Wilderness Social Academy.


We searched for best-in-class training across today’s social media landscape for our team internally. 

When we couldn’t find it… we decided to build it ourselves. 

Welcome, to Wilderness Social Academy

This a first of its kind training and upskilling program for digital and social media.

We aim to educate the next generation of social experts and supports teams to upskill their digital knowledge.

Come and join the Academy.  



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Industry Partners

Brixton Finishing School

BFS is a FREE 10-week programme for 18-25-year-olds which delivers a premium learning experience for students through a mixture of lessons and real-world advertising experience. The aim is to find ‘under-represented’ groups in the creative industries with untapped potential (Multi-Cultural, Working Class, NeuroDiverse, Female) and give them a practical course of study.

Wilderness delivered two masterclass sessions for the 2020 cohort of students not only giving them insight into agency life but also setting them a practical task. As well as this Jamie Maple, Strategy Director, became a team leader supporting a group of students learning over 10 weeks shaping their response to a real-world industry brief.

The Industry Club

We started working with TIC in June delivering our first ‘lockdown and learn’ sessions as part of a free program they were offering to anyone in the industry. Since then we’ve been working with TIC to develop a new range of modules to give learners the skills, knowledge, and confidence to build a career in social media. They’ll learn all about social media strategy, how to manage online channels, and grow communities for a brand or business.

At a time when opportunities for young people are shrinking this is an incredible project to be a part of and something that we are passionate about at Wilderness.

We are absolutely thrilled that Wilderness is part of our alliance of #changemakers, joining us in our mission of nurturing underrepresented entry-level talent and disrupting the way the industry recruits.

Wilderness advised on social media strategy for the school, mentored, and hosted a class for 36 of our students, giving them an intro to the world of working in social media as well as some of their top tips on creating impactful brand campaigns.

Ally Owen - Brixton Finishing School

Jamie and the Wilderness team are our go-to people for training in social.

They ran a brilliant webinar for us in 2020 and are a key training provider in our Marketing Debuts Social Media and Community Management apprenticeship programme.

We only have great things to say about them.

Jo Petroccia - The Industry Club


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