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PR Assistant - Financial Services

£20,000 - £25,000

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Claire Donaldson

As Give A Grad A Go's Team Leader, I am responsible for leading a team of four Consultants and two Resourcers. It’s my job to make sure that my team are supported, getting all the help they need in order to grow within the business, as well as managing my own client base.

My area of expertise

My team and I work with clients within a huge array of sectors - including FinTech, Recruitment, FMCG and Retail to name a few. We are also building a solid client base within some emerging markets including MedTech, HealthTech, EdTech and InsurTech (everything tech!)

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I came in to the office to discuss which graduate jobs might be right for me, and realised straight away that my ideal place to work would be somewhere like Give A Grad A Go. I’d started the job hunt looking at Marketing & Advertising roles, but soon realised that a role in Recruitment would offer me the exact opportunities I was looking for - networking with clients, being rewarded for hard work and chatting with graduates and clients on the phone. After spending 3 memorable hours in the office, Cary offered me a job and I accepted straight away! I’ve now been here for 3 years - and counting!

The worst job I've had

Every summer I worked on a local farm as a waitress. The role had it perks (lots of hefty bacon butties) - but mucking out the barns and the smell of manure really took its toll....

Are you on the lookout for PR graduate jobs in London? Would you be interested in joining an award-winning communications and public relations consultancy? If so, you’re in luck – one of the UK’s leading financial services PR companies are looking for a PR Assistant to join their fast-growing team in the heart of Central London.

Company profile

In this PR Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a multi-discipline public relations consultancy, who provide award-winning communications solutions for companies, organisations and individuals operating in and around the financial services sector. With an outstanding track-record of delivering intelligent and creative campaigns, they are a team of experts with decades of combined experience in the financial services sector. With a fantastic reputation and a number of prestigious awards to their name, their portfolio of clients currently includes the likes of Barclays, Redington & John Lewis Finance.

Job description

In this PR Assistant graduate job, you will be responsible for supporting Senior Account Managers on a diverse portfolio of accounts comprised of top corporate finance and consumer finance accounts. You will be working within a tight-knit team, getting involved in creating media lists, proofreading press releases, organising events and helping to research key clients. It’s essential that you have a real interest in financial services, as you will be expected to stay up-to-date with industry trends, and monitor the media on a day to day basis.

Key responsibilities

In this PR Assistant graduate job, your role will include:

  • Reading and learning around the sectors in which clients operate, as well as the general market
  • Media monitoring, reading national press and specialist publications, photocopying and circulating relevant articles within client teams
  • Proof-reading clients’ and co-workers’ written work with 100% accuracy
  • Researching and maintaining media lists
  • Drafting and maintaining status reports
  • Preparing documentation require for meetings, attending and taking accurate minutes, and distributing afterwards
  • Handling incoming media enquiries or requests for information
  • Assisting with events such as dinners and roundtables

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 from a top university
  • Previous PR experience is desirable but not essential
  • A proactive can-do attitude
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both within the office and when representing the consultancy - excellent client service is crucial
  • A team player – the consultancy is comprised of a dynamic and ambitious team with a defined growth strategy to achieve its vision
  • Experience of managing and implementing social media strategies for corporate clients
  • A knowledge of design, print and digital is desirable

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of between 20,000 - 25,000
  • A generous 25 days holiday per annum
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities
  • Fantastic career progression (The Director of the company started as a Consultant in this sector!)
  • Regular work socials – these have previously included polo in the park, Flight Club darts and wine tasting
  • The chance to kick-start your career at a prestigious, award-winning financial PR consultancy

Looking for PR graduate jobs and want to work within the exciting financial services sector? If you’re a proactive graduate with an interest in finance and the media, apply for this PR Assistant graduate job in London today!

 
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