The Scheme 2018

Imagine this.

You see a teenager in the park and you realise that the book they’re reading is one that you helped bring to life.

Or you sit next to a commuter on the train. They're plugged into their headphones, listening to a story by a writer that you discovered.

And that latest Netflix binge set that everyone is raving about? You spotted its potential way before anyone else when you played a part in making it a bestseller.

So, if that is you - what are the stories you’re bringing to life?  What ideas are you shouting about?  Whose voices are you putting out there?

The Scheme could be your chance to find out.

What is The Scheme?

At Penguin Random House, we publish a wide range of authors, characters and stories: from Malala Yousafzai to Wiley to Peter Rabbit.

The Scheme is our early career programme, which values ideas and potential over experience and qualifications.

This year, we’ve ten paid editorial traineeships on offer, starting in September 2018 for six months.

It’s a chance to experience life in a publishing house, to find out what editorial work is like and to build the basics you’ll need to start a career in publishing.

Who can apply?

We need our teams to reflect and represent the rich diversity of UK society. Which means this year, we’re asking for applications from people from two specific groups.

To apply, you need to be from a BAME (Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic) community, and/or from a socio-economically disadvantaged background. You can find more details here.

And don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about publishing.  You just need an interest in storytelling, an enthusiasm for new ideas and a desire to communicate those ideas.

Sounds good?

Well then, pull up a chair.

It’s time to become part of the story.