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Reference: 72059

Date Added: 26 July 2019
Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Job Title: Public Relations (PR) and Communications Training Programme

Working For: The Taylor Bennett Foundation and Finsbury

Location: London

Salary: £269.50 per week plus travelcard for London

Job Details

The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) graduates to pursue a career in communications. We do this through our award-winning training programme, and internship and mentoring programmes.

Established by communications executive search firm Taylor Bennett in partnership with the University of East London in 2008, the Foundation seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry.

Our award-winning paid PR Training Programme is a ten week full-time training course in Public Relations (PR) and Communications, designed to equip participants with relevant skills to work in the PR and corporate communications industry. 

There are a number of programmes each year, each sponsored by a different PR or communications agency. Our current sponsors are: Brunswick Group, Finsbury and FTI Consulting. This programme is sponsored by Finsbury, who are a global leader in strategic communications. 

The programme combines practical workshops with regular writing and presenting tasks, to provide extensive industry insight and allow the development of specific skills. Tasks on the programme include:

  • Strategic Communications Workshops, including an introduction to Financial Communications, transactions (IPO and M&A), Investor & Media Relations, Public Affairs and Crisis Communications
  • Presenting - presenting campaigns and research topics to a variety of audiences.
  • Writing tasks - Conducting daily newspaper summaries of the broadsheets, mid-market tabloids and the red tops. Writing regular press releases and maintaining a blog which looks at prominent issues and case-studies within the industry.
  • Visits: Weekly visits take place with a variety of agencies and in-house communication’s teams.
  • Training courses via the CIPR and PRCA

Full details about the PR Training programme and how to apply can be found via the Taylor Bennett Foundation website - https://taylorbennettfoundation.eu.rit.org.uk/pr-training-programme-candidates

Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Eligible graduates need to submit an application form by 5.00pm on the closing date.

Assessment Day on Friday 13th September 2019.

Start date Monday 23rd September 2019.

A pre-assessment briefing will take place approx one week before the assessment day.

Application Details

Full details about the PR Training programme and online application form can be found via the following link - https://taylorbennettfoundation.eu.rit.org.uk/pr-training-programme-candidates

Website: http://www.taylorbennettfoundation.org

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