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 (UPDATED 3 FEBRUARY 2012)
Does not run a PR graduate scheme, but is open for internships all year round, many of which lead to permanent positions.
Edelman – please note Edelman now run an apprenticeship scheme which welcomes applicants from all backgrounds; both graduates and non-graduates
Open: EML Wildfire take grads on an ongoing basis, starting with a two-month internship with a full time grad scheme position available for successful interns.
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
Closes: 30 March 2012
Closes: 20 February 2012
The following posts may also come in useful when applying for a PR Graduate Scheme: