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WPP Breakthrough Cadetship

We are WPP, the world’s leading creative transformation company.

We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

We are a global company with teams working across every major advertising or marketing communications client around the world. 

BREAKTHROUGH - A career-defining, industry-leading program for emerging talent.

We are launching a unique, first-of-its-kind cadetship program designed to give emerging talent with a passion for creativity the opportunity to kick-start their career within the WPP network.

The 12-month program provides an immersive experience within four of our award-winning creative and production agencies: whiteGREY, Wunderman Thompson, VMLY&R, and Hogarth.

By participating, you will benefit from spending time in departments including client service, strategy, digital, and production. You will get your hands on real client briefs, gaining professional industry skills, knowledge, and career learnings while in the role. When the program is complete, you will have the opportunity to be considered for permanent roles within the network.



whiteGREY is the Australian arm of the globally renowned Grey Group. A collision of perspectives creates the tension needed to get closer to the extraordinary. At whiteGREY you will get the opportunity to work in client service and brand planning.

Wunderman Thompson 

Wunderman Thompson is a growth partner – part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology company. Its experts deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. Gain immersive skills across CX (Customer Experience) from research to strategy to delivery.


Passionately inventive and relentlessly curious, VMLY&R strives to uncover the connection in all we do. By finding the intersection between what is important to consumers and what is true to brands, VMLY&R creates campaigns, content, platforms, and experiences that get people talking. VMLY&R will give you the opportunity to gain experience in digital project management. 


Hogarth is a global leader in production services, giving clients the edge by making the best work, brilliantly. Operating in two connected yet distinct markets: Traditional production and adaptation, and creative content production are driven by data and insight, Hogarth combines craft, insight, and technology to bring creative work to life. Hogarth offers the chance to develop your skills in production and work on set with clients to understand the skills needed to be a Production Coordinator. 


We are looking for enthusiastic, resourceful, and inquisitive individuals who are hungry to kick-start their careers in the creative communications industry. 

Previous experience or knowledge in this industry is not required. We care more about who you are.

Candidates need to be able to work full-time, in Sydney for a minimum of 12 months. Tertiary qualifications are not mandatory.


Applications are currently open and will close on 18th July. Those selected will need to be able to attend an onsite Immersion Day on Friday 29th July as part of the interview process. 8 candidates will be selected by 8th August.

Please note: We can only accept candidates that hold valid working rights in Australia and are unfortunately not able to offer sponsorship at this time. 

WPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our mission is to build and foster an inclusive culture of belonging, one that is equitable, tolerant, and respectful of diverse thought and individual expression. WPP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage all applicants to apply.

Closed 18 days ago
Closed 18 days ago
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Communications, Media and Advertising

  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Permanent

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:





    Sep 2022 (approx)

  • Closing Date:23rd Jul 2022, 12:59 pm


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