Program

 

Program Overview

Z Academy Apprenticeship Program is designed for students and recent graduates to gain practical working experience in one of the following world-class advertising agencies: BAV, Bravo, Iconmobile, Labstore, TAXI, VML, and Y&R.


 
 
 
HOW DOES IT WORK ? 

Zeds join the team for a 3-6 month commitment and are immediately assigned to a client-serving digital, creative, or operational teams. In many cases, they work on the agency’s largest global accounts. Graduating Zeds are then evaluated for full-time positions across the Y&R network.

 


 
 
 
WHY IS THERE A NEED FOR THE PROGRAM ? 

Marketers are constantly seeking to create content that dominates consumer platforms. Zeds are highly connected to the latest technological and communication trends. Millennial and future generations possess technological fluencies that are at the core of digital marketing and advertising strategies, and will be a vital asset to our network.

 


 

 
 
HOW DOES Z ACADEMY DIFFER FROM AN "INTERNSHIP" ?

The program’s total immersion approach gives students work experience that go well beyond traditional internships. Zeds work with professional teams on real client accounts and are given an extended look into the inside operations of a world-class advertising agency.

 


 

 
 
I'M STILL A STUDENT. WHAT IF THERE IS TOO MUCH EXPECTED OF ME ?

We’re looking for talent. We know you have it, and we're here to help you refine your professional capabilities. You are expected to follow normal work rules and hours of any full-time Y&R employee and complete assignments within the timeframe that your supervisor sets for you. We're committed to your growth, which includes assigning you a mentor with whom you can meet bi-weekly to navigate your workstream and life here.

 


 

 
 
WILL I GET PAID ? 

Yes, all Zeds receive a stipend, which will vary depending on location. All Zeds can be assured that it will cover basic expenses.

 


 

 
 
AM I ABLE TO WORK IN OTHER COUNTRIES ? 

Depending on your work authorization and ability to obtain a visa, you are eligible to apply for any global position.

 


 

 
 
AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR HOUSING AND AIRFARE ? 

Zeds are responsible for their own airfare and for finding, securing, and paying for their own housing arrangements. We will provide you with information and resources to help you locate housing within an easy commute to the office.

 


 

 
 
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I COMPLETE THE PROGRAM ? 

Once you reach the end of your Zed term, Y&R will consider exceptional and interested participants for full-time employment pending on staffing needs.