Candidates Programmes PR Mentoring programme PR Mentoring programme INTRODUCTION TO THE PR MENTORING PROGRAMME The Taylor Bennett Foundation offers black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates (18+) interested in public relations (PR) and communications the opportunity to join our six-month mentoring programme. Throughout the programme PR practitioners will share their insights into how the PR industry operates and how best to prepare for the job market. By the end of the programme, candidates will have built their knowledge of the PR industry and expanded their existing networks in the industry. Applications for the programme are accepted twice a year (Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020). APPLICATIONS FOR OUR AUTUMN PR MENTORING PROGRAMME ARE NOW OPEN. SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PR MENTORING PROGRAMME. APPLY NOW! What is the PR Mentoring Programme? Designed to directly address the need for greater ethnic diversity in the communications and PR industry, our six-month PR Mentoring Programme is an opportunity for BAME candidates to gain a clear understanding of the public relations industry, insight into the different strands of the sector alongside receiving support in preparing for the job market and identifying career objectives. WHAT WILL BEING MENTORED INVOLVE? • There will be no financial cost to you • We will match you with someone who currently works in the PR and communications industry and aligns with your own objectives • During the six-month period, we expect you to be proactive in organising your mentoring sessions Upon completion, the mentee will have: • Developed an in-depth understanding of the PR and communications industry • A mentor that will act as a sounding board to provide feedback • Support with navigating and understanding the recruitment process • Developed a career action plan including an updated and improved CV and covering letter WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? • You must have an interest in the PR and communications industry in the UK. • You must be a BAME candidate (18+) • You may have studied at any university • You may have studied any subject at degree level • You must have an interest in current affairs, business and the media • You must be able to commit to six months of being mentored in the UK. HOW TO APPLY Eligible candidates need to submit an application form by Friday 4th October. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a telephone interview. After the telephone interview, the successful candidates will be matched with an appropriate mentor for the six-month programme. A pre-mentoring briefing session will take place before the programme starts. To apply, please complete the online application form here – 2019 Autumn PR Mentoring Programme.