LEWIS offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced agency environment.
Over a six month period, LEWIS graduates will gain a working knowledge of agency life and gain the skills necessary to succeed in a PR/digital marketing environment. In addition to personalised training given by our in-house industry professionals you will work in our Account Servicing team, supporting the teams with content, social media and media relations. Following successful completion of the Academy, delegates will join the business as full time Account Executives.
The Academy training is intended to cover the necessary skills for a career in PR and communications and gives a clear insight into how an agency operates. Sessions have been carefully developed to give graduates the best start to their career in communications and include:
Your training does not end with the completion of the Graduate Academy and we offer regular training for all LEWIS employees, as well as opportunities to travel the global network. You will also receive a competitive salary and numerous benefits.
"The Graduate Academy has been a great insight into the world of PR and has covered everything from speaking to journalists, handling crazy client requests to writing. It has been really inspirational to have training sessions with those who are at the top of the game. The programme has really helped me build confidence in all areas of the job and the skills I have developed are ones I put to practise and build on every single day."
Lola Targett, Account Executive (2015 Academy)
“The Graduate Academy has offered me a real head start in the world of PR. It has provided an opportunity to learn about all areas of the business, from creative to finance,as well as picking up tips and tricks from experienced colleagues. The main aspects I have taken from the academy are skills in presentation and writing - areas in which I am now much more confident in."
Tom McMahon, Account Coordinator (2016 Academy)
“The LEWIS Graduate Academy was a hugely valuable experience. It allowed me to meet with and learn from senior team members across a variety of training courses. There weren’t just the usual sessions on content creation and media relations, but also training on specific industry topics related to our clients. I really felt like the first six months of training not only gave me a brilliant overview of the industry, but a very sound knowledge on which to build my career.”
“The Academy has been fantastic at building my core skills and confidence in the workplace - from presentation training to learning the intricacies of the UK media landscape, it has given me everything I need to have a successful career in PR. I now work on a great variety of global technology and consumer clients and am continuing to develop my professional skills. ”
Hugh James, Account Executive (2015 Academy)
"One of the best things about the Graduate Academy has been the training and insight from a wide range of industry experts, giving us the skills to start our communications careers. From day one, we have been involved with large-scale, global PR clients and campaigns, and I really enjoy working on so many interesting accounts. Above all, what makes LEWIS such a truly special place to work is the people. The business has a unique character and every person I have worked with has been very welcoming with a great sense of humour.”
Georgie Callé, Account Coordinator (2016 Academy)