The Company
Lighthouse Communications is seeking a placement student to join the team for 2023/2024.
Working with some of the biggest brands in Northern Ireland for 12 months starting in July 2023 from industries such as tourism, advanced manufacturing, business advisory, aviation and legal. Lighthouse Communications provides counsel to senior business leaders and delivers creative marketing communications strategies that drive influence amongst our clients’ stakeholders.
We are committed to the personal and professional development of our team, including our placement students who receive ongoing training and mentoring from a team with a range of disciplines – corporate PR, consumer PR, journalism, marketing, digital communications, multimedia and crisis management.

The Role
As a Junior Client Executive, our placement student will play an integral role in the day-to-day management and development of client accounts.
This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Attendance at client meetings
  • Input to team strategy brainstorm sessions
  • Organising and attending photo calls
  • Experience in budget management
  • Writing copy, including press releases, blog posts and marketing content
  • Frequent liaison with clients, media and other relevant third parties
  • Tracking campaigns and preparing activity reports
  • Working alongside the Digital team with input to online and multimedia campaigns

The Person
As a small team, we are highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals with a real passion for what we do, and ultimately delivering superb results for our clients.
We are looking for a placement student who mirrors these traits and brings with them an eye for detail, organisation and communication skills, and a hunger to carve a successful career in what is a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding industry.


  • Full time paid placement of up to 12 months
  • Valuable workplace experience that complements degree and sets students apart from peers when applying for future positions
  • Attractive salary with opportunity for bonus payment
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Ongoing training and mentoring from senior members of the team
  • Regular team building and social events
  • Support with drafting of CV to ensure all relevant experience is included in a manner that would attract the attention of potential future employer

Further Information

For further information about Lighthouse Communications, our team, our work and our clients, you can visit our website at or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


If you are interested in this placement opportunity for 2023/2024, please send your CV with a covering letter to Alyson English, Director at Lighthouse Communications,

“My placement at Lighthouse Communications has given me an invaluable opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in the field of PR. The dynamic and fast-paced environment allows me to continuously grow and enhance my knowledge and skills across the communications and marketing industries. From writing press releases, organising events and planning campaigns for a wide range of clients, each day is unique and I am excited to further progress in my PR career!”

Scarlett Gibbons, current placement student

“On placement I developed a wide range of skills and competencies which were not only useful during my time on placement but also when I returned to university for my final year. I would definitely recommend a placement at Lighthouse Communications to any student wanting to learn more about what it’s like to work in the world of PR and strategic communications.”

Dearbhla MacDonald, placement student 2019/20 and now full-time Client Executive at Lighthouse Communications