150 attendees from across the UK
27 colleagues delivering workshops
1 runaway balloon
and a frankly ridiculous amount of M&Ms
In 2016, we launched JobHack; 5 days of creative, publishing-oriented workshops aimed to inform young people about careers in publishing. We’ll be doing more JobHacks in 2017 – keep an eye on @PRHCareersUK where we’ll announce more information shortly.
JobHack is part of our work to help make publishing more inclusive. We travelled the UK, visiting Birmingham, Glasgow, Halifax, Taunton and Liverpool, speaking to those who might not necessarily have considered publishing as a career before, or had easy access to opportunities or information about our industry. We wanted to reach those who have a passion for storytelling and curiosity for what’s going on in the world, but who aren’t on our front doorstep.
Applications came from as far as Falmouth and Aberdeen, all answering the questions “What do you want to get out of JobHack?” and “Tell us about your favourite story.” Those demonstrating curiosity and passion for our purpose were invited to the day. We greeted them with JobHack merchandise and their very own Penguin tote bag.