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PR Training Programme

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What you'll learn

THE TAYLOR BENNETT FOUNDATION IS A CHARITY THAT EXISTS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM A BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC BACKGROUND TO PURSUE A CAREER IN COMMUNICATIONS.

Entry requirements

This is open to all Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates

This online course is taught using Microsoft Teams

What does this mean for me?

Our courses are normally taught in person. To keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we're doing all our teaching online instead.

You'll need a computer or smartphone with a good internet connection.

Your tutor will send you detailed instructions before lessons start.

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Apply for this course

Our spring 2022 programme will be 8-weeks long and will be combining practical workshops with regular writing and presenting tasks. The programme aims 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
    • Investor relations and media relations
    • Public affairs
    • Issues and crisis communications
    • Employability sessions to help you plan your future in the communications industry
    • Tailored English tuition session to boost your writing skills
    • Presenting – presenting campaigns and research topics to a variety of audiences
    • Writing tasks – including analysing and summarising data and reports as well as media summaries, press releases and blogs
    • Masterclasses: weekly masterclasses take place with a variety of agencies and in-house communication’s teams
    • Training courses via the CIPR and PRCA
With the masterclasses, we aim to have a range of agency and in-house hosts so the trainees have a clearer insight into what area of communications they will pursue. Masterclass hosts in the past have included Shell, Barclays Bank, Google, Battenhall, Netflix, Grayling and the Cabinet Office.
The traineeships are paid and also travel expenses are covered. For this cohort, we will be taking on eight graduates. 

To apply please contact dalal.al-jalaby@islington.gov.uk
Deadline is the 15th of April

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