Building a brighter future for students with Halo PR & Communications
Halo PR & Communications – the global tech PR agency based in Cornwall – has been working with the University of Plymouth to launch two new COVID-19 proof virtual initiatives: The Virtual Internship Scheme and the Masters R&D Studentships are both designed to give unprecedented experiences to students and graduates with the additional benefit of supporting the South-West’s creative sector through the UK’s economic recovery period. Both programmes are part of the iMayflower project and have been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund administered by Arts Council England.
The campaign launched in October, with vibrant, digital CVs for Plymouth students taking over LinkedIn with the message – ‘let’s work together for a brighter future’ – to inspire real action from the business world.
As a champion of helping young people from all backgrounds ‘make it’ in the creative sector, this project is very close to the heart of Halo’s founder, Jess Ratty.
Jess commented: “Working with the bold and unapologetic students at University at Plymouth has been endlessly rewarding, don’t be fooled, these interns won’t be making your coffee, they’re gonna be delivering value right from day one. There’s so much creative talent out there on heads so young, they’re nailing so much of what we do inside a real agency with lots of energy and fearlessness – it’s incredible to see.
“One of my passions as a Founder is helping young people grow skills and build confidence for entering the sometimes wild, but amazing, creative world. As a society – as individuals and especially as businesses – we must do more to help our young people when they’re starting their journey. The University of Plymouth are currently looking for businesses who have an exciting upcoming R&D project to take part in the Masters R&D studentships. Right now we all need all the help we can get, and this is a fantastic opportunity for businesses and students to develop their creativity and strengthen their position.”