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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: All year round.
  • Starting salaries: £19k+
  • Regions: London
  • Industries: Publishing
  • Website: http://www.penguin.co.uk/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: 020 7010 3000
  • Address: London:

Penguin Group
80 Strand

What is Penguin?

Penguin was created in 1935 by Allen Lane, who was disenchanted at the difficulty for ordinary people to get their hands on works of fiction. The company's aim was, and is, to make contemporary literature available in good quality paperback editions at affordable prices. For the last 70 years, Penguin has grown into one a leading publishing company, publishing a range of classic and contemporary, and even controversial novels by a range of authors. Penguin is also dedicated to using the greenest methods possible. The Penguin Group

What roles are available at Penguin?

Possible vacancies in: Accounting; Designing; Publicity; Marketing; Production Control; Sales; Rights and Operations.

Application process for Penguin.

Apply online or visit Penguin's annual "Getting into Publishing" day.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Penguin.

Graduates need an interest in books and literature. They should be enthusiastic, with good problem solving and analytical skills, creative and innovative and have good personal communication skills in all areas.

Future prospects and training at Penguin.

Rather than running a graduate scheme, Penguin encourages graduates to apply to any entry-level vacancy as advertised on the website. Penguin does offer internships. Succesful applicants will reap the benefit of the company's experienced personnel in developing their own skills in all areas applicable to the job they apply to. Apt graduates can expect good promotion prospects in a company that rewards innovative thinkers who will help the industry progress in the shadow of technological advances.

Other comments about Penguin.


If you have applied to Penguin, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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Finally, any advice you would give to potential applicants?

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