The Program

Wieden+Kennedy London wants to meet the next generation of creative thinkers in its city. We don’t care what school you went to, what your maths GCSE was, where your dad works: we just want to see how you think.

During our five-month creative crash course, you will learn how to realise your creative ideas through different mediums and platforms, from film to code, copy-writing to art-directing.

And you’ll do it by learning from some of the best in the creative industries: taking on workshops, tutorials and field-trips while working on briefs that will build a real portfolio of your work.

No experience required. In fact, we prefer you don’t. No ad school is a must!

This opportunity is paid London Living Wage and is full-time. 

You must be legally able to work in the UK from 9th September 2019 to end of January 2020.


Who is Dave Kennedy?

David is the Kennedy in Wieden+Kennedy. When he and his partner Dan founded this agency they had no idea what they were doing. This has been a recurring theme at W+K ever since. What they’ve discovered is that being fearless, a little clueless and having an imagination is the secret sauce to making amazing work.

David knows for a fact that creativity comes from everywhere, he grew up on an oil field and his father was a driller. He calls himself “third generation oil-field trash”.

Kennedy also told us to “go forth and do the unexpected” – That’s where you come in…

Key Dates

  • Applications 28th July 2019
  • Assessment 23rd August 2019
  • Program 9th September 2019
  • Duration 5 months

How to Apply

Complete ALL of the following three tasks in whatever way you like:

  1. The year is 2050. What are you having for dinner?
  2. If you could change one thing, what would it be?
  3. Do something that you’ve never done before.

HINT. BE CREATIVE. Don’t hold back in your submissions and complete each question in any way you see fit. This  is your opportunity to show us how you think and express your ideas. Ex. (and not limited to) films, collage, photography, writing, drawing, video games, etc.

When you’re ready to submit, click “Apply now” at the top of the site or on the drop down menu. Alternatively, email your application to

Please be sure to include your name, email and phone number.

We can accept all common file formats.

You will hear back from us by 5th August 2019.

If you are chosen, you will need to be available on 23rd August 2019 from 9:30am to 6pm for an Assessment Day (more info if you’re chosen).


28th July 2019, 11:59pm.
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