At Penguin the opportunities for employment are wide-ranging and extend into almost every aspect of publishing. Here, we will look in more detail at specific departments and show how each area, in its different way, contributes to the publishing of many wonderful books at Penguin.
Please click here to view our Working in Publishing booklet.
Getting into Publishing:
We’ve made a video of ‘Getting into Publishing’ our annual, open day for students and graduates. The video which you can view on Youtube Gives an exciting taster of the day and features some of Penguin’s very own in starring roles. ‘Getting into Publishing’ is Penguin’s annual open day for students and graduates. The Open Day which has been running for five years aims to give graduates and students particularly those from ethnic minority backgrounds an insight into what publishing is all about. The day features presentations from Penguin people in various divisions including Marketing, Editorial, Publicity, Sales, Rights, Contracts and Operations. It takes place between October and November each year; students and graduates that attend the open day frequently secure work experience with Penguin and apply for our internship programmes and traineeships – and in some cases, some have even come to work for Penguin! If you would like to attend the next Getting into Publishing look out for details closer to the date at your university careers office.
To view the video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVMVl-7nS60&feature=channel_page
Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme:
Pearson plc – Penguin’s parent company runs The Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme*, a positive action programme run under Section 37 and 38 of the Race Relations Act which offers bright and talented final year students and graduates from ethnic minority backgrounds the opportunity to work in Pearson’s world leading businesses, including Penguin; other participating companies include The Financial Times, Edexcel, Pearson Vue, The Economist, or Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational publisher.
We offer business internships which last for eight weeks in the following areas:
Internal and External Communications
We also offer Journalism internships at the Financial Times which last for twelve weeks.
We offer a training allowance of £1, 100 a month; a generous holiday allowance and a full training and development programme. For more information and details on how to apply visit: http://summerinternships.pearson.com; the closing date for applications is the 31st March each year.