Taylor Bennett Foundation
The Taylor Bennett Foundation exists to encourage graduates from an ethnically diverse background to pursue a career in communications.
We established the foundation in partnership with the University of East London and founding agency Brunswick in 2008. It became a registered charity in 2013. To date, over 275 graduates have been through the programme and over 80% are now working in the corporate affairs industry. On top of that, all our employees volunteer with the foundation several times a year, offering their experience and knowledge via our mentoring scheme.
PR Training Programme
An award-winning in-person, eight-week intensive PR and Communications training programme.
It includes eight training days with programme sponsor, including sessions on strategic communications, as well as sessions on engaging stakeholders, employability training, creative writing and presenting.
PR Mentoring Programme
A six-month programme giving ethnically diverse candidates already working in public relations the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the industry.
The programme provides insight into the different strands of the sector, readies candidates for the job market and identifies career objectives. All with support and guidance from an experienced practitioner.
Summer Stars Internship
Internships with agencies and in-house communications teams for ethnically diverse students, graduates and school leavers (18+).
Internships last from four weeks to 12 months and begin with a three-day PR & Communications bootcamp, comprising master classes that touch on every aspect of the industry. This gives participants the opportunity to build their knowledge of the industry before their internships begin.
Over 275 graduates.
97% are in full-time employment.
62% work in communications.
14% are in senior positions.
Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for Social Inclusion
Business in the Community ‘Race for Opportunity’ Collaboration and Partnership Award
Special Recognition Award at the inaugural PRCA/PR Week Internship Awards