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Educational Publishing Graduate Scheme

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Oxford, GBR
Expiry Date
Educational Publishing Graduate Scheme Description About Pearson We are the world’s leading learning company. At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning ...

Job Description

Educational Publishing Graduate Scheme


About Pearson

We are the world’s leading learning company. At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

About the team

As an educational publisher we create digital and print resources for use by teachers in the classroom and students at home. We publish for the whole range of subjects taught in Secondary and Primary schoolsand Further Education collegesincluding Maths, Science, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities as well as an increasing number of Vocational courses. The process of getting resources to market involves a variety of disciplines, from print and digital content creation and editing, through project management to marketing and testing the products before release. We work collaboratively to create resources which really have impact in classrooms.

About the role

As a graduate trainee you will contribute to the key functions of the business: content development, marketing and user experience design. During the scheme you will receive a comprehensive package of formal and informal training, consisting of ongoing mentoring and specialised training courses. You will learn how we develop strategy, trial ideas and work out how we can deliver products and services to market on time, to quality and within budget. As part of our graduate scheme you willcomplete the Digital Marketer accredited programme which will help enhance your skills, knowledge and behaviours in these disciplines.

Career progression

At the end of your training you will be fully equipped to apply for roles within Pearson in your chosen discipline, in the UK in Oxford or London, or indeed in any of our locations across the globe. Previous graduate trainees have gone on to successful careers in product management/publishing, technology and marketing, up to senior management level. You could also take advantage of opportunities to work in our Edexcel Qualifications team or in our Global Schools division.


Who are we looking for?

You’ll have the following skills and qualities:

  • Strong academic background (2:1 degree or higher)
  • Passionate about education and helping people make progress in their lives through learning
  • Desired (but not essential): Maths, Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages graduates
  • Good collaboration, team-working and relationship-building skills
  • Willing to take the lead and work independently when necessary
  • Full of creativity and ideas with customer empathy
  • Passionate about finding ways to improve experiences for our customers
  • Ability to work with a budget and manage costs
  • Good organisational and project management skills

More great things about working here….

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join you can expect:

  • a starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
  • an annual incentive plan
  • generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
  • maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as Flexible Work policies
  • stock purchase options
  • health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life
  • free parking at the Oxford office, with Oxford Parkway railway station within 15 minutes walk

Making a greater impact is easy at Pearson. Get involved in our I Made an impACT campaign by volunteering, giving and sharing, or sign up to an event in our Diversity & Inclusion calendar, and check out one of our many Wellbeing at Work initiatives. Just like learning, working here can provide discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder.

Further details:

Location of employment - Oxford, Jordan Hill

Start date - Oct 2018

Number of Graduate vacancies - 5

Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ

Job: Publishing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 26, 2018

Job Unposting: Apr 27, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1802535