We are looking for individuals who stand out from the crowd

For anyone looking to kick-start their career within Communications and PR, we are delighted to announce the launch of Portland’s Graduate Programme, starting September 2017.

Portland is a fast-growing strategic communications and public affairs consultancy firm founded in 2001 by Tim Allan. We want to hire and develop the best graduate talent to help our business continue to thrive. We are looking for individuals who stand out from the crowd and have the right combination of academic qualifications, work experience and potential.

The successful applicants will complete a 6 months programme consisting of a 2 month fast rotation across the agency, followed by 4 months in your chosen area stated in your application. With Portland’s areas of expertise you will gain experience across all our capabilities during the 2 month rotation, which include:

Corporate Communications
Public Affairs
Global Campaigns, Philanthropy & Legal Disputes
Government Advisory
Healthcare & Science Communications
Employee Engagement
Research & Insights

Recruitment process:

  1. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out your reasons for applying, also stating the area of expertise you would prefer to spend the final 4 months of the programme in to graduates@portland-communications.com.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to submit a 750 word critical paper.
  3. Final round candidates will be invited to attend a two day assessment centre in our London office.

Preferred requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree – 1 or 2:1 (predicted or attained).
  • Preferred degree courses – Economics, English, Politics, Government, Sciences, International Relations, History, Law, Public Relations.
  • Internship or work experience in relevant field is preferred but not required.
  • Fluency in more than one language is beneficial but not required.
  • You must have right to work in the UK.

Applications for 2017 entry must be received by 28th February 2017.

What we offer

  • Industry-leading programme with over 40 hours of formal training from a practitioner faculty headed by Alastair Campbell.
  • The opportunity to work with leading clients that include Google, Uber, Barclays, McDonalds, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer.
  • £20,000 pro rata salary for the duration of the six month programme.
  • £500 sign on bonus at the start of the programme.
  • Graduates who successfully complete the programme will be offered permanent Account Executive positions with immediate eligibility for benefits and bonus.
  • International offices in New York, Washington, Doha, Nairobi, Singapore.

For further queries, please contact our recruitment team on graduates@portland-communications.com or +44 (0) 20 7554 1600.

You can follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn: #PortlandGrads 

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