Our internship programme: recruitment

By Kat

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!

Spain, Oxford, Perth: Olivia’s journey

By Olivia

My publishing career began in Oxford, following a year of teaching English in Galicia, Spain. Although I was initially reluctant to leave a life of tapas and travel behind, I decided it was time to fulfil my ambition to work in publishing.

From new recruit to project leader: Sarah’s journey

By Sarah

Up until August 2014, I was a research scientist, working in a laboratory and studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cell growth and division – a career that my 18 years of education and training had perfectly prepared me for. I’m now a project leader at a publishing company, editing, proofreading and writing a variety of materials, and helping to train other members of staff – a career that I have no formal qualifications or training for. How did all this come about in the last four and a half years?

Starting at Prepress: Siân

By Sian

I begin writing this as the newest staff member at Prepress Projects, just 1 month after I started. I graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology. Next, I decided to start a PhD in a different field – proteomics in microbiology. For many reasons I made the difficult decision to leave this project, which meant I had to seriously think about my career path.