National radio competition offers internship opportunity at Global

making_waves_logo.png__550x83_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscaleCreative competition offers a foot in the door at one of Britain’s biggest radio companies.

A radio advertising competition is offering the opportunity for a budding marketeer to get a foot in the door at British media & entertainment group Global.

The creative competition Creating Waves, now in its second year, is offering one lucky winner a work placement at Global, the media & entertainment group which is home to some of the UK’s best loved radio brands including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.

The Creating Waves initiative, which asks creative hopefuls to submit a 30-second radio ad script for the chance to further their careers, is run by personal injury advice service National Accident Helpline. The company has partnered this year with Global following the successful launch of the competition in 2015.

Beth Powell, National Accident Helpline’s Marketing Director, will be helping to judge the entries for Creating Waves 2016.

As well as the chance for an internship at Global, the winner will have their script made into a real-life ad for a National Accident Helpline awareness campaign by recording artists at the Global studios. Two runners up will also have their ads made to bolster their portfolios.

Last year’s Creating Waves winner, Michael Kettles, studied Creative Advertising at the University of Huddersfield. He says that winning Creating Waves has been great for his CV.

When asked what advice he would give to this year’s entrants, he said: “Imagine you’re talking to one person, right next to you. Would you scream and shout? Use overly complicated language? Keep it simple, be honest and try to have fun with it.”

You can listen to Michael’s winning ad here:

To find out more and enter Creating Waves 2016, visit:

Inspire young minds as a Youth Mentor and Presenter!

Elevate Education are advertising for a Youth Mentor and Presenter.

Do you…
Love public speaking?
Want to earn £70 per 60-minute seminar presented?
Like being the centre of attention?

Are you…
Keen on making a difference to people’s lives?
Wanting a flexible part-time job with full-time opportunities when you graduate?

Elevate Education is an international education company that makes a difference to school students’ lives. Very simply, we do this by using high performing university students and graduates to deliver seminars that improve student achievement.

If you’ve got what it takes to join the young and dynamic Elevate team, find out more and how to apply for the position HERE.

“There was some method to the career madness”: Matt’s Answer

MattMatt Arnerich, Content Writer for Inspiring Interns.

“Having graduated from University in 2014, I left with a good degree, and absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I had an interest in using my writing skills in my career, but with no idea about how I could make them applicable. So I took the next natural step and spent a year travelling…

There was some method to the career madness. I wanted the opportunity to work out what my skills were and what I wanted to do, while getting the chance to do something I’ve always wanted to do. Travelling can be a great way to improve your confidence and communication too, great soft skills for any career.

To pursue my career a little while travelling, I chose to blog the experience (albeit inconsistently) which in the end proved really important for me securing a job. When back in old blighty, I bounced through a few copywriting and general writing gigs through friends and local companies I approached. This gave me the confidence to finally put my CV together properly and start to apply to some jobs.

After some very limited success, I stumbled upon graduate recruitment specialists Inspiring Interns, and thought they’d be a great fit as I found that they specialised in the creative industries.

Unbelievably, they offered me a job in their own marketing team, as a position had recently come up and they were impressed with the writing on my blogs, university newspaper and various jobs I’d managed to get since I returned from travelling.

Almost 5 months in, I’m still loving my new role at an amazing company. I work as a content writer, which is a role I didn’t really know about before Inspiring Interns. Turns out it’s perfect for me. I get to write advice articles for graduates who are looking to get their foot on the first rung of the career ladder.

It’s all about creating engaging content and building relationships with other websites and blogs, which are always two things I’ve loved doing. More importantly, working in an internal marketing department gives me the opportunity to learn skills all across the marketing discipline, and for someone looking to learn a broad range of skills and gain responsibility quickly, going in-house as your first job is a really great step.

Also, if like me you’re a keen writer, and are interested in marketing, content marketing is a great option. Not only is it a great way to use your creative skills, but it’s one of the fastest growing disciplines in marketing, with more than 77% of brands saying they’ll increase their content marketing spend in 2016.

