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The majority of opportunities occur in the larger advertising agencies. Many of the larger agencies are part of an international advertising/media group, possibly with several branches throughout the UK, although they may work as autonomous companies.
Typically, a larger employer will have between 50 and 80 employees, although some agencies have more than 300. Smaller companies can range in size from five to 15 people.
Many of the larger agencies offer a multidisciplinary service to clients, such as marketing in addition to advertising, as many clients will be looking for a full 'communications' package.
The CIM's online marketing careers resource getin2marketing includes a database of marketing graduate schemes and placements, which includes advertising roles. The CIM also has a list of recruitment agencies specialising in advertising and marketing, which may help you source employment.
Alternatively, many advertising jobseekers find roles through speculative applications. The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has a list of agency members listed on its website, including relevant contact details.
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