Footprint Academy Training Placement

We are looking for smart, passionate and ambitious future web marketers to help our clients learn how to make more money online.




In 2018, we have 8 summer training placements available. The training placement can lead directly into a full time job starting in October 2018, at a starting salary of £22,000.

The placement is a practical training placement where we aim to equip you with the necessary skills to work either at Footprint Digital, or elsewhere.

Typically, this volunteer placement coincides with term time at the University of Essex, running from June to September. Hours are generally 3 days a week (9:00am to 5:30pm) and allow postgraduate students the time needed to complete their dissertations.

You will be taught by some of the best Digital Marketers in the region and will gain practical experience.


Please send an email to with your CV or a note that details your academic achievements and wider interests:

1. Your degree and predicted result

2. Your strengths (what you’re good at)

3. Your interests (what you like to do outside of your degree)

We recognise that you are unlikely to have experience at this stage of your careers so the CV or letter does not have to be formal, but, please make it interesting and tell us the exceptional things you have achieved in your life so far and things you would like to achieve in the future.

Good luck!

Footprint Academy Training Placement
Start Date:
13th June 2017
End Date:
End August
25 days over 3 months
2 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday)
FREE to successful University Graduates that apply for a full time role at Footprint Digital on completion


  • The opportunity to learn from the best digital marketers in the industry
  • A great environment
  • Being part of something special
  • Includes Tea, Cake and Ice Cream!
  • A chance to enhance Your Career
  • For University leavers it can lead to a full time job, starting in October with great opportunities for fast career growth

Desired Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in where to invest budgets to make the most of the digital space
  • Clarity on how all of the different methods of marketing online fit in
  • Foundations understanding of the principles of effective SEO, PPC and CRO
  • How to make the most of Google Analytics
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for digital marketing

Who's It For?

  • The course is designed to help train those with little to no knowledge of SEO, PPC, and CRO, but who are interested in a digital marketing career
  • It is especially useful for those with good quality masters or undergraduate degrees who are looking to further their learning in digital marketing techniques
  • The course is for bright, highly motivated individuals, who are willing to put the hard work in as well as have fun!

Where is the course held?

Footprint Digital
1-3 Head Street

or at your chosen venue

Opportunity to start your career

Footprint Digital have a close relationship with the University of Essex.

Each summer Footprint Digital offer FREE places on this course to future team members. The course runs alongside the postgraduate dissertations and equips people with all the skills required for a career in Digital Marketing. Those that complete the course successfully are then offered a full time role at Footprint Digital starting at the beginning of October.

The course is very competitive and previous successful applicants have been in the top few of those on the Masters course.

The 23 day course retails at £5,500+VAT but is FREE OF CHARGE to successful applicants. Furthermore travel expenses are covered.

This year there will be 5 places available on the summer 2017 training placement and 5 full time jobs starting on October 1st 2017.

“I was also absolutely fascinated by Footprint’s company culture, it’s vision and core values.”
Dana Storozhuk, 2016
“I enjoyed everyday on the training course, and learnt so much.”
Alexandra Eade, 2016

The Footprint Academy Fundamentals course provided me with a unique opportunity to explore digital marketing in a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment.

One of the major advantages of this course is the combination of lectures about essential digital marketing topics and exercises, where theory and practice are combined.

Before starting this course I was completely unfamiliar with principles of conversion rate optimisation (CRO), pay per click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimisation (SEO). Thanks to Footprint’s professional expertise and very engaging teaching approach, today I feel much more confident using these digital marketing practices in daily life.

I was also absolutely fascinated by Footprint’s company culture, it’s vision and core values. Company is dedicated to building a team with strong commitment to continued learning. Here all employees enjoy working together as they work not just for, but with the company, while office always feels like a very welcoming place. Being a masters student, I really enjoyed the fact that Footprint team was very supportive as they did everything possible to ensure that this course does not interfere with my academic commitments.

As follows, the Footprint Academy course definitely helped me to broaden my professional and personal horizons. I would definitely recommend it to any online business seeking professional digital marketing support or anyone who is interested in enhancing digital marketing skills.

Before embarking on the Footprint Academy Fundamentals Course I had very little knowledge of SEO, PPC, and CRO!

Whilst I thought that this could have been an issue, I quickly realised that the course was designed to support people like me, someone with little knowledge on the subject but who was willing and eager to learn!

The team at Footprint Digital were supportive and friendly from the start, and it was clear how much work they had put into creating the course. They were all fantastic teachers, and delivered each session brilliantly. The broke the topics down into manageable chunks, answered question after question, and explained everything so that we could understand.

I enjoyed every day on the training course, and learnt so much! I now work full time at Footprint Digital and manage my own department!

“I learned loads.”
Lori Cantwell, 2015

How to apply


Applications for 2017 are now closed


Good luck!
We look forward to hearing from you.
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