The Start 2022... Design Bridge London’s entry programme returns

  • London
  • Apr 04, 2022
The Start
By Amanda Li

**Entries are now closed for 2022**

Every year, we bring in a fresh wave of talent across our three core disciplines: Creative, Strategy, and Client Leadership. And we’ve seen so many people from our annual entry programmes grow into incredible designers, client leaders, and strategic thinkers. We really love the energy and fresh thinking each new generation brings.

Last year, we switched it up and decided to bring our Creative student competition and our Strategy/Client Management graduate scheme all together under one exclusive programme – The Start – and we think it’s safe to say its first year has been a huge success.

As part of the programme, our ‘Starters’ have been able to get together on regular enrichment days, collaborating and enhancing their skills and thinking in different areas of design. This dedicated time involves anything from exhibitions and talks to instant expert and training days.

The Start

Our Starters have had the chance to work on exciting, live client briefs too, gaining valuable experience in agency life, and have been supported along the way by our thorough induction process, bringing all of our new joiners up to speed with how we work here in the London Studio.

So, if you’re looking for somewhere to start your career, Design Bridge may just be the perfect place for you. You can read more about our culture and values and why we’re a great place to work here.

You can also take a look at our ‘Day in the life’ blog posts to find out more about working at Design Bridge across each discipline.

A day in the life of a Motion Designer

A day in the life of a Strategist

A day in the life of a Client Manager

And that brings us here, ready to launch The Start… 2022!

At Design Bridge,original thinking is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to see how you think! We’re looking for compelling, bold, and innovative ideas that are communicated in an engaging way. We love a good story, and we want to see your passion for brands, design, and creativity to shine through.

We have two different briefs, depending on which route you choose. To help you determine which route is best suited for you – check out our flow chart below...

The Start flow chart

Creative route more your thing?

Then the brief can be found here...

Or is the Strategy and Client Leadership pathway calling out to you?

Then click here for the brief...

Please make sure you have read through the criteria carefully!

We’ve got three 12-month contracts in Creative, Client Leadership, and Strategy up for grabs, and the deadline for all applications is Friday 3rd of June – so better get cracking! We can’t wait to see your responses to the briefs!

So, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to start?


Want some guidance on your thinking so far? We’re happy to help! Our team are offering entrants the chance to book a 15-minute review slot and will be happy to answer any questions about The Start brief.

Shoot an email and she’ll help match you with the relevant designer / client lead / strategist, depending on the pathway you have chosen.