Alumni and Sponsor Testimonials

A life changing process, taught me so much in such a short time, not only in industry knowledge/experience but life skills.

Andy Aw, BFS Graduate and now Account Executive at Rubicon Project

”Normally I see 1 or 2 candidates from a recruiter group that are worth employing. All five of the graduates referred to me by Brixton Finishing School were excellent – it was a hard job to choose between them”

Tia Castagno, MD & Head of Innovation at Vizeum Global

“The Finishing School gave me the confidence as well as the means of pursuing a desirable career as well as vital industry knowledge and networking skills”

Alfie Singleton, BFS Graduate and now Junior Executive at WPP agencies

"If you're thinking about getting into media but unsure if it's right for you, this course is just as much a journey of self-discovery as it is a journey into the industry."

2018 Student

"It’s a great opportunity to launch yourself into the industry and meet incredibly inspiring people."

2018 Student

"It is probably one of the best work experiences I’ve ever had. One which does not consist in making coffee for anyone. You are truly getting yourselves stuck into the advertising world and learning the skills required for it.

2018 Student

Questions we asked our 2018 Graduates about their experience

What would you want to say to students considering the school?

“If you’re thinking about getting into media but unsure if it’s right for you, this course is just as much a journey of self-discovery as it is a journey into the industry.”

“It is probably one of the best work experiences I’ve ever had. One which does not consist in making coffee for anyone. You are truly getting yourselves stuck into the advertising world and learning the skills required for it.”

“It’s a great opportunity to launch yourself into the industry and meet incredibly inspiring people.”

“It’s a great environment, you get a job that’s high paying’

“This is a great initiative but mainly focused on learning”

“It’s a foot in the door towards opportunity”

“There are many roles in media and one could be for you- this course gives you a direct insight into that world.”

“You don’t need any prior experience in marketing”

“It’s a good opportunity and if they didn’t attend they would lose a lot of good experience

Which part of the course was really useful and how are you applying this now?

“Freeing my creativity and learning my strengths were valuable skills that I’ve now learned to focus on during my day to day.”

“Being able to meet different types of people in the creative industry and creating a long lasting network.”

“The Ideation courses and networking… constantly networking and keeping social media updated etc..”

“To have the confidence in myself to pursue opportunities i would never normally do “

“Networking & workshops”

“My knowledge of out of home advertising- I now work in out of home advertising and made a rolling start.”

“Going out and getting to meet people from different parts of media (advertising)”

“Agency days out!”

Name three ways your life has changed for the better because of the school.

“I’m more confident, have a great support system and job”

“It landed me a job”

“1.Learned that networking isn’t as scary as it seems 2. Found a really amazing, diverse and talented group in my colleagues 3. Found a job I feel really calls to me”

“The traditional career path is not the only pathway. Being able to network professionally. met life long friends.”

“It gave me a positive outlook and know how to harness my creative abilities better. Also amazing opportunities and an incredible job.”

“Meet great people, learnt to network and some amazing things like programmatic”

“Finding employment”

“Social skills. Optimism. Career path”

“My networking has improved, My CV is three times better and my insight into and knowledge of the industry has improved.”