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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 6 February – 21 July 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. You will need to choose a Platform pathway you wish to apply for so please explore all of the options below.

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.

Learn more about the three Platform pathways:


Do you have a natural creative flair, brimming with creative ideas? Do you enjoy solving problems and coming up with new ways of doing things? As part of a creative team, you’ll learn to generate buoyant creative copy and visuals for a range of brands. You’ll be bursting at the seams with ideas and happy working on briefs both big and small. Whatever brief you get, you’ll need to make sure that you produce high quality, accurate work, which means design/strategy that’s appropriate for the client’s brand.

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Marketing and New Business

You’re going to love the hustle as well as the bustle. Move at pace, get things done. The internal New Business and Marketing team sits at the heart of our Havas Creative Group and is one of the most dynamic, fast paced and rewarding departments. From helping in the pitch process to win the agency new clients, through to supporting on the production and logistics of internal and external events, and everything in between, there is never a dull moment.

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Account Management

Are you a real people person? Do you love meeting new people and building relationships? Your friends would describe you as being great with people, organised and you love to make things happen!

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Applications are now closed.

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

Key dates

Applications open on 14 November and close on 12 December at 17:00

Insight session: 1 December at 10:00  

Interview dates: 15-16 December (1st stage) 9-12 January (2nd stage)

The HKX Platform x LIFT programme launches on 6 February and will run until 21 July 2023, all participants should be able to commit to the duration of the programme.

Applications are now closed.

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