Christmas gifts for the future

With the festive season fast approaching, we wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas by sharing our Christmas gift with you. 

Following on from the huge success of our internship programme last year, we have once again decided against buying Christmas presents for our clients and we will instead use the money to make an investment for the future.  

We feel strongly that a career in PR should be open to everyone, and we were shocked to discover recently that only 29% of young people in secondary school had access to work experience in the last 12 months. Anecdotally, we’ve been told that young graduates often feel that their degrees gave them little practical experience. 

Having decided to fund our own TALA internships last Christmas, local year 12 students Julia, Zoe and Harry spent a week with us at Easter and a further three weeks in the office with us over the summer.  

They researched potential award entries and awareness days for clients, learnt about storyboarding for video and prepared first drafts of social media posts. Benefitting from spending time with every one of the TALA team, they were mentored by our Account Executives who shared the skills and experience they have developed with us since they joined.    

Having seen the positive impact these placements had; we will be funding four more internships in 2024 in lieu of Christmas presents. The organisations we work with want to make the world a better place to work in, live in and experience, so we know they’ll share our enthusiasm. 

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