Our programme takes 10 trainees through every step of the publishing industry, from pitch to distribution.
Designed to make publishing more accessible to under-represented groups as part of our vision for Changing the Story, we are actively seeking applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds and particularly men from both of these backgrounds, to improve the representation of these groups in our workforce.
As a trainee, you spend an entire year within one of the trade divisions or our education business. You’ll specialise in either editorial, marketing and publicity, rights, contracts, or sales. Some of our trainees even spend a month in Curtis Brown or Waterstones.
This year, alongside our entry-level positions, we will also be providing placements for experienced candidates looking to take a new step in their career. The aim is to welcome individuals who are looking for a career change or wish to return to work after a career break and aim to place them in mid-level roles.
Applications for our 2024 traineeship are now open and all applications can be made here. Applications close 18 February 2024 for entry-level placements and 25 February 2024 for mid-level placements.