You will thrive at this Edinburgh PR agency

by PR Interns

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

My transformative internship experience at Holyrood PR

PR photograph of Murray Glen, an intern at a Scottish PR agency, Holyrood PR

By Murray Glen

A MONTH is, in everyday terms, just a drop in the ocean. It does not strike you as a life changing amount of time. However, if you spend it in the right place, it can be just that.

I can hardly believe that it has been a whole month since I first came to Holyrood PR. Not only has it been one of the most useful and informative placements I have completed, but it has also shown that the “New Start” I wrote about  in my first week could be the way forward.

People always talk about finding a job that “you love to get up in the morning for”. Anyone who enjoys writing, feeling a sense of accomplishment and real people-focussed work will definitely find it here. I have genuinely loved coming into the office each day because there is every chance that you will be able to build upon something you read in the paper that morning and an equally good chance that you will work on something that makes tomorrow’s news cycle. With such a diverse range of clients at Holyrood PR, there are more opportunities than you think to help create some really noticeable coverage.

If you are thinking of applying to this agency, I cannot recommend it enough. The team are all experts in their field and really impressive to work with. They will push and encourage you from the minute you walk in the door. They also understand that you are not here on work experience, you are here to contribute. In that sense, they are great at finding out what you’re good at and helping you strengthen your weaker points.

While at Holyrood, PR I had a series of interviews to join the public and media relations department of a large international organisation which shall remain nameless in case of rejection. Although they may come to nothing, it is worth mentioning that the skills, jargon, confidence and creative mentality I picked up from the Holyrood PR team gave me a real understanding of what was being asked of me. In short, my time here gave me the desire to do well in this field, and the experience to do so.

I would say that any doubts plaguing the thoughts of a potential intern should be ignored. If you can apply, you should. After a month here I can honestly say that my job searches in the future will centre around anything that provides as much variety, satisfaction and challenge as Holyrood PR. If you know that PR is what you want to do, you will thrive here. If you kind-of-maybe-think you would be okay at it, you will also thrive here. There is nothing gained by not having a go!

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Scottish public relations agency Holyrood PR in Edinburgh, Scotland, runs a rolling programme of placements for PR interns, working alongside our team of PR experts. Many of the most successful PR interns go on to land full time PR jobs with our award-winning Scottish public relations agency.

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