Peterborough’s PR professionals set to engage students at career fair

The city’s leading public relations, marketing and communications agencies will club together to advise and inspire city students at Peterborough’s biggest Career Fair taking place at the Peterborough Embankment, on Thursday 18 July, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Athene Communications, Media Matters and Metrix Marketing have joined forces to run a PR and communications corner at the event with the aim of advising students about the best ways to get a career in the competitive industry, and the skills required to become a modern PR guru.

At their stand, the team will also be running a press release competition to search out the city’s brightest young talents. The winners of the competition will have the opportunity for a day’s hands on experience working at a communications agency and also go on a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) accredited training course.

The agencies’ consultants will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions, provide more information about the profession and share some insider knowledge, tips and tricks with the students.

Richard Astle, Managing Director of Athene Communications, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the students to chat with some of the city’s best PR professionals about their options and the career paths available in marketing communications.”

Peter Corder, Managing Director of Media Matters, added: “We will all be bringing along some of our youngest recruits on the day, including graduates, who can give students firsthand advice and a real insight into how an agency works.”

Mike Holland, Managing Director of Metrix Marketing, commented: “Metrix Marketing is delighted to be taking part in the careers fair. The event will be really useful for young people planning their future careers. Peterborough has many successful PR and marketing communications professionals and it will be great to pass on some of our knowledge and experience to the next generation of communicators.”

To find out more about the career fair, please contact Sue Addison:, 01733 317417 or 07754 516128.

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Athene Communications: Athene Communications was established in 2003 by Richard Astle. Since then the company has grown to represent a range of clients throughout the UK.

Athene is a specialist PR and marketing agency based on Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, which delivers comprehensive communications and public relations campaigns that are effective and measurable.

Media Matters: Media Matters began in 1994 but outgrew its original offices just outside Stamford and bought and moved into a modern office suite on Peterborough’s Lynch Wood Business Park.

The company began life as a PR consultancy but has matured into a full service marketing agency to meet clients’ needs. It now employs a team of experienced journalists, marketing and website experts which ensures a joined-up approach.

Metrix Marketing: After a remarkable 25 years as Smye Holland Associates, the company wanted a new name and identity to match the new era in communications. In May 2012 it proudly launched Metrix Marketing Communications.

Metrix Marketing is a full service marketing communications consultancy delivering marketing solutions to meet the demands of the new communications era.