The Summer Stars Programme


Summer Stars is the new work placement programme from the Taylor Bennett Foundation offering paid four-week work placements for up to 50 BAME students and graduates this summer. The programme kicks off with a week of lectures that are also open to existing PR professionals.

Our new Summer Stars work placement programme starts with a week of lectures, to be held from Monday 25th – Friday 29th June 2018 at London College of Communication.

The talks will provide a beginner’s guide to PR, insight into the different strands of the sector, and an overview of the latest trends in media, PR and corporate communications and will be presented by several leading PR practitioners.

The lecture week will be followed by a four-week paid placement at a PR agency or in-house communications team, and you will be placed by Taylor Bennett Foundation’s experienced selection team at the company best suited to you.

The Summer Stars work placement programme is open to BAME school leavers aged 18 and over, current students and graduates (within three years of graduating).

CLICK HERE to apply for our Summer Stars work placement programme.

If you are a PR agency or team and would like to support the Taylor Bennett Foundation by hosting an intern for four weeks, CLICK HERE for more information.

We are also offering existing PR practitioners the opportunity to attend our lectures. These sessions are great for both junior executives seeking a concise overview of different aspects of the sector and more established professionals looking to get up to speed on all the latest trends.

CLICK HERE for more information about attending the Summer Stars Lectures.

CLICK HERE to view the timetable and choose your lectures.

Tickets are available for the individual lectures, a day of lectures or the full week of lectures, and you can earn CIPR and PRCA CPD points for attending. CIPR members can claim five points per lecture, ten points for a day and 50 points for the whole week. You can find more info on CIPR CPD here. PRCA members and non-members can claim 20 points per lecture. You can find more info on PRCA CPD here.

If you have any questions please email