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6-month paid internship and learning programme for people wanting to get into the advertising, communication, and media industry. Programme runs from May – November 2023.

HKX Platform x LIFT programme is a unique placement experience. It’s a 6-month in-depth learning experience for people wanting to get into the advertising, communication, and media industry. The programme is ideal for anyone who likes brands, culture, and communication. You’ll be a part of the real team, working on real briefs, doing real work, for real clients. 

Not only will you be in a focused job paying London Living Wage (£11.95 per hour) for 6 months, learning from the best in our industry and doing amazing work, but you will also receive additional employability support to help boost your employment prospects in the future. 
The programme will be based within HKX, Havas’s London office, which is home to 24 agencies which all share the same office space, with the aim to increase collaboration and communication between all their people and agencies. 
We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative, accountable, committed, and collaborative candidates. You don’t need any previous experience or specific skills: we’re more interested in what you will bring, not what you can already do. 
The LIFT and Havas teams will provide mentoring and coaching throughout the internship journey and offer ongoing support at the end of the placement to help plan the next steps in the creative sector. 

What will you gain from the HKX Platform x LIFT Programme? 

  • 6 months of paid work experience in a Havas business, full time, paid at London Living Wage (£11.95 per hour), 
  • The opportunity to work within a creative advertising business, contributing to real projects and being an important part of a team 
  • Access to a training program which will run in tandem with the placement for ½ a day a week alongside support around starting out in the creative sector and continuing to develop following the programme.  
  • Mentoring and support from the LIFT and Havas teams to help develop skills and support their journey. 
  • Peer-2-peer support throughout the programme 

Roles Available

Havas Studios - Junior Content Creator  

Havas Media - Client Planning (Team Steel)  

Havas Media - Audio Visual  

Havas UK - People Assistant  

Havas Media – Insights x2    

Havas Media - Junior Tech Support x2   

Red Havas - PR Assistant   

Havas Media - Paid Social  

How to Apply

  1. Read through the job descriptions for each of the placements available above
  2. Join our insight session on 6 April via Zoom to meet the team, learn more about the programme, the application process and a chance to ask questions. This is optional but we'd recommend it. 
  3. Register on LIFT opportunities
  4. Upload a CV
  5. Click apply on the role(s) you have chosen and answer the 2 questions for each role by 16 April, 11:59pm 

If you are having any difficulties or would like support with your application please contact the LIFT team on

Key dates 

Applications open on 27 March and close on 16 April at 11:59pm

Insight session: 6 April at 10:00am - Register now

Interview dates: Monday 17 April - Wednesday 19 April (1st stage) Thursday 20 April - Monday 24 April (2nd stage) 

The HKX Platform x LIFT Programme runs from May – November 2023, all participants should be able to commit to the duration of the programme.