What is the programme?

Initially, we offer a 12-month contract within our Technology practice with the opportunity for a permanent role upon completion. 

Our 25 technology sector specialists live and breathe the trends and issues around cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, IoT, Fintech, hardware, SaaS, telecoms, IT consulting, unified communications, cloud computing and more. While that sounds like a long, potentially scary, list what it really means is that we love taking what seem like dry, technical topics, figuring out why they matter and making them easy to understand by non-technical audiences.

Our portfolio varies from some of the world’s largest technology brands to up and coming industry challengers. Whether it’s exploring the role of artificial intelligence in modelling the future of healthcare, or finding creative ways to talk about the inner workings of elevators, or working with an Oscar-winning cinematographer to raise awareness of the part data storage plays in creating art, our days are always different, but rarely ever dull. 

With technology rapidly becoming an inextricable part of every industry, our work spans multiple sectors, from healthcare, financial services, automotive, marketing, entertainment and even law. This variety, along with our belief that the best communications programmes are integrated, mean our team members have the chance to contribute to, and learn from, a whole host of people and practices. 

As a team, we believe strongly that we are a sum of all our parts – we pride ourselves on a broad spectrum of talents, experiences and expertise which all come together to tackle complex tasks and deliver outstanding results. We highly value positivity and community – we are always there for each other, during the good times and especially during the bad ones. 

Plus, as you might expect from a Tech team, we love innovation – we take every chance to learn new and interesting ways to view the world, approach its challenges and tell great stories.

You will be given the chance to work across multiple client accounts from day one, supporting account teams to drive results through media relations, executive profiling, content development, social media and events support. 

You will also play a role in supporting the team on new business and marketing efforts to continue to grow the practice and portfolio of clients we have.  See here for current case studies.

The day-to-day:

  • Developing media target lists, research around the news agenda and finding creative angles to promote stories
  • Media relations, pitching stories to journalists and drafting writing press releases and bylines
  • Assisting in the coordination of events such as press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours and trade shows
  • Assisting with the drafting of client proposals and/or media materials: plans, presentations and reports
  • Support in creating key press materials including press releases, social media content, briefing documents and coverage reports
  • Supporting campaign & programme development through relevant research and contributing ideas to planning meetings and brainstorms
  • Researching client and competitor products and services to feed into client strategy/new business proposals
  • Reporting and providing analysis on the results of online/offline campaign activities
  • Actively contributing to new business initiatives

Who can apply?

We are looking for a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is passionate about developing their career in integrated communications as part of a leading global agency. 

You will have a creative and curious mind, be willing to lean into new opportunities, stay on top of industry trends, develop meaningful campaign ideas and drive excellent results for clients. Previous PR agency experience is a bonus but not essential.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for the scheme but apart from that all we ask is that you are passionate about producing great work.

You must be available to start imminently.

How to apply? 

Please answer the following TWO questions. Applications that do not include a response to the questions below will not be accepted so don't forget to attach your response when you apply! 

Question 1 - What makes you the perfect candidate for a career in public relations and strategic communications? We value diversity so tell us about what makes you, you. Please use supporting examples, and the length of submission is up to you! 

Question 2 – Please respond to the following client problem. Your client is Big Tek Inc, a leading technology company. They have recently been fined for misuse of users’ data. The issue led to negative media coverage and political interest. Big Tek Inc have since made several operational changes to address the issue and mitigate the risk of further data misuse. They are now looking to rebuild their reputation and regain the trust of users. Your job is to offer advice to the organisation’s leadership on suggested campaign platform and messages, tactical activations, channels including key media, and political stakeholders to target.

Unfortunately, only successful applicants will be contacted as we are unable to respond to each application individually due to the volume of applications.

Good Luck! 

Why FleishmanHillard Fishburn?

Awarded Gold in PR Week’s Best Places to Work (2020), we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for everyone. The only PR Agency awarded EY’s National Equality Standard, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. Do let us know if you need any adjustments made during the interview process. 

Your individual strengths, passions and ambitions are what make FHF an incredible agency, so our employee benefits are built to support this.  Check us out on Insta to see what we've been up to recently. 

FleishmanHillard globally specialises in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year, we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. 

We treat your data in the strictest confidence. For further information our Data & Privacy policy is located on our website.

To apply:

Full details including how to apply can be found via the link below.

Graduate Trainee, Technology PR (Jan/March 2021 Start) (2020-4586) -https://careers-fleishmanhillarduk.icims.com/jobs/4586/job

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.