Everything you need to know.

So you're interested in applying? Great! Here are a few FAQs we've put together on questions you might ask us. If you think we still haven't answered your question, no stress...drop us a line at ogilvytwentyfive@ogilvy.co.za and someone on our team will get back to you.

Application requirements

Who can apply for o25?

All residents or valid holders of permanant residency with the right to live and work (DHA-1635) in the Republic of South Africa with a tertiary qualification, obtained in five or less years (including those graduating at the end of 2017), may apply for the o25 Programme from August 1st, 2017.

I was educated outside of South Africa. Can I still apply?

Yes, as long as you are able to work in South Africa. Please clearly state your qualifications when you submit your details to the system on August 1st, 2017.

How does the application process work?

On August 1st, 2017, applications for the programme will become available on o25.ogilvy.co.za. You'll need to create your account on the website, complete the Instagram Or YouTube challenge, complete your profile information and answer a couple of questions on the system.

Application hints and tips

The application system is simple. On August 1st, 2017, create your application through the website o25.ogilvy.co.za. You'll be asked basic information about yourself. You will not need to submit your challenge at this point, but be sure to login and complete the application before midnight on September 8th, 2017. An incomplete application at midnight on September 8th, 2017, will automatically be removed from the system. Completing the application form should take no longer than 30 minutes (excluding the time spent on the challenge and profile answers). Please be as concise as possible in answering any additional questions, to ensure all key points are captured.

Application process

What is the challenge?

We need to see if you are able to answer a brief. Creativity is pervasive throughout our business, so challenge yourself. Choose your platform. What you will need, is your own Instagram Or YouTube account. Stay tuned; we'll announce the challenge on the day applications open.

What do I do once I've submitted my online application?

We'll be screening each and every application and will shortlist those into the Super Saturday, hosted at either our Cape Town or Johannesburg office. Super Saturday in 2017 will take place on the following dates:
CPT: October 14th, 2017
JHB: October 14th, 2017

How do I attend the Super Saturday if I'm not near an O&M SA office?

To compete for a chance to be part of the o25 programme, all shortlisted applicants are required to attend a Super Saturday in either Cape Town or Johannesburg and own travel arrangements must be made.

What is the 'Super Saturday'?

On Super Saturday we'll assess your skills against the other applicants eyeing for the chance to get into the o25 Programme. You'll do a group exercise, a face-to-face interview and lots more. You'll get the opportunity to meet our people, both on a senior level and current graduates. And you'll get a chance to have a look around and find out what it's really like to work at Ogilvy & Mather.

What happens after Super Saturday?

Once the judges have made their final decision, our team will let you know whether you have made it into the programme or not.

Can I re-apply if I've not been successful?

Yes. You are more than welcome to apply for the 2018 programme when applications open up again next year, provided you continue to adhere to the application requirements.


Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Drop us a line at ogilvytwentyfive@ogilvy.co.za and someone from our team will be in contact with you.

I'm having technical difficulties. Who should I speak to?

Send a mail to ogilvytwentyfive@ogilvy.co.za with precise details of the technical fault and someone will contact you.

Stay tuned!

We will be opening up applications to the 2018 programme in July next year. In the meantime, check out the stars who made it through to o25.