accenture
asos
eBay
Lidl
Just Eat
Pepsico
Pret a Manger
London Luton Airport
Danone
Mulberry
TikTok
TSB
UBS
JustGiving
Three
New Look
Lime
KFC

What we are looking for

We are interested in receiving applications from diverse and dynamic individuals from all backgrounds with:

  • Either a university degree (completed or due to finish in Summer 2021) OR two years professional work experience
  • A genuine interest in business, current affairs and media
  • An enquiring mind and thirst for continuous learning
  • Confidence and a ‘can-do’ attitude, coupled with a collaborative mindset
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • A genuine desire to build a career as a communications professional
  • The potential to grow into rounded advisers, demonstrating our values

What Headland offers you

  • Diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture with friendly teams that motivate and encourage you to learn and develop
  • Opportunity to work across a diverse mix of high-profile clients, industry sectors and practice areas
  • Access to senior members of the team to help you learn from their experience and navigate your career
  • Ongoing mentoring from a senior colleague, and a buddy to help you settle in
  • Training and development throughout your career, including an introductory learning programme with over 30 hours of formal training when you start
  • Continuous Feedback approach to reviews so that you can learn and develop faster
  • Competitive salary and remuneration, including a new joiner bonus at the start of the programme

How it works

“While I was at university, I knew I wanted to go into communications, but very little about what I might specialise in. When I found Headland, I thought that it would be a great fit for me and allow me to build on my interests and learn new things – so far, this has definitely been true! I’ve had the opportunity to work across multiple disciplines ranging from public affairs to financial communications in sectors as diverse as luxury retail and tech. I’ve found that one of the best things about working here is the culture: everyone is friendly, supportive and most importantly, from day one you are made to feel like an essential part of the team.”

KANNIKA KALLAPPA, TRAINEE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

“As a final year university student, I knew I was interested in PR but wasn’t sure what – if anything – I wanted to specialise in. Headland offered a real variety of work, both in terms of client sectors and what we offer for them. Since joining Headland on the trainee scheme four years ago, I’ve worked across a huge range of clients – from law firms and banks to food delivery and wine – and juggling these is what keeps things interesting. Recently I led an international report launch for one of my financial services clients, having prepared the strategy and materials for different countries across the globe. We got a huge amount of international coverage - there’s no better motivation than seeing the results of your efforts in print and hearing from a happy client!”

HANNAH DAVIS, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, FORMER TRAINEE

“I joined Headland after a long stint in government, most recently as the Special Adviser to the Brexit Secretary, and the good vibe I got from the partners and directors I met here was the clincher for me. I’ve always enjoyed discussing and debating ideas and concepts, so a career in communications was a natural fit. Communications – especially in a consultancy – involves working across a wide set of subject areas simultaneously, meaning there is always something new and exciting to learn. Since joining Headland, I’ve been involved in advising clients on politics and, naturally, Brexit; pitching to journalists to secure coverage for my clients’ announcements; and developing longer-term content and strategic plans.”

KENNY FERGUSON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

“I started out as a journalist for the BBC but becoming a media trainer and leadership coach gave me the opportunity to keep using my journalism skills but in a totally different way. The opportunity to work at Headland’s fast-growing and energised business was too good to miss. Every day is different as I work across our entire portfolio of clients, including prepping spokespeople for interviews with Sky News or grillings from parliamentary committees, or helping a new CEO develop their personal leadership narrative for the business they’ve just started running.”

JANE HADDEN, PARTNER

“I wasn’t sure which branch of PR I wanted to work in, but Headland stood out as I knew I’d be able to try a bit of everything. Since joining, I’ve appreciated the diversity which has allowed me to stay close to my interest in politics but has also challenged me in areas I was unfamiliar with, like business and finance. I don’t think I’ve had two days at Headland that have been the same and I’ve even had the opportunity to join a team pitching for a new client in my first two months, which was definitely a highlight!”

OLLIE SIMMONDS, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, FORMER TRAINEE

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If you are interested in applying for the 2021 scheme, please click below to answer a few questions and submit your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

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