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Digital Marketing Training Placements 2021

Kick-start a career in digital marketing by joining our 12-month trainee programme.

Join the award-winning Sleeping Giant Media, known for its culture, team and awesome services.

A paid-for placement where you’ll learn best practices across the likes of SEO, PPC, social media marketing and data & analytics.

As a Giant Trainee, you’ll benefit from some pretty snazzy, well-tested and highly-respected internal training that we run for all our team. From the moment a Giant joins us, they are introduced to intensive training to build up their knowledge on any given subject to the point they’re viewed as experts. Experts who are sought after to speak at leading marketing & digital themed events, as well as run some Giant accounts for some pretty Giant clients…

That’s what makes our Giants so well known – we really do grow the best in the industry. (Ask any marketing recruitment agency in Kent)

When we bring on new Giants, they tend to have a bit of experience that we can build on, and they’ve definitely had a job before. In this market, though, it’s difficult to get experience without having experience – and so many people looking for their path in life miss out because they’re not given a chance.

No more will the “we want 4 years experience across every area of digital marketing for minimum wage” wash!

Since we’ve launched our Giant Trainee programme, we’ve hired all of them into full-time roles and they’re now thriving Giants.

What is a digital marketing trainee placement?

Well, we’re offering 12-month placements in Sleeping Giant Media for university graduates, college leavers, or people looking to start a new career. It’s a paid position, and over the course of your time with us you will be trained on the foundations of Digital Marketing.

Over the course of 12 months, you and your group will train with and learn from the best. You’ll each be placed in different teams, gathering together to sit in on sessions with the experts, learning everything you can from them. You’ll help each other bridge gaps, you’ll help the business with real client accounts, and you’ll hopefully make a few friends along the way.

What’s expected of me?

To apply for a place, you’ll need to show us that you’re passionate about the responsibilities that go along with the placement! We know you won’t have the experience, but we want you to show us why you’ve chosen to go into this field, why Sleeping Giant Media, and what you can bring to the table.

During your time here, we want you to keep up that passion, and keep showing us why you belong in the industry. You’ll be expected to be a great Communicator, Accountable for your work, Positive in your outlook, Effective in your placement, and Self-aware to keep pushing yourself and others forward (you’re right – that does spell CAPES – not all heroes wear capes, but the Giant ones do!).

What do I get from it?

As I said – our training is held in high regard! So throughout your time with us, you’ll collect and learn a whole host of skills across the foundations of digital marketing that will bulk out your CV quite nicely! We’ll even give you a swanky certificate at the end of your placement detailing all that you’ve learned!

If you’ve really gone above and beyond, and shown yourself to be committed through and through, you may be offered a role the opportunity to try out as a full-time GIANT.

Which placements are you offering?

This year we’re offering Digital Marketing placements! This will involve learning the foundations of SEO, PPC & Social Media Marketing, including the implementation, monitoring, and reporting on each area.

We already have everything we and you need to effectively learn how to do the stuff we do, so all you’ll need to do is come on board and start taking it all in.

How do I apply?

If you’d like to apply, fill in the form below. We’ll be in touch to kick off the recruitment process…


Do you sleep all day? No – we’re actually a really hard working company! Without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re all so passionate about the work we do, and you’ll need to be too!

Does the ball pit ever really get used? Yes – all the time. Because of this, we’ve collected so many pens, coins, phones, laptops, and chalices of lost cultures that it’s paid for itself three times over.

Will my marketing unit help? It could do? Did it make you passionate about learning more? About putting it into practice? About how to elevate entire businesses through marketing prowess? Tell us about it!

How much will I get paid? You’ll be training on some of the top practices of the industry with well-known experts; this really is a trainee programme, so it is a minimum wage role.

Can this be my Year in Industry Placement? Sadly, it can’t – we’re looking for people who are embarking on their new professional careers. We’d be glad to see you after you’ve graduated, though!

Do you do work experience? We only do one two week placement a year in conjunction with a Kent University. Sadly, we can’t accommodate any more. Too many naps are needed after holding work experience placements, and see point 1 for the reason that’s bad.

Is this office-based, or working from home? With the uncertainty of the world, this is a bit of a mix right now! We’d love to see you IRL when we can for monthly catchups, team days and parties.



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