Creative Access
Creative intern – IGNITE programme

Creative intern – IGNITE programme

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 26/07/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Undergoing gender reassignment

Closing date for applications: 26th July at 11.59pm

Salary: London Living Wage

Duration: 15 weeks

Working hours: 9:00am -5:30pm

Start date: 29th August 2024

Office days: Tuesday & Thursday as anchor days (with additional days encouraged)


Are you a creative and conceptual thinker with a knack for coming up with ideas that resonate with your peers? Gain insight into a global creative agency in the entry-level IGNITE programme. 

McCann Health London is one of the largest and most awarded health networks in Europe. Through combining the power of science, creative and strategy they strive to integrate advertising, design, relationship and digital marketing, shopper experience and production to deliver best-in-class strategic and creative services to some of the world’s top as well as emerging health and wellness brands.

As one of Europe's most awarded healthcare agencies, McCann Health London launched the IGNITE programme to kick-start creative careers. The 15-week internship pays the London Living Wage, providing a way into the industry regardless of background or experience. So whoever you are, wherever you come from, if you're passionate about creativity and its power to improve people's lives, you can IGNITE your career with McCann Health London.

You can find out more about the IGNITE programme by catching up on our recorded ‘Learn More’ session with McCann Health London staff via YouTube.


What you will learn

  • An introduction to how a global advertising agency operates
  • Work on live client briefs, off-scope +One briefs, and pitches
  • Get a solid grounding in the creative process
  • World-class mentoring from the industry's top creatives
  • How to dream up and execute campaigns
  • How to create a pitch deck, client presentation or pipeline
  • How to develop an idea/prototype and tell a story of a brand or non-profit
  • How to adopt a fresh approach to problem-solving
  • Support a McCann Global Health brief where you will team up with global colleagues.


What we're looking for

  • A genuine interest in communications and the creative industry
  • A passion for creative discipline 
  • A natural conceptual thinker with loads of ideas and fresh perspective
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter (including questions outlined below) as one document
  • Applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


Please answer the following questions as part of your application:

  • What's your superhero name, costume, superpowers & weakness? Or are you a villain?
  • You’ve been given an elephant, you can’t give it away or sell it, what would you do with it?
  • What will you bring to the IGNITE internship that others won't?


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.


Level of experience

  • Entry