CIPR announces further sponsorship of the Taylor Bennett Foundation
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF) are pleased to announce that the Institute has committed to a further year of sponsorship of the Foundation.
The TBF’s award-winning work-based PR training programme exists to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority graduates to pursue a career in communications. It provides a paid 10-week intensive training course aimed at preparing graduates for work in the PR industry.
The sponsorship comprises provision of accommodation for four trainee assessment days annually at the CIPR headquarters in Bloomsbury, and free training places on two of the CIPR’s ‘Introduction to PR’ workshops.
Encouraging increased diversity among practitioners is one of the main issues facing the industry and the Institute places great emphasis on supporting efforts to improve this. We are delighted to continue to contribute to the work of the Foundation, which has achieved significant success in addressing this issue.
We are thrilled to have the continued support of the Institute, who are one of our foremost providers of in-kind sponsorship. Holding the assessment days at ‘PR HQ’ is a great start for the aspiring trainees and a powerful message of support of the Foundation’s work.
The TBF has trained 124 graduates over six years, over 70% of whom are now working in communications. The Foundation became a registered charity in 2013 and has won three community and business awards for its contribution to promoting diversity of opportunity.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).