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

To apply for The Scheme, you'll need to identify as one, or both, of the following:

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

“The industry will benefit from your input, there’s no doubt about it. New voices, ideas and perspectives enrich the conversations and the publishing.”

Nile, 2019 trainee

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 Eupoean Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing employment from January 2021, you will need to either have successfully applied under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for settled or pre-settled status or be eligible for a visa under the new UK immigration system.

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 aren't eligible to apply for The Scheme, there are lots of other ways to join us. The Scheme is only one of a number of careers initiatives on offer at Penguin Random House.

You might also be interested in our entry-level job openings, Summer Internships or year-round paid work experience placements.

You can find out more here.

Learning and selection day