The Scheme 2019

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Meet Lauren

Why I applied for The Scheme I’ve always been an avid reader, interested the art of storytelling and the creation of narrative, and so working with books sounded like the dream! What I got from The Scheme It was a great introduction to publishing and an extremely educational experience all round. I met lots of…

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Meet Halimah

  Why I applied for The Scheme I applied for the Scheme because it was an opportunity to get my voice heard and learn the ins and outs of publishing. There’s such a dearth of people of colour in publishing (which is steadily improving with the help of schemes such as these) and previously, it…

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Meet Lydia

Why I applied for The Scheme I applied for The Scheme because one of my friends saw the Penguin ad and sent it to me. She’d been telling me for a while that publishing would be something interesting for me to try but I’d never really thought it was possible. I had no experience of…

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Meet Addy

Why I applied for The Scheme I applied for The Scheme because I’d always been curious about working in publishing but I didn’t think I had the experience or connections necessary to beat the high competition and get a role. The fact that The Scheme didn’t require any experience and that the first round was…

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Meet Hana

Why I applied for The Scheme I wanted the opportunity to do something entrepreneurial and creative, in a place where you can tell the stories that matter. What I got from The Scheme Tons of excellent training, a thorough grounding in editorial skills and experience, exposure to senior leadership across the nine divisions of Penguin…

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Meet Arenike

Why I applied for the Scheme I applied for The Scheme because I love story telling. I was angry that marginalised voices weren’t being represented widely in contemporary literature, and was interested in The Scheme as a way to disrupt the status quo in Publishing.   What I got from the Scheme I’ve learned a…

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Meet Sharika

Why I applied for The Scheme I applied for The Scheme because I really wanted something new. After spending a few years (half-heartedly) trying to get into acting I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get a ‘real’ job. I Googled ‘creative office jobs’ and miraculously came across The Scheme! It was…

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