The Scheme 2018

What made a good answer great?

  What made a good answer great? Three simple questions. Led to many good answers. And so to make the final forty, good answers needed to become great. Here’s how…

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Assallah

“I love working in such a warm and friendly environment” Introducing Assallah. She’s an editorial assistant at Fig Tree, a imprint in Penguin General that publishes literary and commercial fiction,…

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Asmaa

“We need different voices and The Scheme will open doors to people who may have never thought of publishing as a career for them” Introducing Asmaa! She is an editorial…

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Raphaela

“The whole process gave me hope that I wouldn’t be judged on what I had studied” Today we sat with a current schemer, from our 2017 intake, and had a…

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Olivia

“You don’t have to be an expert to have a good idea…” Olivia was on The Scheme 15. She’s now a Publicity Officer with Michael Joseph, where she completed one…

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Aimée

“Just go for it and be yourself… that’s what Penguin Random House is looking for, someone who has conviction in their own beliefs and passions!” Meet Aimée. She made a…

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Alex

“It wasn’t just another unpaid internship – they were serious about bringing new people into the fold and helping to meaningfully shape their careers” Meet Alex, one of four finalists…

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Rosanna

“Bringing a book to life is a phenomenally collaborative process…” Meet Rosanna. Previously an English teacher, she joined The Scheme 2016 intake. Read on to hear what she said about…

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Aimée J

“It was the first time I came away from an application or assessment centre thinking – wow that was really fun!”   Aimee was part of The Scheme in 2015…

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Laura

“You don’t necessarily need an English degree to do well in editorial…” Laura Higginson introduces us to Ebury non-fiction and what it’s like to work on books that are right on trend.…

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Henry

“Challenging. Exciting. Inspiring.” Being part of The Scheme means spending time learning the ropes of what it is to be an editor. So what’s that really like? Let’s lift the…

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