Account Executive Intern - Sandwich Placement

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England



Job Title: Account Executive Placement

Closing date is 9th March, 2020 (deadline subject to volume).

About the Opportunity: Are you looking for a Sandwich placement in Planning team? Do you have an interest in understanding people and media? Well look no further, Mindshare is looking for someone who has a passion for understanding people, and the ability to ask all the right questions. The only question you should be asking is ‘How do I apply?’

Planning team play a crucial role in helping Mindshare to deliver the most innovative and effective media solutions possible for our clients. Working with Connections Planning, Account Managers are critical in the connection between the specialist teams in Mindshare, and partner agencies to ensure our process runs smoothly and our output consistently delights our clients. This role will offer you a chance to experience life at the centre of a leading media agency, by supporting the Planning team on the M&S account. Your core role will be to assist the team by producing accurate reporting and financial administration, but beyond this you will be exposed to the full agency process and have opportunities to be involved in wider media campaign development.

A Day in the Life: The day starts at 09:30 with a team catch up, here we discuss and divide up tasks for the day and check in on how everyone is getting on with various projects. I’ll then spend the morning working through competitor analysis or managing our campaign bookings. After lunch it’s off to Snapchat’s office to chat to the team there about how we’re using the platform for our upcoming campaign. We finish off the day with a client status meeting where I update brand managers on how their campaigns have been performing. The working day ends at 17:30 and more often than not there’s some kind of social event to get to.


3 best things about the job: 

  • Opportunities to learn and be at the centre of the advertising process
  • Access to a network of advertising professionals and industry events
  • Friendly working culture and great perks, such as the monthly free bar on site


Testimonial: “My time so far at Mindshare has been an invaluable one which I would highly recommend. The culture is friendly, social and inclusive, whilst the opportunities to learn new skills and insights about the industry are amazing. Being surrounded by like-minded people who are experts in their field has enabled be to become more knowledgeable about how media campaigns are planned and implemented. And if all that isn’t enough, there’s are free bar every month!”
- 2019/20 Intern Account Executive

What we’re looking for in you:

  • A keen interest in the advertising industry
  • Desire to develop your own personal skills and gain experience within communications
  • Ability to work independently and contribute towards shared team outputs
  • Meticulous attention to detail when producing reports and other documents
  • A good working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint 

What’s in it for you!

As part of the GroupM and WPP network, our Mindshare benefits are incredibly comprehensive, and you’ll have plenty of fantastic benefits to choose from.  We’ve listed a few below - and there are many more on offer:

  • Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career
  • Light, open-plan office space with roof terrace, onsite bar and stunning views over central London
  • 25 days’ holiday from the get-go, increasing with length of service
  • Season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance.
  • We also have a range of on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.

How to apply:

Please apply online via this advertisement and register your interest in the role.  We use a platform called Applied to review your suitability, so we’ll ask you to complete a short online application allowing you to demonstrate your skills and raw talent.  You’ll get instant feedback on your answers and we can let you know shortly after if this is the right opportunity for you.


Please note that we require all applicants to have the full right to work in the UK, without sponsorship.


If you require any assistance throughout your recruitment process, please call the Future Talent Team on 02071584969 to discuss your requirements.

Application closes 9th March 2020.


About Mindshare

Mindshare sits in the space where data, content and technology collide. We are a leading global marketing and media services network with billings of more than £23billion worldwide. The network consists of 97 offices in 67 countries throughout the USA, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific; each dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands. 

We invest heavily in staff development.  Training is extensive from the most junior level with mock pitches, cross-media training, and learning modules in conjunction with the GroupM University. We work hard to create a coaching culture across the agency and have launched training programmes including a “Future Leaders Programme” which is a 12-month modular learning course designed to accelerate staff development and to expose employees to new areas of the business, and in January 2012 Huddle was launched- an innovative future planning discussion collaborating across our global network. Find out more here:

It’s not all work here - Mindshare hold social events for everyone including festive and summer parties and monthly get-togethers. February 2012 saw Mindshare’s first subsidised ski-trip, which was a roaring success and is now into its 8th year!

If you’d like to know more about life at GroupM and our agencies, you can search for ‘GroupM UK Careers’ on all major social media platforms.


GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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