9 February

How to get hired by a PR firm next year

Public relations work may be glamorous, but before you can start hosting cocktail parties and socialising with journalists you will have to battle your way to an entry level position in PR. Unless you are a postgraduate PR student from Fitzwilliam Institute...

Fitzwilliam Institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience is one of Ireland’s longest running PR courses. Practical and career-focused, our PR training program provides a dynamic, interactive, case-study based, workshop approach platform, to develop industry’s best practice and skills.

And, although in-class training can teach you a lot, there is nothing like on-the-job experience – especially in PR. No class can prepare you for what you’ll face in an agency or in-house PR environment. It’s fast-paced and requires multi-tasking, quick thinking, and accountability. That’s why, after 3 months in-class, all of our students go on a 3-month internship – 100% arranged by the institute.

See what 5 of the agencies taking Fitzwilliam Institute students on work placement have to say about our courses and students:

“Alice PR & Events is delighted to offer placements to PR students from the Fitzwilliam Institute.  The internship programme is a great way for agencies to identify future talent, as well as giving students practical, real-world experience that really stands to them when it comes to job-hunting” - Martina Quinn, Founder and Managing Director – Alice PR

Pluto has taken students on placement from Fitzwilliam Institute Group over the past number of years and we are always confident that these students will be enthusiastic, responsible and knowledgeable of the industry .

Our expectations are high for both the company and our clients and Fitzwilliam students always meet these. As a result, some of the students on placement are retained as full time employees in Pluto.

It’s always a pleasure dealing with Fitzwilliam Institute”.- Pluto

Burrell Marketing and Publicity have been welcoming the Fitzwilliam Institutes students on work experience placements for a number of years. We have found the candidates to be of a consistently high standard, with a strong academic background in Public Relations provided by the courses they have enrolled in. A number of the students were taken on in full time employment following their placement period, showing the level of professionalism and skill they offered us as a company. Would highly recommend this institute”. – Rebecca Burrell, Burrell Marketing & Publicity

We have taken students on placement from the Fitzwilliam Institute Group over the past number of years and many of them have gone on to become full time employees and still work with us today. The course equips students with the right skills to enter the PR industry and candidates are matched to the companies which best fit their interests and capabilities”. Piaras Kelly, Edelman PR


Chambers Ireland has worked with the Fitzwilliam Institute Group since 2008 to provide work placements to PR and Event Management students. The placements provide a wonderful opportunity both to the students and to our organisation to work together to produce publications, research and some of the most important events in the Irish business calendar. Chambers Ireland remains in touch with past-students to help them secure employment, and where the opportunity has arisen, we have provided direct employment. This is a testament of the professional training they receive in their Postgraduate Diploma courses and the calibre of students available for work placement” - Jessica Dempsey Staines, Chambers Ireland

Now Accepting Applications:

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience - Full Time - Dublin City Centre

Start Date: 24th September

Duration: 3 months in class + 3 months arranged work experience

Location: Dublin City Centre