However, having started out at a major worldwide PR agency, I also know that too many big firms see graduates as something akin to slave labour. As an intern, I was working 12-hour days unpaid. Upon taking a (poorly) paid position, the hours got worse, and there was little or no training. It was exploitation, plain and simple.
Needless to say, I soon quit the consultancy - and considered quitting PR. It was only upon finding a SME with a genuine commitment to professional development that I began to enjoy my work.
Fred Banning, account manager, Kysen PR