Penguin Random House UK Launches New Mentoring Program
Subject: Employees, Society
Country: Great Britain
Penguin Random House has launched a new mentoring program to promote groups that have been underrepresented in the publishing industry. For this purpose, the British publishing group has partnered with Creative Access and will see 150 senior leaders, including CEO Tom Weldon, each take on two mentees.
Penguin Random House UK has partnered with Creative Access to launch a new mentoring program. It aims to promote groups that have been underrepresented in the publishing industry. 150 senior leaders from across the publishing group, including CEO Tom Weldon, will each take on two mentees for six months. One of the mentees will come from within the company and one from outside the company. Creative Access, an organization committed to enabling access to the creative industry for underrepresented communities, will be responsible for matching the 150 external mentees. In addition, Creative Access will also offer workshops for both mentors and mentees during the program.
The mentoring program will focus on young people in the 18+ age group who are still at school, college or university and want to pursue a career in publishing, but also those who have some work experience in publishing or other creative industries and want guidance on moving their careers forward. Also welcomed are applications from those not currently in education, employment or training. The program will run as two six-month programs over a 12-month period. Applications are open until October 22 via the Creative Access website.