Taylor Bennett Foundation PR Mentoring Programme, in partnership with HSBC Global Communications team.

We are working in partnership with the Global Communications team at HSBC to bring you a bespoke PR Mentoring programme.

This mentoring programme will consist of a cohort of 20 mentor/mentee matches with HSBC employees (across all levels) from the following communications disciplines: Employee and Leadership Communications, Media Relations and Issues Management, Social and Digital Communications, Content and Publishing, Strategic Planning and Insight.

Designed to directly address the need for greater ethnic diversity in the communications and PR industry, this six-month PR Mentoring Programme is an opportunity for mentees to:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the communications industry
  • Gain insight into the different strands of the sector
  • Identify career objectives
  • Receive support in preparing for the job market
  • Build a professional network

The power of mentorship during this time has never been more important. The power of mentoring is clear: people with mentors perform betteradvance in their careers faster and even experience more work-life satisfaction.

Our mentoring programme mutually beneficial. As mentors seize the opportunity to ‘reflect’ about themselves, mentees absorbs the benefits of their experiences. Both parties, through their cultivated relationship, have the opportunity to share experiences, which enables them to keep their wellbeing in check.

To apply for this programme please complete the online application form here.

Application deadline: Friday 16th October 2020
Mentor/mentee selection & matching process: Week beginning 26th October 2020

If you have any questions relating to this programme, please email [email protected] 

Please see below further information about the Global Communications team at HSBC

Global Communications is a function within the HSBC Group, made up of over 400 Communications professionals. We exist in order to contribute to HSBC’s success and our purpose is two-fold:
1.            Externally, to protect and enhance the reputation of HSBC
2.            Internally, to engage our colleagues, build pride and confidence in, and commitment to, HSBC
We focus our time and investment on four impact areas:
1 Telling a compelling story about HSBC’s growth and transformation:
Supporting leaders in communicating the bank’s growth agenda, bringing HSBC’s purpose to life, and demonstrating the value we bring to customers through sector leading products and services. To build investor trust, we bring our strategy and investor proposition to life and illustrate that it is being efficiently delivered.
2 Supporting stronger commercial outcomes:
We are targeted in supporting HSBC’s businesses and geographies to help achieve commercial outcomes: helping to clarify strategic goals, articulating and influencing desired behaviours, and managing and mitigating issues that could have a material impact on HSBC’s success.
3 Strengthening employee advocacy:
We seek to deepen HSBC’s bond with employees by demonstrating our care and investment in them. We aim to show how HSBC is making it easier for colleagues to do their jobs by simplifying processes, removing organisational complexity, investing in learning and development, and empowering teams to make decisions.
4 Reflecting the world to our stakeholders:
Bringing the outside in - representing our audiences and helping to ensure an understanding of them is factored into HSBC’s decision making. We help leadership to navigate the complexities we face, in a world of increased risk for an iconic internationalist business.
To apply for this bespoke mentoring programme, apply now here.