Marketing ‘paid’ internship programme launched in Singapore by IPG agencies

A new graduate programme to discover the marketing leaders of tomorrow has been launched by a number of IPG agencies in Singapore.

McCann Worldgroup, MullenLowe and Jack Morton will pay graduates to complete the six-month programme, working  in collaboration with educational institutions likes Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University.

The graduates will work as account executives and be paid a “competitive’ wage, said IPG.

The announcement:

In an effort to identify and nurture the future leaders of integration, IPG agencies McCann Worldgroup, MullenLowe and Jack Morton joined forces to launch the first-ever graduate apprenticeship program in Singapore.

Called “Accelerate”, the program is a six-month paid internship for graduates from some of Singapore’s leading universities. The graduates will gain vital experience from across different marketing disciplines through a rotational internship at three separate IPG agencies.

The first “Accelerate” cohort of graduates were recruited from Singapore Management University (SMU) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in June, and started the first of their rotation across the participating IPG agencies – McCann Worldgroup (consisting of McCann, MRM//McCann and CRAFT); MullenLowe (consisting of MullenLowe and MullenLowe Profero) and Jack Morton Worldwide.

Nick Handel, CEO, McCann Worldgroup Singapore; Paul Soon, CEO, Mullen Lowe Group South East Asia and Charles Robinson, SVP, MD, Jack Morton Worldwide Singapore said in a joint statement: “We are delighted to be welcoming our first ‘Accelerate’ participants.

“Accelerate is an important initiative, not only because it showcases the incredibly diverse and exciting career opportunities that exist within a modern marketing solutions company, but also because it will help drive the collaborative culture and multi-disciplinary mindset, which is essential to our continued and collective success.”


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