Careers Service


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.


Use the career-related pins on our Marketing board on Pinterest in addition to the resources on this page.


Follow the links below for profiles of common occupations in this sector:


We may have some Edinburgh alumni contacts who can give you some useful advice on getting into this type of work. Connect.ed can be found in the Careers tab on your MyEd portal - and you can search for contacts there by employer, job title, location and School (UG and PG)

Professional bodies

Chartered Institute of Marketing - is a professional organisation for those working in marketing. The website provides information on marketing qualifications, advertises jobs and has a searchable database of marketing consultants.

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing - UK professional body for direct and digital marketing and the world's first in this area. Provides education, training and support and promotes direct marketing generally.

Institute of Direct Marketing

Institute of Promotional Marketing - represents promoters, agencies and service partners engaged in promotional marketing. There is a directory of members which is useful for identifying potential contacts.

Institute of Promotional Marketing

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. Their "toolkit" has industry-related news, research, reports and guides.

Direct Marketing Association

Marketing Agencies Association - represents marketing communication agencies in the UK. The site has a searchable agency list and advertises jobs from its member agencies.

Marketing Agencies Association

Other useful resources

Twitter List: Marketing - Are you on Twitter? Look at our Twitter List for Marketing to receive updates on news, vacancies and advice from relevant professional bodies, employers and useful organisations. Please note the Careers Service cannot accept responsibility for the content of external sites.

Twitter @uofedcareers/Marketing

Digital Marketing Career Zone - Bubble Jobs offers information and advice about getting a digital marketing job including: career paths; interview questions and answers; and specific digital marketing CV/Cover Letter advice.

Digital Marketing Career Zone

Marketing & Creative Handbook - online directory covering company contacts for the marketing and creative media industries throughout the UK.

Marketing & Creative Handbook

Campaign - publishers who produce magazines such as Media Week and PR Week. Their website contains sector-specific news and allows you to search for jobs within the advertising, media and marketing sectors.


Marketing Week - an online magazine for marketing jobs, news and information.

Marketing Week