Have you ever heard of ELATT? I hadn’t heard of it either until, in June 2014, I saw an advert in the Evening Standard for trustee vacancies.
It turns out it’s a rather amazing education charity based in East London. East London Advanced Technical Training offers free courses in IT skills, English and employability skills along with work placements and apprenticeships with various employers to migrants, refugees and the long-term unemployed in East London. Continue reading
I’m currently mid-way through delivering the current Taylor Bennett Foundation programme. We’re also about to publish our impact report, which spells out in stark figures the outcomes we’ve achieved over the past nine years including this astonishing statistic: 93% of our alumni are employed – 81% of which are working in PR & communications. That’s pretty good going.
As a PR graduate in Romania, with some experience in event management whilst a student, I moved in the UK a couple of years ago knowing that landing a job in PR would be a mission. Fresh out the plane, I got a job in customer services offering advice on several Government green initiatives. I learnt all the bells and whistles about solar energy and ground source heat pumps. Within six months of my employment, I was the first on the list to had exceeded all targets therefore, I was asked to apply for the team leader vacancy made available. Continue reading
Note: This list has now also been posted on PRcareers.co.uk, along with lots of useful information on careers in the PR industry. The 2017 list will be published on PR Careers in January 2017. If you’re a PR agency who would like to appear on the 2017 list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last January I listed entry level opportunities at the top 150 agencies as listed by PR Week. It was a hugely popular blog post so I’m doing in again for 2016.
- For when they’re pushed to meet that pitch deadline. This GO AWAY I’M WRITING mug sends their colleagues the right message.
Filed under Christmas, PR
I’m off on maternity leave in a couple of weeks to have baby number two. This means I have to leave my other baby, the Taylor Bennett Foundation, in the hands of my (very capable) colleagues. I’ll only be away for four months but it’s still a pretty daunting prospect that at some point I’ll have to stop thinking about feeding, nappy changing and singing wheels on the bus endlessly and revert back to my professional persona. Continue reading