Getting into publishing: Ross’s route

RossOur Company

When all academic backgrounds can be valuable and competition is extremely tough, how do you break into the publishing industry? How do you escape that demoralising paradox: you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience?

No goggles required: Beth’s internship

BethanyOur Company

I graduated from university this summer with an undergraduate master’s degree in biochemistry. Although I had thoroughly enjoyed carrying out two different laboratory-based research projects during my time at university, I decided I wanted to see where my degree could take me without the need to wear a white coat and goggles.

Our internship programme: recruitment

KatOur Company, Recruitment

Every year, as we emerge from winter, we welcome a blizzard of applications for our summer intern scheme. The internships we offer give a proper insight into real work at a publishing company, and they’re an incredibly useful way for us to find talented people. The internships are really popular – hardly surprising, as publishing is a highly competitive field. But it’s more than that. Here we treat interns like any other member of staff – there’s no incessant photocopying and no requirement to make the coffee!