Introduction to political communications: A day with Whitehouse

Whitehouse Communications delivered a public affairs and communications insights session with 180 Degrees Consulting King’s College London students.

Two members of the Whitehouse’s team, Laura Contin and Saagar Dattani, yesterday (28th April) provided an introduction to political consulting in the United Kingdom and the European Union and what a day at Whitehouse Communications involves. They shared some advice on what to look out for when applying for roles, key points to consider, and what consultancies look for in prospective applicants.

Thank you to all students who joined and contributed to the discussion. For those interested in applying for a role at Whitehouse Communications, please check out our careers page for more information!

Whitehouse offers a range of policy and public affairs training courses for young professionals and students looking to gain an insight into what it is like working for a political communications consultancy. We offer both UK and EU focussed training courses so that those interested in Westminster and the EU institutions can pick up the key skills, insights, and answers required to hit the ground running as a consultant.  If you run a careers service for your university and would be interested in learning more about our public affairs and communications training and insight sessions, please contact

More on political consultancy can be found here.

The Whitehouse team are expert political consultants providing public relations and public affairs advice and political analysis to a wide range of clients, not only in the United Kingdom, but also across the Member States of the European Union and beyond. We work in a number of sectors including human rights and equalities. For more information, please contact our Chair, Chris Whitehouse, at