firstlight – Brightlights PR Traineeship

Are you looking for a rewarding, entry-level PR role with loads of training and support in a busy, fun agency? Then you’ve come to the right place.

  • Salary: £25,600
  • Location: Farringdon, London
  • Hybrid working: Yes, 1-2 days a week working from home
  • Benefits include: 25 days of holiday, early Friday finishes, employee assistance programme, a monthly mobile allowance, optional health insurance and a day of CSR leave per year – plus free breakfast, fruit and snacks.

About firstlight:

Founded in 2009, firstlight is an integrated communications consultancy. We’re a team of 35 people based in Farringdon, London.

We specialise in consultancy, communications and content across a wide range of sectors. And we work with brilliant clients – from exciting new entities like the Climate Crisis Advisory Group to established global brands like Chivas Brothers.

For the past eight years we’ve been named one of the best small businesses to work for in the UK by Great Places to Work. We’re proud to live up to our values of independence, integrity, intelligence and imagination.

About the role:

‘brightlights’ is a PR and communications trainee programme. It’s a permanent role in the firstlight team, where you’ll spend the first six months learning the ropes as an account assistant.

During your time on the programme, you’ll be assigned to clients and supporting teams with real work. You’ll get a full training programme combining on-the-job learning, internal sessions and external workshops to help you learn all the fundamental skills. At the end of the six-months, you’ll progress to an account executive.

You will be learning about, and starting to take responsibility for tasks including:

  • Media relations – pitching stories to journalists
  • Creating different types of written and visual assets for media and digital channels – from press releases to images for LinkedIn campaigns
  • Keeping client admin up to date – e.g. meeting notes, status reports and media lists
  • Liaising with clients
  • Research for new business pitches


  • A degree or a minimum of one year experience in the workplace
  • Passion for a career in communications
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • A team player
  • Permission to work in the UK

How to Apply:

Please email with a copy of your CV and tell us:

  • Why you are a good fit for the role
  • Why you want to pursue a career in comms
  • About your proudest achievement

When submitting your application, please specify that you heard about the role through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.