A couple of weeks ago I went to Birmingham for the first time ever to attend the Comms2Point0 UnAwards 2016.
UnAwards are not like the usual glitzy Grosvenor House affairs. This was much more casual – held in a cinema with sweets to watch a movie with. It was a pretty full house and it was really clear to see that the comms industry is thriving with some really interesting and innovative campaigns being show cased.
To top it all off, I won the 2016 award for diversity, sponsored by the NUJ. Continue reading
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
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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.