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.
"As an English & French student at Oxford, I naturally started in student journalism. I gained experience of digital and influencer marketing in France, and then chose PR to gain deeper understanding of the media. The Graduate Academy at LEWIS has given me a great blend of hands-on experience and training from the best in the industry, with all the dynamic action you could want from an agency environment. If you are looking to hone your communications skills and explore cutting-edge industries, this is the place to be."
Beverley Noble, Account Executive (2017 Academy)
“The LEWIS graduate academy taught me everything I needed to know to kickstart my PR and communications career. Learning from your colleagues both in training sessions and on the job gives you so much valuable experience – from writing skills to client management, media insight to pitching prep, the training truly gets you stuck in to agency life. Since finishing the Academy, I have the confidence to deal with every eventuality, and to keep learning and developing my career every day alongside an amazing team.
Before LEWIS I studied English Literature and French at the University of Manchester, and juggled working as a tutor, as an editor at the student newspaper, and as a brand manager for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office – all of which helped prepare me for the fast-paced world of PR!."
Gemma Sowerby, Account Executive (2017 Academy)
“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)