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We feel that a studio environment, a live atmosphere helps develop that individual. We like to offer select places throughout the year to standout candidates who are looking to learn and develop their skills in a digital agency in Manchester.

Work Experience is just as important as University in our eyes. You can only learn certain skills within a studio environment and surrounded by active briefs and constant client engagement.

There's just certain aspects of the industry you can't solely learn from University. For example; Time Management is completely different. At Uni you might get 12 weeks to complete a project, but in the real world you might only have 1 week to finish the job. Within this time you might also have minor tweaks, emails to deal with, and clients to manage.

Speaking to clients, managing their expectations and listening to feedback is all vital too. That's why we offer all our work placements on the basis that you WILL be working on live projects and getting stuck in, rather than just answering the phone and making tea and coffee for guests.

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What's good about doing a work placement at MadeByShape?

We've been in your shoes. All of us have been to University, we've experienced work placements. Andy and Jason were University Lecturers for 8 years so they understand the importance of work placements within the creative and digital sector.

We are here to help, we can't hold your hand all day but the process is a learning curve and we will down as much advice and knowledge as we can to make the placement as worthwhile as possible. Some of the areas we'd help you improve in are:

  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Web Design ( including Wireframes, UX, UI )
  • Web Development ( Front End, Back End, Responsive, CMS )
  • Client Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Social Strategy
  • Branding
  • Content Creation
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"When graduation time finally comes around I can say, honestly, that I hope whatever job I find myself in has the atmosphere that Andy and his team have built at Shape. From the get go I was made to feel like one of them and found myself laughing 90% of the day. The studio itself mirrors the same feeling that I got when I first found myself on their website, a modern professionalism that has a contemporary edge to it which I think further reflects just how they work over at MadeByShape. They know how to work hard but have fun doing it and, even from just at my time there, I can see that Andy is a boss who understands how staff who feel appreciated will do more than is expected." Abbie Johnson

So if this all sounds good to you, and you're interested in a placement here at MadeByShape, feel free to get in touch by emailing us over at: hello@madebyshape.co.uk

Make sure that you follow us on social media @madebyshape because we will update Twitter and Instagram with available opportunities.

"Working in the studio full time has made me realise that when you love what you’re doing it doesn’t feel like work at all, and getting out of bed every morning to come to work doesn’t have to feel like a chore. It is different to what I have been used to the last two years, but the studio is a really easy environment to work in." Kirsty Meredith

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