Introduction to the Step into PR Programme

Designed to inspire and engage young people (aged 16 and over) from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic  background, the Step into PR Programme is a 5-day virtual insight programme that explores a career within Public Relations (PR) & Communications.

Running from October 23rd - October 27th, the Step into PR programme will provide you with the opportunity to build your confidence, network with PR practitioners, enhance your CV and gain valuable skills such as and explore a variety of career options available to you within the PR industry! 


APPLICATIONS FOR OUR VIRTUAL STEP INTO PR PROGRAMME ARE NOW CLOSED 

The virtual insight programme will run from October 23rd - October 27th 2023.


Who is the programme for? 

You may not be sure on what PR really is and the exciting opportunities it provides. Perhaps you may have an interest in areas such as politics, charitiesfashion, technologycontent creation, beauty or law (or even a combination of them all!) but are unsure on how these interests can connect to viable career options. 

Our virtual insight programme will help answer all of these questions by providing a glimpse into the range of different areas in PR (such as Consumer PR, Healthcare, Technology, Public Affairs and Fashion) and you will hear from various PR agencies & teams who entered the industry through a range of different paths. 

The programme aims to showcase: 

  • That you do not need a degree to pursue a career in PR
  • That you do not need to live in London to have a career in PR
  • The benefits of pursuing a career in PR & Communications 

Designed to be accessible, this programme is completely virtual (involving half-day sessions each day). You will have the opportunity to build your employability skills, your confidence and a range of skills including:

  • Teamwork 
  • Presentation 
  • Time management 
  • Networking 
  • Personal development 

By the end of the week, you will have an understanding of the wide range of opportunities available within communications and the confidence to apply for work experience and internship opportunities, starting with the Taylor Bennett Foundations’ very own Summer Stars Internship programme (2024) or work experience weeks within our employer network.

To gain an insight into the type of sessions delivered, please click here to view 2022's programme timetable. 

What are we looking for?

  • You must be from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.
  • You must be interested in learning about a career in Public Relations (PR) and communications.
  • You must be able to commit to the full virtual programme.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn!

No previous experience is required and you can be based anywhere within the UK!