Recognition PR recruits for paid internship scheme


Recognition Marketing and PR has launched a new paid internship programme and has recruited its first candidate: Daniel List (pictured)

The paid internship will begin in March this year and will run for three months. Daniel will support the two teams that make up Recognition PR, the consumer team and the business-to-business team. Daily tasks will include client research, event organisation, updating clients’ websites and writing press releases. 

Recognition Marketing and PR was one of the first businesses to sign up to the Northern Echo’s Foundation for Jobs programme and is committed to supporting young individuals who want to embark on a career in marketing and public relations. Recognition PR has recently employed two young individuals in full time paid jobs who were struggling to gain experience within this sector.

Dozens of candidates applied from all over the UK and Daniel was appointed after a full selection day in which eight finalists were given a range of tests, exercises and interviews. He is a student at Teesside University and stands a chance of a full time job if all goes well in the business and with his internship.

Graham Robb, Senior Partner at Recognition PR, said: "The Northern Echo’s Foundation for Jobs scheme is fantastic. Recognition PR is demonstrating its support for the scheme by recruiting talent local youngster Daniel List. He is the third young person who we have employed since November 2011." 

Graham added: "It’s disappointing that many firms are using interns in the North East, but not paying them. By paying interns a modest sum you can give them a real taste of the cut and thrust of life in the workplace. I am proud that Recognition is setting a positive example."

Recognition is one of the North East’s largest PR firms, representing high-profile clients including The Bannatyne Group, The Priory Group, Wensleydale Creamery and Black Sheep Brewery. The firm also operates a video and audio production arm, producing web videos and web TV programmes from its studios in Darlington.

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