Publishing work experience

Unrivalled access to work experience through our connections in all parts of the industry

All our publishing students have the opportunity to do work experience during their course. This enables them to apply what they learn in a real environment, gain a greater understanding of how the industry works, and develop a network of contacts that will be invaluable to them in their career in publishing. Typically they have the chance to do a variety of work placements in a range of departments or market sectors.

We have two members of staff with responsibility for work experience and internships. In the academic year 2016/17 over 50 employers have offered work placements to our students in Oxford, London and elsewhere. There are also opportunities for work placements in other countries, including in the publishing divisions of international NGOs. For example, over recent years Oxford Brookes students have won places on the World Bank Publishing Internship Prize; in each of the last seven years, two of our students were awarded prestigious internships at the International Labour Organization in Geneva; and in 2014 a student went to Paris for the first time to work at the OECD. International students can do work experience alongside their studies, and many publishers welcome their skills and knowledge.

The following is just a selection of companies and organizations offering work experience to our students:

  • A&C Black
  • Barefoot Books
  • Black Dog Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Boardworks
  • Cambridge University Press
  • David Fickling Books
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • Elsevier
  • Faber & Faber
  • Felicity Bryan Literary Agency
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • GTI Publications
  • Guardian Books
  • Gullane Children's Books
  • Hachette
  • HarperCollins
  • Hodder Education
  • How To Books
  • Infinite Ideas
  • International Labour Office
  • Macmillan
  • Mitchell Beazley and Conran Octopus
  • New Internationalist
  • W.W. Norton
  • Oneworld
  • Osprey
  • Oxfam
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson
  • Pegasus Theatre
  • Piccadilly Press
  • Quadrille
  • Routledge
  • Simon and Schuster
  • SPCK
  • Story Museum
  • Sweet & Maxwell
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Walker Books
  • Wiley
  • and the World Health Organization.