Absolute Ignite - Graduate trainee scheme

It's time to make an impact

We’re on a mission to ignite the careers of bright young sparks and boost the marketing of SME’s with a fresh-thinking approach. Whether your a graduate looking for your first role in an agency, or a business looking for growth by working with some of the latest talent coming through. Then our new Absolute Ignite proposition is worth taking a looking at.

Absolute Ignite is a full salaried Graduate Trainee Scheme that supports the development of passionate graduates within our industry. Absolute Ignite will consist of Creatives, Developers, Client Services and Marketers who fast track their development with dedicated 1 to1 support from the main agency's senior leadership team as well as training sessions with external training companies.

Each year, we'll recruit a team of talented university graduates, provide them with mentorship and give them the opportunity to work on live projects, all under the guidance of their mentor, the Ignitors will collaborate closely with our clients and learn about the day-to-day workings of an agency.

Meet the Ignitors

Joshua Cadman

Dev Ops

Joshua Cadman

Leah Packingham


Leah Packingham

Karl Chelton

Dev Engineer

Karl Chelton

Grace Partington


Grace Partington

Are you ready to ignite your career?

Absolute Ignite is an excellent way for ambitious graduates to launch a successful career within an agency. We have created the Ignite Graduate Trainee Scheme to help develop the skills and experience needed in a real-world agency environment including -

The benefits

  • Fully paid position
  • Initial 12 month contract
  • Gain experience on live commercial briefs/projects
  • Excellent career progression
  • Gain confidence presenting work to clients
  • Dedicated 12 month training program - internal and external
  • Fast paced environment: Understand agency life
  • Away trips for team building and knowledge building
  • Exposure to diverse projects
  • Exposure to industry professionals networks
  • Industry insights

Real agency experience

  • Developing your craft
  • Technical skills
  • Presenting
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Continuous learning & personal development

Who are we looking for?

Our Absolute Ignite Graduate Scheme is open to any degree level graduates who are looking to take the first step in their marketing or digital careers. You will have either qualified in summer 2024 or before at degree level.

What positions are available?

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Account Executive
  • Junior Creative
  • Junior Developer (Front End)
  • Junior Developer (Back End)

Meet the mentors

Our Mentors are made up of our Senior Leadership Team at the agency and when you join our Graduate Training Scheme, they will provide ongoing support and guidance.  It is their role to support you on your journey to ensure you get the hands-on experience and practical advice needed to succeed within our industry and move your career forward.

Simon Allman

Creative Director

Simon Allman

Simon has over 30 years experience working in the creative industry working on brand, campaign and digital projects with many awards for his work.

Paula Smith

Head of Client Services

Paula Smith

Paula has over 20 years experience working within integrated marketing agencies in Manchester, getting to know her clients and deliver on their objectives.

Lotty Hodgen

Head of Marketing

Lotty Hodgen

With over 24 years experience, Charlotte is a seasoned and strategic marketing, retail, and licensing expert, with experience in a range of industries.

Byju John

Technical Director

Byju John

 Byju has over 26 years' experience as a seasoned expert in software, crafting complex web applications and shaping innovative digital solutions.

It's time to make an impact

15th September 2023 - 31st March 2024

Applications open

April 2024

Review process

May 2024


June 2024

Job offers sent

5th August 2024

Our Ignitors begin!

Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Absolute Ignite. We would like to know all about you, your education and your passion. The culture of our agency is important to us, so we would like to get to know you a little more than just what's in your CV and portfolio.

So please also upload a short video (max 3 mins) with the following information:

  • Introduce yourself (name, age, location and education)
  • Why would you like to work for Absolute Agency?
  • What is your passion?
  • What or who inspires you?
  • An Interesting fact about yourself?

Please note - this video doesn't need to be fancy. It can be done from your phone very easily. We won't be judging your video skills! We just want to get to know you a little more. Please title the video as your name eg: PaulSmith.mp4

Contact Information

Application Questions