my working knowledge of marketing tenfold. Manchester Masters made me a far more employable individual and I was able to walk out of the programme straight in to a management role. Now I’m responsible for a number of departments and I am directly answerable to the managing director.”