Graduate PR & Communications Recruitment
Whether you’re an SME looking to build your team or a global plc company wanting to hire graduates; Give A Grad A Go can offer you the Graduate PR Recruitment and Graduate Communications Recruitment Services that are completely tailored to your needs. Find out more on this page about why we are the Graduate PR & Communications Jobs and Recruitment Experts.
What our clients say about us
“Our firm has used Give A Grad A Go for several years and we are always impressed by the team’s passion, diligence and ability to source high quality candidates quickly.
Our Account Manager carefully listened to our requirements and implemented a recruitment programme which delivered a handful of candidates who met all of our criteria – by doing this we minimised time meeting unsuitable people and were able to quickly progress from CV to job offer within a matter of days.”
Susie, Partner, Financial Public Relations & Marketing Consultancy
Our recruiters utilise their expert experience to offer a bespoke screening process for every candidate.
We match multiple candidates their dream jobs every day, and with a database of over 250,000 profiles and 2,000 active candidates, we are certain that we can match the perfect candidates to your roles.
We're able to pick and choose candidates from different roles, and identify ideal candidates who hadn't considered your industry. Last year, 86% of our graduates were placed in roles that they didn't originally apply for.
We handpick the best candidates for your company through our screening process. Every candidate is screened by at least two people so we can get a clear idea to whether they are right for your company.
Top Tips for PR and Comms:
Public relations recruitment agencies will put forward PR talent who have the fundamental skills in place beforehand. Our PR staffing agency at Give A Grad A Go are experienced in public relations recruitment through PR Hiring, but also from their personal experience.
“I would suggest to any PR staffing and communications staffing agencies to look for someone who has the skills to begin with, but not necessarily the experience. I’d say that because I’ve done PR myself and found that PR recruiters should look for PR and communications staff who are good communicators and resilient enough to pick up the phone to pitch news stories and ideas to journalists.
Another thing for a communications employment agency to look out for in a candidate is someone who is talented and interested writing. If you can show communications recruiters that you have these three skills then you’ll be in with a good chance of finding a job through a PR employment agency.”
The most important thing to look out for when hiring PR and Comms:
In communications recruitment and PR recruiting, we would advise testing the candidates in the interview process. A communications staffing agency will usually begin with a phone interview first, as this is how the candidate will be perceived in the role. We would also suggest doing a task because there will be a lot of writing and content creation in the role. For corporate communications recruitment especially, it is good to meet face to face and see what impression the candidate gives, as this will be the impression reflected of your company when they meet clients. The interview process should be all-encompassing for PR roles.
What to be wary of when you’re recruiting or have hired PR and Comms:
Corporate communications recruitment agencies, in particular, will advise having a clear idea of what PR is before you approach PR staffing agencies. This is because PR can often be viewed as a luxury role without people realizing how difficult the role can be. The PR recruitment process at Give A Grad A Go involves speaking to candidates to ensure that they are aware of what the role entails.
Our communications recruiters recommend:
“I would suggest to a communications recruitment agency to look for candidates who have experience in PR already. An internship or a 2 week work experience in an agency will give someone an insight to life in PR and experience managing various different roles and accounts at the same time.
They should advise the candidate to research thoroughly what PR is, the misconception is that PR is just increasing marketing and advertising, but in reality it is more to do with increasing the reputation and awareness of a company.”
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