M&C Saatchi Open House is a free weekly virtual programme that started during the Covid19 Pandemic when much of the world was on Zoom. Its mission is to help remove barriers for anyone starting, shifting or returning to a career in creative communications who do not have the support, connections or access to do so.
Weekly seminars, where speakers from across the M&C Saatchi Group share their knowledge and experience, are open to all. Participants have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in optional coursework tasks, receive a CPD accredited certificate and apply to be considered for a future role with us. See programme highlights.
The programme has run annually since its launch in September 2020 and has reached 3,769 people, aged 16-60, in 38 countries. 2022 EO survey data shows:
50% from ethnic minority backgrounds
58% of UK participants outside London
72% identify as female
23% from the LGBTQ+ community
9% identifying as a person with a disability
20% eligible for free school meals
So far, we have made 24 permanent hires, including 4 apprenticeships, plus 10 internships in account handling, creative, data, design, new business, production, PR, and strategy, across M&C Saatchi Group. Meet the joiners.
M&C Saatchi Open House actively seeks to remove barriers of access to our industry. Valuing difference, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and this is one of our initiatives that works towards that.
M&C Saatchi Group has committed to creating an inclusive culture brought to life through equity. Our DE&I strategy sees business-wide activity across people, culture, industry and society.
As part of this, M&C Saatchi Group continues to be an Equal Opportunity Employer which does not and shall not discriminate, celebrates diversity and bases all hiring and promotion decisions solely on merit, without regard for any personal characteristics.