Do you want to work in communications or design, starting your career in Scotland with the world’s most award-winning communications agency?

Weber Shandwick is open for applicants to our 2019 Early Careers Programme, a year-long programme of structured and on-the-job training that will see you work on impactful campaigns for local and global brands across a range of sectors.  

We’re looking for talented communicators to join our content, integrated media, client experience and insights teams – so whether you’re into graphic design, video production, social media, copywriting, strategy or analytics, there’s an opportunity for you. 

We believe that the more open, varied and diverse we are as an industry the better the work we can do – so, whether you’re a grad, apprentice or something in between – we are looking for smart people from all backgrounds who are restless and want to do impactful work. 


Working in communications is a challenging and stimulating career but often requires creativity and outside-the-box thinking. With that in mind we have decided to theme this year’s early careers programme challenge around the idea of ‘selling the unsellable’, a tough task even with an unlimited budget. Don’t worry, you probably won’t be asked to do anything quite as outlandish in your work at Weber Shandwick but we’d love to see how you would go about … 

  • Selling Inverness as the host city of the Olympics
  • Rebranding Dundee as the new Ibiza 
  • Advertising a new radio station that only ever plays one song 

*one to be chosen from the list 


We know that everyone has different strengths so we want you to answer in the way that best fits your skillset. If you’re great with design then why not make a video, poster or animation? If you’re a bit of a wordsmith then show us what you’ve got in an opinion piece or a social media post. More of a digital guru? Why not talk us through how you’d run an online campaign? Don’t let us limit you though, whether it’s a launch event, a publicity stunt, as advertising campaign, or something totally different we want you to respond in the way that shows us what you can bring to the table. 


Don’t worry if the heading gives you flashbacks to maths at school, we are just interested in why you have decided on your response. To give us an idea of how you arrived at your final submission we’d like to know: 

  • Why did you choose the medium that you have? 
  • What message were you trying to communicate with your response? 
  • Why will your response be effective in moving public opinion? 
  • What groups do you feel your response will resonate with and why? 
  • Could your response be part of a larger campaign? 


We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will be accepting and reviewing applications up until the 28th Feb 2019. Unfortunately, down to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and we wish you all the best in your search. Those successful will be contacted for telephone interview with one of the Talent Team, if you pass that you will be invited to an assessment centre to meet with some of the leadership team.  

Please submit applications to recruitment@WeberShandwick.com by 28th February 2019 with both the challenge and your CV attached.  

We can’t wait to see what you come up with, good luck!