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Paid Work Experience at Penguin Random House UK Publishing

Book publishing giant Penguin Random House UK are about to open their next window to apply for their 2 week work placement programme. The window will open on 30th August until 11th September at midday for 2-week placements from 2nd October until 8th December 2023.

There will be opportunities available within each of their exciting business areas, which include - Marketing & Publicity, Editorial, Sales and Publishing Operations.

Find your ‘what’s next?’ Whether you’ve always known you want to work with books or are wanting to dip your toe in the water – work alongside the best as you go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest publisher.

Feed your curiosity and develop the skills you need to start a successful career on one of our paid two-week work experiences.

With us you’ll find support and a deep sense of purpose. By supporting your host team you’ll help us drive our shared mission – to connect more people with great stories and ideas.

Whilst you’re training, we’ll teach you about publishing and Penguin, just start here.

All two hundred and fifty of our work experience trainees across the year are chosen via random-selection and paid the National living wage for the duration of the hybrid placement.

What will I be doing? Explore new viewpoints as you immerse yourself within one of our exciting business areas, perfectly set-up to welcome work experience trainees at the start of their publishing careers.

You’ll learn from and listen to those around you, becoming a part of the team, joining meetings, and trying out new tasks. Opportunities to connect with your department and colleagues from around the business will give you an insight into how we do things.

How do I apply for work experience?

We run cohorts every 3-4 months.

Our next window will be open from 30th August until 11th September at midday for 2-week placements from 2nd October until 8th December.

Our application process is very simple. You just submit an application on our portal letting us know a bit about you, your availability, and which department you’d like to get experience in.

For more information and how to apply, click on the logo below -


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