Welcome to the Etch Academy

The application process is now closed

Upcoming events

Last week we kicked off our uni tour at Solent University. More dates and venues are coming shortly.

Love what we do

We’re a talented bunch of innovators, disruptors, strategists, creators and engineers based in offices in Southampton, London and South Africa. Independently owned, we’re not answerable to any higher media or consultancy holding company. This keeps us agile, transparent and reassuringly radical. Our mission is to create a better way to work, live and deliver. Getting you further, faster.

The Internships

Digital Design

You will learn how to create user experiences that solve problems, and influence the visual feel of our work.

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You will learn about various technologies and assist with building amazing digital products that solve our clients’ problems.

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You will learn how to conduct vital consumer, competitor and industry analysis to inform strategic planning across the company

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Client Services

You will learn how to build relationships, manage clients and organise projects within a busy agency environment

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Our Academy Levels

Level - E

You’ve met the team and understand what agency life is all about. We’ve set you up with all the gear you need so you can do your best work at Etch. You’ve worked together with your manager to map out how your skills best fit our business and what you can achieve together in the coming six months.

Level - T

You’ll be working closely with the team and understanding how a project operates, from completing tasks to siting in on meetings. You’ve been getting great exposure across the business.

Level - C

You’re doing great work and contributing well on the projects your working on. You’re taking initiative and delivering value with the support of your skills manager. You're working well independently and asking great questions to elevate your work.

Level - H

You’re smashing it! You’re delivering work, you're communicating with the client. You’re fully integrated into the team and are a valued member that can be relied upon. People are requesting you on their project because of your awesome skills!

Hear what Jess and Marte have to say

Jess - Digital Marketing

Finding a job in the marketing industry can be tough and the competition is fierce. I didn’t attend university which I have always been told would be a disadvantage, but I decided to take the plunge and apply for the Etch Academy! This experience has provided me with so much ‘real-life’ work experience and I’ve have learnt so much about digital marketing. I have been given the opportunity work on a variety of different projects during my internship and having this exposure has been so valuable. I honestly couldn’t think of a better place to learn and help you get a head start in your career!

Marte - Digital Designer

Interning with Etch through the Etch Academy has made the transition from graduate to professional super smooth. They have provided me with support and room to grow and develop as a designer. I’ve been working with real clients and been treated as a part of the Etch family from day one. I’ve worked on projects both by myself and along with more experienced designers and I have learned so much. I can’t imagine a better way to start a career in the creative digital industry.