M&C Saatchi Open House is a free online training course open to anyone. Yes, ANYONE. No matter who you are or where you are, what you already know…or who you don’t. Whether you’re studying, looking for a career move, or returning to work after a break, we can’t wait to meet you during our 8-week programme.
Though applications are now closed, We received more than 1,300 sign-ups for Open House since launching the initiative on the 29th July, with applications from a diverse range of people from all over the world, with ages ranging from under 18 to over 55, a range of ethnicities and a variety of previous work experience.
The primary goal of Open House is to remove barriers for people who want to break into the advertising or communications industry but have not had the support or access to do so. We want to provide an opportunity to reach individuals that have never considered a career in advertising, acknowledging the industry hasn’t done enough to raise awareness and get on their radar. We want to encourage participation from these groups and make it clear that advertising is a realistic career option for them.
Starting on Wednesday 2nd September, M&C Saatchi Open House will offer a series of eight specially created, weekly virtual seminars, each hosted by a different M&C Saatchi expert, including London CEO Camilla Kemp and London Chief Creative Officer Ben Golik, sharing their knowledge on topics such as ‘How to interpret and write a creative brief’, ‘How to craft amazing ideas that transform brands’, ‘How to bring ideas to life across multiple channels’, ‘How to engage meaningfully with customers using data’ and ‘How to master the art of the pitch’.
M&C Saatchi Open House not only offers an opportunity to be shortlisted for a future role with the agency, but it will also equip participants with an in-depth understanding of the industry and a certificate of participation that they can take with them into future applications or career choices.
Camilla Kemp, CEO, M&C Saatchi, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the response we’ve had to M&C Saatchi Open House. Not only have we had a huge volume of registrations, but we’ve also been heartened to see such a diverse range of people signing up, with many different reasons for applying. We set out to create a programme which would be accessible to absolutely anyone, so it’s fantastic that so many people, from such a variety of backgrounds, have been inspired to get involved. It’s clear that there is a real need for initiatives like this, particularly in our post-lockdown world where many are looking for work. We really hope we can help to bring a whole new raft of talent into our industry.”