Ben Cotton produced a fantastic post this month on the 2012 PR graduate schemes. So if you’re looking for a job after graduating this year, why not check out the list collated by Ben below and be sure to check out his blog and recommended posts below for more information and tips.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been researching and speaking to industry colleagues in order to create this years list of 2012 PR Graduate Schemes.
Despite growth stalling in the wider economy, it’s great to see the PR industry in rude health (judging by the number of grad schemes that is). The list is broadly the same size as previous years and as we’ve come to expect, it is predominantly made up of the larger, international agencies with London offices.
This years list makes one thing abundantly clear. Whilst final year students will be acclimatising to their most important year at university and thinking about dissertations, the race for a graduate PR job has already begun.
On a personal note, I’ve received some amazing comments over the years thanks to the grad scheme lists and it’s always fantastic to meet somebody who landed a position having read about in on Social Web Thing. I hope this years list proves just as useful for the class of 2012.
I’ve also linked to some posts at the bottom which discuss online reputation management, Personal SEO and employability that students may find useful.
One final thing, feel free to publish the list elsewhere online. But if you do, please can you link back to this page with the anchor text ‘PR Graduate Schemes’. This is for SEO purposes as people are searching for that phrase and it’ll help drive some more traffic to the blog.
2012 PR Graduate Schemes
Closes: 22 January 2012
Does not run a PR graduate scheme, but is open for internships all year round, many of which lead to permanent positions.
Closes: 31 January 2012
Open: 1 December 2011
Closes: The deadline for the April 2012 intake is 12 December 2011 and the deadline for the September 2012 intake is 3 February 2012.
Operates a six month training scheme all year round. On completion of the Graduate Scheme the candidates performance will be reviewed and, if satisfactory, graduates will be considered for a permanent position.
Hill & Knowlton
Closed: 28 October 2011
Closes: 30 March 2012
Open: December 2011
Open: 30 November 2011
Closes: 19 January 2012
The following posts may also come in useful when applying for a PR Graduate Scheme:
- So You Want to Work in PR? Here’s My Top 10 Tips
- 10 Tips to Boost Your Personal SEO
- 5 Tips to Pitch Yourself to a Potential Employer Using Social Media
- 10 LinkedIn Apps Every Student Should Know About
- 5 Basic Things You Should Be Doing to Manage Your Online Reputation