Careers

Do you want a career that will help you grow?

Orchard PR is committed to developing public relations practitioners. Our account executives learn on the job and come from a variety of educational backgrounds.

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While at Orchard all staff are encouraged to undertake professional qualifications including those offered by the CIPR and Orchard offers help, advice and support to staff seeking to continue their professional development.

For more information about careers at Orchard please read about our account executive and PR apprentice roles. If you have something exceptional to offer us please let us know by contacting director Steve Falla on 01481 251251 or steve@orchardpr.com

Account Executives

Account executives at Orchard PR work on PR campaigns for some of the biggest and best businesses and organisations in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. They draft news releases, speak to journalists, co-ordinate photoshoots and media calls, manage social media and monitor the local, national and trade media for coverage of clients.

Our employees learn from working alongside some of the best PR people and studying with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Typically joining our team with one or two years experience our account executives have gone on to pursue top PR roles in London, Australia and Guernsey’s finance or public sectors. Others stay at Orchard to become star members of the senior consultancy team.

PR is “always on” and demands energy and commitment, pace, focus and attention to detail. It requires a way with words – writers with accuracy, clarity and a strong vocabulary. It can also be great fun and suits people who want to exercise creativity in their work.

Trainee Account Executives

Alongside our more experienced team members Orchard also offers opportunities for trainee account executives. This position is ideal for those without prior PR experience and for recent graduates of a wide range of degrees. Our trainees study with the CIPR and benefit from mentoring from our experienced team of professionals.

How to apply:

We always like hearing from people wanting to start or develop their career in PR. Download the job descriptions below to see if one of our roles would suit you:

Account Executive

Trainee Account Executive

If you are interested in being a part of our team please contact managing director Steve Falla with a CV and covering letter at steve@orchardpr.com.

Be a PR apprentice at Orchard

Orchard has an excellent track record of growing its own PR experts. We have always invested in professional PR qualifications and we have a proven track record in developing graduates into highly-skilled PR practitioners.

Our exciting apprenticeship scheme is now offering school leavers the same opportunity. The scheme is the first of its kind in the Channel Islands and provides a route into a rewarding PR career for those who have chosen not to go to university.

Apprentices will join Orchard for four years and, during that time, they will complete two qualifications as well as gain a huge amount of experience working on live client projects.

Year One: Work placement and office role
Year Two: PRCA Foundation Certificate and office role
Year Three: CIPR Advanced Certificate and live project work
Year Four: Client facing role

Throughout their development and training Orchard’s apprentice will have the full support of Orchard’s team of experienced professionals – the majority of whom have completed similar professional training funded by Orchard.

How to apply:

Orchard will be hiring a new apprentice in July 2018.

Candidates should be motivated, committed and interested in a career in PR. They should have a good academic record including 5 GCSEs grade C or above, including English GCSE with grade A or A*, and have completed their A-levels or achieved an NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent.

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Lois Falla at lois@orchardpr.com.