Intern Blog by Ruairi Millar

My experience as an intern at Tavistock has far exceeded my expectations. Tavistock offers you the chance to gain hands-on experience, engage with clients, produce meaningful and useful work and offers the opportunity to work with colleagues who are more than happy to share their knowledge and wisdom. Tavistock also manages expectations incredibly well and finds the balance between giving you work that is challenging but not too much that it overwhelms someone just beginning their career in the City with no background in PR.

To be frank, I had no idea what financial PR was or what it entailed, but the Tavistock Summer Internship caught my eye whilst I was looking for positions following my graduation from university. I matched the required skills and criteria, so I thought that I would apply and see what happened.  Four months later, I am now commuting into the heart of London, attending numerous networking events and gaining valuable learning experiences.

On my first day, I was welcomed into Tavistock immediately, enjoying a welcome lunch with colleagues and getting to know everybody around the office. I was immediately brought into the team, joining client calls and learning the fundamentals of financial PR.

We quickly started having regular teach-in sessions with director Heather Armstrong, who provided us with a beginners’ course to equity capital markets and duly answered any questions (as silly as they may have been!) relating to financial or simply just working life. Under the guidance of Heather and the broader team, I have been able to develop my knowledge of the finance industry dramatically which I am incredibly thankful for. If you’re in search of an internship that’s immersive, captivating, and intellectually stimulating, Tavistock undoubtedly checks all those boxes. Whether or not you have any background or previous knowledge of financial PR, do not hesitate to apply. If you’re curious and willing to learn, I am sure that you will find the experience as truly rewarding and insightful as I have. My advice would be simple – the more you put into the internship, the more you get out. Be curious and be willing to learn and you will reap the rewards!

Ruairi Millar, Associate and former intern

If you have questions on the internship programme at Tavistock, please email scarlett.holmes@tavistock.co.uk

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