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Ogilvy & Mather SA’s Graduate Programme

We're now accepting applications for the 2017 programme until September 2nd, 2016. Apply now!

For those brave enough,
the world is theirs.

Our founder, David, became an assistant account executive at the age of 25. Being that young didn't stop him from starting his own agency a few years later, in 1948. Today, O&M's global workforce is nearing 25,000 and while it may sound large, our close family is what sets us apart. o25 for graduates is a unique opportunity to kickstart your career and to challenge yourself at one of the most recognised creative agencies.

An intersection of the arts and sciences

At O&M, we’re made up of artists, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, socialists, idealists and innovators (we even have a doctor and one or two lawyers). We exist to bring our clients' brands to life through creativity, innovation and strategic behavioural science. Our culture is collaborative, we embrace the free exchange of ideas and we always strive to be better. And graduates are critical assets in helping bring fresh ideas to the table, with little or no experience. Because, to be an agency of the future, we need people of the future.

BIG ideas deserve BIG opportunities

o25 has been designed by leaders who understand today's age of digital creativity and what it takes to succeed in the world of marketing. The 12-month programme is demanding, but it rewards bright thinking and hard work. As an o25 Graduate, you'll get a unique perspective across a number of integrated disciplines. You'll develop skills, get hands-on experience and work with some of the best minds in the business. And with so many opportunities, chances are good you'll find something you love.

What's in it for you?

show off your talent

Work on real-life projects and assignments for local and global brands, ranging from automobile to QSR to FMCG.

receive top training

World-class training in digital marketing and communications from senior employees and industry experts.

get 1-on-1 mentorship

On arrival, you'll be assigned a fellow and senior mentor. Both will guide you through your time at the agency.

bring yourself to work

We value you as, well, you. It's what makes us one of the most diverse and accepting companies in the world*.

experience client-side

Not only will you learn from the best on agency-side, but you'll also get to work with some of the country's leading marketers.

sit with us

Enjoy the benefits of being an O&M employee: salary, celebrations, parties and great conversations with our network.

*O&M’s global efforts are recognised by the Human Rights Campaign Organisation in the Corporate Equality Index.

Inside o25

Get the inside scoop; see what our current graduates have been getting up to on their blog.

Visit Inside o25

Let's get it started.

We're now accepting applications for the 2017 programme.

What you'll need...
  • Your latest details
  • CV/Resume
  • Instagram account

dates to remember

Application Deadline

Resume & Challenge
September 2nd, 2016

Super Saturday (Selected Finalists)

CPT: October 1st, 2016
JHB: October 8th, 2016

*Applicants must be South African citizens or hold permanant residency with the right to live and work in South Africa. Click here to read more.

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