Penguin is the most recognisable brand name in publishing, and is responsible for bringing intelligent books to the general public at affordable prices. It publishes work from leading authors as diverse as Jamie Oliver and Roald Dahl, and also owns Ladybird, DK, Rough Guides, and Puffin.
The chances are that whether it be in school or at home, you would have read a book that has been published by Penguin.
As well as publishing millions of books, Penguin publishes new kinds of content on various platforms, feeding the demand for new ways to consume information.
Rather than running a traditional graduate programme, Penguin encourages talented university leavers to apply for entry-level positions in their chosen career specialism. Opportunities span everything from marketing right through to accounting, of course not forgetting more traditional publishing and editorial roles.
For graduates who are keen to get an insight into how a publishing business works, Penguin’s recently launched internship scheme is also a great option. It lasts for 10 weeks, and successful applicants are given meaningful projects to get their teeth stuck into.
The starting salary is competitive, and there’s also a generous benefits package available.
The media company that owns Penguin also owns the Financial Times.