The FHF Graduate Programme for our September 2019 intake is now open for applications!

We’re looking for great graduates to join our agency and help us continue to deliver award-winning work to our clients by providing creative, insight-led campaigns that deliver real change. Are you looking for a challenge?

What is the programme?

A 12 month contract dedicated to one of our practices (Corporate, Technology, Healthcare, Public Affairs, Consumer or Creative Strategy) with the opportunity for a permanent role upon completion. Forget making endless cups of tea (though honestly, that’s great career advice, people love people who offer to make the tea), we’ll be asking you to jump straight into client work, learning the ropes of being an agency practitioner. You also get the perks of working for a global agency, opportunities to visit our network of offices, Friday drinks, monthly massages as well as a competitive salary.

Who can apply?

We’re looking for people who can help us champion clients, challenge competitors and realise results. You must be eligible to work in the UK in order to be considered for the scheme but apart from that all we ask is that you are passionate about producing great work.

Important Dates

Deadline for applications is 3rd March 2019 with the assessment day being held on either 27th March or 3rd April. You will only need to attend one assessment day so please indicate your availability in your application. If successful, you may be invited for an additional interview the week of 8th April. Successful applicants will start September 2019.

How to apply?

Simply respond to both of the two briefs below. You can submit your briefs in any format (video, song, PowerPoint presentation, infographic etc) your only limit is that of 200 words or 3 minutes in length if not in written form. Please zip both brief answers together and attach below or for media files, provide links in a document to where they are hosted.

Brief 1

Tell us about the real you and where you see yourself in 5 years’ time.

Note: the following 12 phrases are banned from your submission (organised, like a challenge, perfectionist, ambitious, quick-learner, determined, hard-working, reliable, pro-active, self-starter, enthusiastic and team player).

Brief 2 – Please choose the brief specific to your top practice preference

Public Affairs/Corporate Communications / Technology

Identify an organisation facing a reputational issue that has led to negative media coverage and political interest. Your job is to advise the organisation’s leadership on how they can deal with the immediate challenge and what they can do to improve their reputation moving forward. Please include suggested campaign messages, identify key media and political stakeholders and outline a communications plan.

Consumer / Creative Strategy

Brand Britain is experiencing reputational change around the world. You have £500,000 to drive re-appraisal of the brand over the next 12 months but only 20% of the budget can be spent on advertising.


ABC Pharma is looking to increase awareness and understanding of the global crisis that is antimicrobial resistance ahead of the launch of a new antibiotic treatment. You have a budget of £50k for an intense six-month programme.

 Successful applications will be contacted by 20th March.

Please select which day you’re able to attend:

27th March3rd AprilEither date
I am eligible to work in the UK.
I confirm I am a graduate.

The Fine Print

  • Please compress two files together in a zip and attach using the contact form above.
  • We have a limited capacity on attachments. If your file is too big, please host on an external channel and submit a URL in a text document.
  • For video we suggest YouTube, for audio we suggest Soundcloud and for any other media please use WeTransfer.
  • Shortlisting will be based on creativity and content of your submission.
  • You don’t need to stick to the same format for both briefs.
  • Unfortunately we won’t be able to reply to all applications. We will contact you if your application is successful by 20 March 2019.

If you have any questions, comments or problems with your application please get in contact with us.