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The Incubator is our open and inclusive work experience programme that gives students (16-18yo) an insight into a potential career path in the marketing and advertising industry.

We are WPP’s end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. We understand people: how and where they buy to create culturally relevant, personalised commerce experiences that help businesses grow – and we need you!


Are you entrepreneurial, have a side hustle or ambitions to start and grow a business?   Then you could be right for The Incubator – our UK one-week summer work experience programme that will: 

  • Give you a complete insight into the Creative Commerce industry and the exciting range of career paths available to you. 
  • Get 1-2-1 time with the most senior leaders within the business from the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Digital Officer 
  • Work with other students as part of a mini agency creating a pitch to present to senior leads for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. 

We are WPP’s end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. We understand people: how and where they buy to create culturally relevant, personalised commerce experiences that help businesses grow – and we need you!


Do you have bold, challenging new ideas you want to see brought to life?  

Can you envision brilliant, multi-platform creative campaigns that demand attention and drive real market growth? 

Curious about how you could put your ideas, creativity and skills to work? This is the perfect place. 

We’re looking for students aged 16–18 from London and around, with an interest in a future career in commerce/marketing/communications/advertising/digital/social media, and of course, passionate about the power of creativity.   

To find out more about us, visit or follow us at @VMLYRCommerce


The chance to work with some of the best in the business at VMLY&R Commerce and see how you can bring your creativity to life in engaging new ways.  

And have fun doing it. 

What’s on offer? 

  • Hult Entrepreneurial Spirit Award 

This award recognises students who put their ideas into action. Recipients receive £10,000 each academic year towards tuition fees to study a Batchelor of Business Administration at Hult International Business School. 

  • An opportunity to interview for The Hult Scholar Grant 

The opportunity to interview with an Undergraduate Dean at Hult International Business School in London to receive The Hult Scholar Grant – Hult’s full-tuition scholarship that gives exceptionally talented and determined students the opportunity to earn a Bachelors in Business Administration, tuition-free


Make sure you’re free from Monday 26 July 2021 to Friday 30 July 2021, between 10 am and 5 pm.

Application close date is Monday 21st June 2021.

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