The traineeships will run as positive action schemes (under the Equality Act 2010).

To apply for Penguin’s Next Editors Programme, you'll identify as one of the following:

  • Asian/British Asian
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
  • Other minority ethnic group

The programme is open to applicants who identify as belonging to these groups, as our inclusion data shows they are currently underrepresented at Penguin Random House in our Editorial roles. To find out more about how we have made this decision, take a look at our FAQs.

Education and age

There’s no degree requirement for any of our roles, you’ll just need to be over 18 years old.

Right to work

You’ll need to have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the 18 month traineeship.

For European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals you will need to have successfully applied under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for settled or pre-settled status.

Irish nationals are not required to apply through the EUSS and will continue to have the legal right to work in the UK under the Common Travel Area rights and privileges.

If you require a visa to legally work in the UK, you'll need to already have this in place before applying. We are not able to offer visa sponsorship for this programme.

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