Frequently asked questions
The traineeship will start on the 27th September 2021 and will last for 6 months until the end of March 2022.
The traineeship is a fully immersed experience in to the world of publishing. You will be learning in the role on a full time basis, so will need to be able to work full time Monday-Friday.
The Scheme trainees will work predominantly in the London offices so expect to be needed onsite for the majority of the traineeship with some flexibility. There is support available for anyone who would need to move to London.
We've taken advice from expert organisations and are using the measure of parental occupation. You can find more details on the eligibility section of the website. You self-select your eligibility for The Scheme, as you know your situation best. However, if you’re not sure just email us at [email protected].
You self-select your eligibility for The Scheme, as you know your situation best. However, if you’re not sure if your circumstances would qualify, just email us at [email protected].
Disability is an important part of our ongoing inclusion activity. Our current disability strategy, is informed by expert partners and its current focus is improving the experience of current disabled colleagues as a first step, and as we make the necessary improvements we will then expand to our recruitment initiatives. People with a disability are of course still able to apply for The Scheme if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Yes. As The Scheme is predominantly based in our London offices you will need the Right to Work and train in the UK for the full duration of the traineeship in order to apply. We aren’t able to offer sponsorship due to the level of the role.
No. As with all our entry level roles, there is no degree requirement in any subject to apply for The Scheme.
No. You can apply for The Scheme at any age, as long as you are over the age of 18.
For all of the traineeships, there is only 1 initial application form, and you can share if you have an interest in a particular department. As you progress through the application process, we’ll get to know you and your skills better and match you with a department, taking your preferences in to consideration. It is good to be open to options throughout the process.
We’ll be looking for the key qualities that can be found on The Scheme website. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the qualities at each stage of the application process.
At the first stage of the application process for The Scheme, we aren’t looking to match you with a department yet. So it is better to focus your answers on the key qualities rather than a specific department. That will come at a later point.
Whatever you decide at the end of The Scheme, we'll support you in making those next steps - including CV advice and application guidance.
Whilst a job at the end isn’t guaranteed, we can promise that by the end of your traineeship you’ll be in the best possible position to start a career in publishing.
Since making The Scheme a positive action programme back in 2018, we’ve hosted a total of 18 Schemers. 11 have stayed with us beyond The Scheme - 9 are still here, with 5 promoted to Assistant Editor. Others have gone on to build careers in publishing, the arts and charities. You can find out more about them here.