PRH to pay work experience placements
the Living Wage
PRH have announced that they are moving to pay work experience placements the national living wage (£262.50/week), along with assisting with subsidized accommodation alongside The Book Trade Charity, to help non-Londoners. The changes were announced in a bid to make publishing more accessible.
Tom Weldon, CEO, Penguin Random House UK, believes the measures will encourage greater diversity within the industry.
He said: “At Penguin Random House we want to be open to the very best talent, regardless of background. We also believe it is vitally important that the publishing industry reflects the society we live in today.
“But we recognise that only covering expenses for work experience has been a barrier for many young people in the past.
“Through meaningful and paid work experience, we hope to open the door to the next generation of passionate and creative young people, helping them to establish their careers, and develop a skilled pipeline of future talent.”
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