Career Guide: OMD

The business

OMD is the world's largest media agency network with offices in 80 countries and 4,200 employees worldwide. In the UK, OMD has two agencies: OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD. Both are recognised for their strategic approach to communication planning and their media buying strength. They provide a wide range of additional services to clients including consumer insight, econometric modelling, interactive, digital, data planning, direct marketing, sponsorship and content development.

OMD UK has a blue-chip client list including Carlsberg, Vodafone, HMV, McDonald's, Peugeot Citroen, the National Lottery and Channel 4. Manning Gottlieb OMD works with brands including Virgin, Sony BMG, Reebok, Apple, Eurostar and Nissan.

Company culture and style

Both OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD are creative, ideas-based companies with a dedication to brilliant client service. We love delivering innovative, creative communication campaigns for our clients, and achieving market-beating value, too. The culture is informal yet professional and we take enormous pride in our work. We have young, energetic teams and the right people can achieve a lot of responsibility early in their careers.

Working environment

OMD UK's offices are right by Paddington Station in London W2, ideally situated for our Hyde Park Fun Runs. Manning Gottlieb OMD's offices are housed in a mews building near Selfridges - ideal for those shopping runs!

Both are busy, open-plan environments with a good buzz and lots of social events.

The graduate scheme

Manning Gottlieb OMD and OMD UK each recruit between 10 and 20 graduates every year. We have a main intake in the summer. However, jobs are offered on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year, so applications are welcome at any time. Please apply for a job at either company by sending a CV and covering letter to Sally Davidson at the address at the top of the page, or via email.

Training

Both companies offer a structured graduate training programme with the opportunity to learn about all the roles within the company. However, much of what we do can only be taught on the job - so you'll get immediate exposure to real planning and negotiation.

Pay and benefits

Starting salaries and benefits are reviewed regularly and are in line with industry norms. We offer a wide range of subsidised events including sporting trips and events, and opportunities to learn new skills such as languages.

Career opportunities

At both companies there are great opportunities to work in different areas of the business and for merit-based promotion. We have board directors who joined the company as graduate trainees!

The future

The future's already here. With projects such as Manning Gottlieb OMD's Living Room of the Future and the latest Out of Home Media Experience, our clients and staff can gain a fascinating and unique insight into how technological advances are powering the communication possibilities of media.

OMD UK 16 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 6AA Tel 020 7893 4893 E-mail sally.davidson@omduk.com Website www.omd.com

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