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Penguin Random House UK offer Paid Work Experience

Penguin Random House UK have announced that all Work Experience placements with them will be paid the National Living Wage. They have confirmed to bookcareers.com that there will no longer be any unpaid placements at Penguin Random House UK. You can find out more or apply for a placement here. https://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/your-career/work-experience/ This is a HUGE […]

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We are no longer supporting ANY kind of unpaid work experience

As you know, for a long time bookcareers.com has said a two week unpaid placement is bordering on acceptable. You might have noticed that, since the beginning of the year, even these have been removed from the bookcareers.com website.  This is because we no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships.  This includes opportunities […]

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Work Experience at Headline Publishing – Aneeka’s Experience

We’re making a few changes to the bookcareers.com website and one of the major changes is that we’d like your contributions. So if you’ve been on a training course, undertaken work experience or had the ‘interview from hell’ with a publisher, we’d like to hear your stories (and we will guarantee anonymity if requested). We’d also […]

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Are Publishers Born or Made?

Are publishers born or made? Was the question asked at an insightful symposium at Kingston University where Course Directors, Lecturers, Publishers and Trade Associations (including the Publishers Association – Richard Mollet gave a brilliant presentation) and interested parties discussed the relevance of publishing degrees and education to the publishing industry. This was the first forum […]

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