Name of Company:Taylor Bennett
Programme Name:Taylor Bennett Foundation
Staff in London:18
Taylor Bennett’s core business is partnering with clients to identify and appoint the best communications professionals to match their needs. It has become apparent that there is an under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in the corporate communications sector and Taylor Bennett has taken proactive steps to address this problem.
They devised a 10 week training programme for talented BAME graduates excited about the PR industry. Through formal training and hands-on work experience, participants are equipped with the skills, knowledge and contacts they need.
This year 18 BAME graduates will complete the internship and out of last years intake of six, five are now employed within the sector. The company involves all 18 of its staff in the programme and believe it promotes employee engagement and staff retention – no one has resigned from Taylor Bennett in the last three years.