What’s the thing I learnt most during the start of my career? That giving myself the time to work out what it was I wanted to do was the best thing for me, and that when I had an idea, by remaining open to opportunities, I ended up finding a job that I love.”

Inspiring Interns are the UK’s leading graduate recruitment agency. Check their website out for more than 200 live graduate jobs & internships across a whole range of sectors.


This article has been provided by an external organisation, as such the views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Careers, Placement and Experience Centre.

UoR student claims bronze in national graphics competition!

Back in April, we here at Careers shared an exciting opportunity for students to enter the Display Wizard National Graphic Design Competition for the chance to gain industry experience and a possible £500 grant alongside their studies.

We are extremely proud to announce that Emmeline Hewstone, a student from the University of Reading has won 3rd prize in the competition. As a winner of the competition, Emmeline will receive a number of prizes including a grant from Display Wizard. The university will also receive the custom-printed exhibition stand designed by Emmeline for use at open days and other promotional events.Discussing her experience with us, Emmeline said:

I first heard about the Display Wizard competition through an email forwarded to all students in the department from the Careers office. I went through two or three different ideas before finally arriving at one that I was happy with, and it seemed that the more time I spent committing to it the more I really wanted to win. So when I got the email that I had won third place I was obviously so thrilled, but also relieved – all my hard work had paid off and I was rewarded for it! It’s a great feeling having your work recognised and being congratulated on it. And as for the £50 prize money, as soon as this term is over I’m going to Florida, so I’m sure it’ll be put towards that!

The competition asked students to propose two exhibition stand designs for their university which showcased the best aspects of studying their course at their University.

The exhibition stands were evaluated on how consistent their branding is, their appeal to new students and consideration of the stand dimensions in the design proposal. Sally Hiscutt, Director of Display Wizard said of the design:

“This design was technically perfect and has a simple yet striking design. It also has clear and consistent branding, top work! The quality of entrants we received this year was very high, and it was an extremely tough decision choosing the winning designs. We hope this competition can act as a springboard for success for these students in their future careers.”

To view Emmeline’s design and all the designs from the finalists, please visit the Display Wizard Competition 2015/2016 Winners Gallery.


Join professional journalists at NewsAssociates’ Journalism Workshops!

NewsAssociates are running both news and sports events throughout the summer to help trainee journalists make the next step in their career.

Aspiring reporters interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enroll for a free journalism workshop staged at the newsroom of national press agency News Associates. This three-hour session will get you working on your own stories and there will be a chance to meet News Associates tutors, reporters and editors. Each attendee will get individual feedback and career advice.

London dates (247 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SD):
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 (evening workshop from 7.30pm)
Friday, July 8th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Friday, August 5th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)

Manchester dates (111 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HY):
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 (evening workshop from 7.30pm)
Friday, June 17th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 (evening workshop from 7:30pm)
Friday, August 5th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)

E-mail now to reserve your place!

Free Introduction to Sports Journalism Workshops

These popular one-day courses are run by the full-time sports reporters at Sportsbeat – the sports press service of News Associates. The course covers all of the basics of sports journalism – match reporting, meeting tight deadlines, knowing how different publications cover different stories and much more.

London dates (247 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SD):
Friday, May 6th 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Tuesday, June 7th 2016 (evening workshop from 7.30pm)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 (Wimbledon themed workshop)
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 (Olympics themed workshop)

Manchester dates (111 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HY):
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 (evening workshop from 7.30pm)
Friday, June 17th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 (evening workshop from 7:30pm)
Friday, August 5th, 2016 (10.30am – 1.30pm)

E-mail now to reserve your place!

Sports Journalism Masterclasses

This one-day (10am-4pm) sports journalism masterclass is delivered by News Associates and the team at Sportsbeat. It’s ideal for anyone who has already attended one of our introduction to sports journalism sessions or is looking for a full-time career in sports journalism and considering enrolling on an NCTJ qualification.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 (Wimbledon themed workshop)
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 (Olympics themed workshop)

Apply for any of the workshops listed in this post at their website:


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