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Hayley Chow
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation training gave me a wide range of skills and insight into many areas of communications. It was a great and inspiring environment that gave me the knowledge and confidence to kickstart my career in communications. There is no other programme quite like this”
Hayley is a graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Spring 2011 sponsored by Talk PR. She is now Communications Officer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.


Kuldeep Mehmi
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation is an excellent training programme which gave me the skills and confidence to pursue a career in the communications industry. It’s a once in a lifetime experience where you get to learn from some of the most influential people in PR”
Kuldeep is a graduate from the University of East London and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Spring 2012 sponsored by MHP Communications. He is now a Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting. 


Lola Reid
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation provided me with the opportunity to participate in numerous training sessions and practical assessments, bolstering my limited experience in areas such as media relations, brand awareness and news generation. I was able to interact with influential PR professionals who offered me invaluable advice about how to excel in a junior role while working in an agency”
Lola is a graduate from University of Brighton and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Autumn 2012 sponsored by Edelman. She is now an Account Manager at Freuds.


Melissa Jumbo
“Being a trainee at the Taylor Bennett Foundation gave me the confidence to push myself more than I ever dared to do. Thanks to the nurturing, skills and training I received from the Foundation I have firm roots from which to develop my career”
Melissa is a graduate of Queen Mary University of London and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Summer 2012 sponsored by Brunswick. She is now Communications Manager at Innovate Finance.


Samantha Sy
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation programme was an unforgettable experience; I met so many great people. With no practical experience when I left university, I thought it would be difficult to break through into the job market. However, the TBF programme equipped me with numerous transferrable skills and, by the end of my time with the Foundation, I had received two job offers”
Samantha is a graduate from the University Of Cumbria and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Autumn 2015 sponsored by Finsbury. She is now an Account Executive at Battenhall.


Lequan Johnson
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation ensured that I was fully equipped to begin a career in PR. The one-to-one mentoring provided by Taylor Bennett and The Red Consultancy was invaluable, and I was fortunate enough to land a permanent role with my sponsor agency at the end of the traineeship”
Lequan is a graduate from Royal Holloway at the University of London and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Winter 2014 sponsored by The Red Consultancy. He is now a Senior Account Executive at Porter Novelli.


Kharis Brooks
“So impressed by the Taylor Bennett Foundation, Vodafone often select alumni to join their team for a three month internship. Four of us applied from my programme and I was successful. After completing the internship they kept me on for an additional six months. It was a brilliant opportunity”
Kharis is a graduate from the University Of The West Of England and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme in Autumn 2014 sponsored by Finsbury. In 2015 she won the PRCA’s prestigious ‘intern of the year’ award after being nominated by Vodafone. She is currently External Communications Officer at UK Export Finance.


Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah
“I really didn’t expect, two years after finishing the course, that I’d still be using the knowledge I gained in the first two weeks of the TBF programme. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for the Foundation I wouldn’t be where I am today, because the skills and knowledge I gained gave me the confidence to aim high”
Emmanuel is a graduate from Manchester University and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation programme in Summer 2012 sponsored by Brunswick. He is now a Senior Associate at CNC Communications.


Kwaku Aning
“The Taylor Bennett Foundation traineeship taught me many key skills which I now use everyday in my working life. As well as PR specific knowledge, I also learned a number of other important things, like how to exhibit professionalism, that have all helped in my career in communications”.
Kwaku is a graduate from the University Of Nottingham and was a trainee on the Taylor Bennett Foundation programme in Spring 2016 sponsored by MHP. He is now a Consultant at FTI Consulting.