Marketing is an integral part of most organisations and so marketing professionals can be found working in a wide range of settings.
Graduate schemes and internships do exist, especially with larger employers, but be prepared to do some research to find out about recruitment in smaller agencies.
Information and advice on marketing specifically for University of Edinburgh students and graduates.
Follow the links below for profiles of common occupations in this sector:
We have links with a large range of professionals who have agreed to be consulted by students and recent graduates about their career area.
This is a unique opportunity to find out much more than you will from printed information, but please remember: these people have agreed to act as career contacts, not recruitment contacts.
The career contacts can only be viewed within the University of Edinburgh domain.
In our 'Day in the Life' series graduates write about the jobs they do.
Chartered Institute of Marketing - is a professional organisation for those working in marketing. The website provides information on marketing qualifications, career information and advertises jobs. The site also has a searchable database of marketing consultants.
Institute of Direct Marketing - UK professional body for direct marketing and the world's first in this area. Provide education, training and support and promote direct marketing generally.
URthebrand - IDM careers site specifically for students and graduates
Institute of Promotional marketing - represents promoters, agencies and service partners engaged in promotional marketing. There is also a directory of members which is useful for identifying potential contacts.
Direct Marketing Association - trade association for the marketing and communications industry. The DMA produces an annual census of the industry which is available via their website.
Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide - the website includes a directory of members which you can search by country.
Marketing Agencies Association - represents marketing communication agencies in the UK. The website has useful career information for students and graduates and also advertises jobs.
Marketing Society - provides support and information for those working in the Marketing industry. There is not any career information for students and graduates but the website will give you a feel for this area of work.
Inside Careers: Marketing - careers guide and job vacancies for the marketing sector.
Marketing & Creative Handbook - online directory covering company contacts for the marketing and creative media industries throughout the UK.
Marketing - is a weekly magazine for marketing professionals. As well as reading articles you can view vacancies online.
Marketing Direct - is a monthly magazine for professionals working in direct marketing. The online version of the magazine includes vacancies and useful articles.
This article was published on Nov 6, 2012