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Publicis Healthcare re-opens The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks

After an incredibly successful first run, Publicis Healthcare announces the opening of its unique internship programme, The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks (#PublicisLab) for a second year.

The initiative, a first of its kind in the healthcare space, offers anyone over the age of 18 the opportunity to participate in a paid, six month, multi-agency experience.

The Lab is designed to attract people with unconventional backgrounds into the healthcare agency world, making the entry criteria all about talent and not about qualifications. It will enable two bright sparks to have a six-month paid internship, working across the four of the healthcare agencies that help make up Publicis Healthcare in the UK (Publicis LifeBrands Resolute, Real Science, Saatchi & Saatchi Health and Digitas Health LifeBrands).

“We’re very proud to be bringing the equivalent of The X Factor to our industry. Raw talent regardless of education, class or background finally has an avenue to come into our world,” says Shaheed Peera, PLB Executive Creative Director EU. The candidates will be paid the equivalent of a graduate entry-level salary and, if successful, will be offered full-time roles with the agencies upon completion of the programme.

“It’s a real struggle to get your foot in the door in the ad industry – but Publicis Healthcare has the door, and their arms, firmly open!” said Jonathan Webb, one of Publicis Healthcare’s successful Lab participants from 2014-15. “I found The Lab to be amazing from start to finish, the work was always interesting and challenging, and the people I worked with couldn’t be nicer or more talented. The rotation between agencies helped me experience different ways of working and exposed me to even more brilliant people.”

So degree or no degree, Publicis Healthcare want to hear from you! If you’re interested in applying, or know someone else who might be, please head to

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