We take pride in working closely with organisations across the built environment community that champion diversity and inclusivity in our sector:
Women in Property
Taylor Bennett Foundation
Interns have access to our group wide 12-month training programme and benefit from best practice and mentorship from some of the best minds in communications.
“I started at BECG’s Winchester office in Summer 2018, having just finished my first year at university. It was my first opportunity to gain professional experience, and right from the beginning, the team treated me as a full member – valuing my opinion, bringing me into projects, and answering my relentless questions with impressive patience. After spending that summer at BECG, I returned during every university holiday until 2020 – and joined Liberty One (BECG Group’s Scottish consultancy) when I graduated in 2021. The lessons and skills I learned as an intern have stayed with me, and I’m grateful to the company for investing in me.”
It’s been over two months now since I’ve started as a Video Production Intern at BECG Group and joined an inspiring and talented studio team in the Southampton office, and let me tell you – what a time it was for my growth. Daily challenges are everything I need to check on my skills regularly while working on the real-life projects, so many of which have been presented to me in the span of this period. From kicking off with a shoot for B&Q on my very first day to shooting at events such as the Regenerate South Conference 2021. I’ve gained so many new skills already and am so much more confident of my expertise and capabilities than ever.
VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN
We were proud to pioneer the PR industry’s take-up of the Government’s Kickstart initiative by supporting unemployed young people with unlocking careers in communications. Our support for the scheme followed work with client Communities that Work to secure commitments from the Government to assist with creating opportunities for young people and the unemployed throughout the pandemic.
“Our new Kickstart Scheme is about giving young people at risk of long term unemployment, a key opportunity to gain those all-important skills and first-hand experience so they can progress into thriving careers – which is why it’s fantastic to hear BECG will be putting themselves forward. By offering the chance to nurture and support those taking up roles through the Kickstart Scheme, BECG will crucially help guide and coach talented young people to become more confident, well-rounded communicators which is a key outcome for those on the programme.”
Mims Davies MP,
Diversity, inclusion and belonging
We launched our diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy in 2022, which seeks to embrace and value the diversity of thoughts, ideas and ways of working that people from different backgrounds, experiences and identities bring to an organisation.
From recruitment and retention, to representing our client base and corporate reputation, the business benefits of a diverse workforce are far reaching. To harness those it’s vital to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential. While UK legislation covering age, disability, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation among others, sets minimum standards, our strategy goes beyond our client base, community and corporate reputation and seeks to add true value to the organisation, contributing to overall employee wellbeing and engagement.
that matter to our teams
Promoting diversity and
inclusion in communications