Wednesday, 7 June 2017
PR traineeships x6
Applications are now open for the Summer 2017 Taylor Bennett Foundation traineeship programme.
These programmes are designed to directly address the need for greater ethnic diversity in the communications & PR industry and are open to all BAME graduates.
The 10-week programme is supported by Brunswick, a leading financial and corporate communications agency, and their global internship programme, Brunswick Reach.
On the programme six recent graduates will receive professional training in all services offered by the agency including financial PR, corporate campaigning and public policy, as well as the exciting challenges of dealing with a crisis and how to communicate effective messages to an audience. Trainees will also learn how companies reach and engage their stakeholders including the media, deploy content through traditional and digital channels, as well as other PR skills. Trainees will also participate in visits to PR teams at many high profile companies and receive expert careers coaching to help them plan their future in the communications industry. They will receive a training allowance of £245 per week (tax free) and travel expenses during the course. You must live within a commutable distance from London during your time on the programme.
Although there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the programme, you’ll be equipped to enter the communications industry. A typical entry-level Executive will support teams and clients by providing analysis on media and digital media coverage, stakeholder opinions, and political and regulatory developments, as well as relevant trends and events. A good understanding of the client’s business, strategy and communication needs is critical. Execs use an appropriate style and tone for all communications with clients. They contribute to and sometimes lead the production of high calibre materials, showing high attention to detail. Execs also ensure the smooth running of projects and the delivery of premium client service by ensuring all logistics for client meetings and events are executed smoothly. Execs nurture a network amongst peers inside and outside their firm.
83% of our alumni have gone on to secure work in the communications industry.
During the assessment process, we are looking for all of the following:
Raw talent, ambition and drive
Excellent research and analytical skills
Lively curiosity and a hunger to learn
Passion for current affairs, the commercial world and the media
Communications skills; people who can listen, are articulate and persuasive
Want to pursue a successful career in PR and communications
Be a graduate. We will accept applications from graduates who have studied any subject
Be a British national or have immigration status that allows you to be employed in the UK at the end of the ten week programme
Be able to commit to the full 10-week programme.
Eligible graduates need to submit an application form by Midday Tuesday 13thJune. An assessment day will take place on Friday 30th June with the programme running from Monday 3rd July – Friday 8th September.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, AS IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM ON OUR WEBSITE