Role Overview

Our Graduate Scheme is well established and we’ve been running it for over 20 years. Those who have completed it have become our executive committee members, publishing directors, strategy directors, marketing, digital and pricing experts.

Successful candidates for 2019 will spend 18 months rotating across 6 teams – including Publicity, Marketing, Digital and with a focus on Editorial.

We will support your development by giving you a senior mentor, projects to collaborate on, training (on the job and workshops) to develop your true potential and you will receive support from around the business. We encourage you to get seriously involved, championing our books and our authors. You will also get to take part in experience days at the London Book Fair and take a trip to our Glasgow office.



About You

You will need to have an eye for detail, be commercially aware and solutions driven. Have a creative mind, be willing to learn and come full of new ideas. Honest with integrity and the desire and ability to work in teams, building great relationships is also a must. Crucially, you need to demonstrate potential and the ability to learn quickly.

Lastly, A BIG bookshelf (or a lot of space on your device of choice) … you’ll need it!

Overview of HarperCollins

HarperCollins is proud to publish prize–winners and international giants, rising stars and home-grown heroes, chart toppers and cult favorites, and many of the world’s most trusted education and reference brands – all for adults and children alike. We have a 200-year history full of firsts. But we’re not stuck in the past - we’re inspired by imagination and we lead with innovation in all that we do. We’re currently the only publishing house to produce an audiobook for every one of our titles and we’re leading the way on diversity and inclusion with the best diversity network group awarded by Business in the Community. We are also the only publisher in the Race Listing Top 100 for the last two years running. In addition to all of this, we’ve recently celebrated winning the Publisher of the Year award.

If you succeed in joining the 2019 HarperCollins Graduate Scheme you will be based in our offices in the News Building. We share this with our News UK and Dow Jones colleagues in the London Bridge Quarter, next to the Shard and opposite the famous Borough Market. Our open-plan office has amazing views across London, and includes a variety of break-out areas to aid inspiration and collaboration, a multi-media suite, and a fabulous restaurant floor, book shop, tech bar and our very own Harper Arms pub.

Please apply via the link above. You will be asked to submit your CV and answer a few screening questions. We are keen to hear how you’d approach different tasks and challenges to better understand how this would fit with the work we do.

The HarperCollins HR team will read all the applications after the closing date and successful candidates will be invited to attend the first of two on-site assessment days.

Please note: We consider all applicants based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is made.