I have only completed 2 years of my degree yet have other valuable work/ life experience. Can I still apply?

You will need to have completed your degree and be able to start work in the summer of 2016 If you don’t have a degree but do have other exciting work experience, you are still welcome to apply.

Is it possible to defer entries?

We’re afraid we can’t take deferred entry. You should definitely apply next year though. It will probably be around the same time so just check out the site in a year and there should be more details up there.

Do you keep previous applications on file?

Sorry, but we are unable to reinstate your application as you’ve got to answer the new qualifying questions.

How formal does my application need to be? I mean, I don’t want to come across as neither too stuffy nor too relaxed.

This is always a tough one to make a call on but the best advice is to really get your personality across. Remember that we’ll be reading quite a few and will be looking out for people who can make us sit up and take notice.

How much work experience do I need to have in an agency in order to be successful?

Prior work experience just shows you’re keen to get into the industry, but is by no means a prerequisite – interesting life experiences of any kind give us some insight into your motivations and creativity.

The schemes sounds great but I was wondering if there’s an age limit?

There’s no age limit on applying to the Fellowships but it’s worth bearing in mind that the salaries are set no matter how old or experienced you are.

For those who apply before the deadline, do you notify us on a rolling basis about first interviews?

Or will I have to wait like everyone else? We notify everyone around the same time so hopefully the wait isn’t too agonising! It usually takes about 4-6 weeks to go through the 1000 or so applications we receive, so bear with us.

Will you be providing feedback to us on our applications?

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Can I apply for the Fellowship schemes if I do not have a working visa?

Unfortunately, due to recent visa allocation restrictions in the UK, we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the 2 year schemes.

What do I do if I have problems submitting my application form?

If you have difficulties or receive an error message please email


What format will the interview and assessment day take?

If we like your written application, you’ll be invited into our offices. For the account management scheme, you’ll have two interviews with people from different parts of the agency, and will then be asked to deliver a presentation. This will all help us get a feel for who you are, and where your skills lie. We’ll select our 10 summer interns from the interview days. The planning applicants, will have an initial interview day, if successful you will be invited back for a further assessment day a few weeks later.

Will I need to prepare anything for the interview and assessment days?

Details will be given with the email invites.

How should I dress? Obviously this is a formal assessment so you should dress appropriately for the occasion.

Dress smart, but make sure you’re comfortable.

What if I can’t make the assessment day?

If you are unable to make it to the interview/assessment day we will unfortunately be unable to consider you for a place on the Fellowship.

If I manage to get through, will Ogilvy pay for my transport to and from interviews?

Unfortunately, we can’t pay for applicants travel.

How soon will I hear the result?

We would hope to be in touch within a working week of the interview/assessment day. You will be notified of the decision by either phone call or email.

If I have holiday booked during the Account Management Summer Internship am I still OK to take it?

We are afraid not. We need people who can attend for the full Summer Internship… we’ll need that time to work out if you’re right the job, and your teams will need you too, trust us!

Do I have to take part in the Account Management Summer Internship to be considered for the longer Account Management Fellowship scheme?

Yes. The Summer Internship and Account Management Fellowship are directly linked. Think of the Summer Internship as a kind of less-stressful assessment centre, where we can see how you work over eight weeks and decide if you’re right for the Fellowship.

Is there a Summer Internship for the Planning Fellowship?

No, there isn’t.

I saw that the Account Management Summer Internship starts in July. Is it possible to start later?

Unfortunately not. The two month Summer Internship starts at the same time for everyone with several days of inductions. Believe us – meeting everyone (and spending a night or two in the bar) during the first week is something you really won’t want to miss.

Is the 8-week Summer Internship paid?

Yes – you will be working hard just like everyone else in the agency, and we believe it is only right that you are paid for this.

How long will I have to wait after the Summer Internship finishes to find out if I’ve made it onto the Account Management Fellowship?

We should be in touch within a week of the Summer Internship ending to let you know whether you’ve been successful. If you have, you’ll get a 2 months to relax before your Fellowship programme begins with four weeks of training alongside the other five Fellows.

Do you look to recruit individuals only in the marketing and advertising sector or do you have potential vacancies in other areas?

An agency as large as Ogilvy needs a large support function of HR, finance and legal professionals – so if you’re interested, upload your details and CV to our Talent Portal. You can also join our online Talent community on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @OgilvyCareersUK or @OgilvyFutureYou.