Educational Publishing Graduate Scheme
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.
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
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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
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
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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