Job Title: Creative Writers Training Program

Job Location: London

Job Type: Full time

Job Start: ASAP

Harper Collins were the first Publisher back in 2011 to work closely with Creative Access, to provide internship opportunities for young people from BAME backgrounds.  In 2016, they launched our own BAME (black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic) traineeship, the first of its kind in the publishing industry. They launched it because they are committed to diversity and inclusivity and they wanted to lead the way in shaking up the industry.  Their current business does not reflect their wider society as much as they think it should. Diversity is central to their success as a business, apart from being the right thing to do, they also want to reach the wider consumer market and therefore they are taking positive action to address this. After another successful traineeship in 2017, they have decided to do it again for a third year as the talent they employ has been exceptional.

This year’s recruitment process will feature many opportunities for you to demonstrate your creativeness, ambition and passion for our books. They do not want to judge you purely based on a CV and covering letter, they want to get to know you face-to-face.

The successful candidates will be hired to undertake a twelve-month rotational traineeship around the business in London, with a choice to develop in a wide range of teams from publicity, marketing and editorial, to production, strategy and audio. They give their trainees a mentor, plenty of training and loads of support. They want to create a pipeline of exceptional talent, so even if you’re not successful this time around, you may be invited to apply for other junior roles around the business.

So, that’s us. Now, onto what you need and don’t need to apply:

Here’s what you don’t need:

·         A degree.

·         Previous publishing experience.

Here’s what you do need:

·         A passion for storytelling in all its all forms.

·         An innovative and commercial approach.

·         An eagerness to throw yourself into all areas our business.

·         Potential to learn.

·         A BIG bookshelf… you’ll need it!

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your CV to or call him on 0207 701 2982.