UK Agency Work Experience
Simple isn’t it? Just ring one of the UK’s top design agencies and say ‘Hey, it’s *INSERT YOUR NAME HERE*, I’m just going to turn up and get some work experience from you. Sound ace? Great, see you Monday’. (If anyone has the stones to give that a try and is successful we would be delighted to hear how over a responsible pint).
Yeah, it’s not that easy sadly. You’d think that as you are working for free, companies would snap your hand off. Why wouldn’t they want you in their studio? Well, in there defence (or so we’re told) it’s about their time investment predominantly. Sometimes it might be about their own perception of their brand in terms of the value of the opportunity they are offering. They are letting you into their operation, allowing you to see how it all works, perhaps sharing a bit of their intelligent property.
Most of the best UK agencies will offer work experience placements but these positions are massively sought after. So you either have a brilliantly creative way to grab their attention or your work already speaks for itself and is head and shoulders above the standard of your peers. Sound like you? Then go for it, jump into their process, do it now though, the process usually starts in late spring/very early summer.