Taylor Bennett Foundation

United Kingdom

About Taylor Bennett Foundation

The Taylor Bennett Foundation’s award-winning training and mentoring programmes exist to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority graduates to pursue a career in communications.

Established by communications executive search firm Taylor Bennett in partnership with the University of East London in 2008, the Foundation seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry.

With the support of leading communication companies, we run ten week personal development training programmes that enable trainees to expand their knowledge and skillset, to begin building their personal professional networks, and to look for a first job in PR.

Trainees receive an allowance while taking part in the programme which covers their living and travel costs, and receive professional training in communication, the media and business.

Trainees also take part in practical assignments that improve and demonstrate PR skills, receive specialist careers advice as they begin their job search, and meet leading people in the PR and media industries.

In addition to the core training programme, TBF has now also launched a mentoring programme that will enable the Foundation to support a greater number of young people pursing a career in PR each year.

In the last nine years more than 170 graduates have been through the programmes, 83% of whom have gone on to work in the PR and communications industry.

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