Graduate Career Pathway delivers successful project with Hachette UK
The Graduate Career Pathway programme has just completed a pilot project with Hachette UK, the publishing house responsible for some of the most exciting books on the market. They are the proud publishers of Stephen King, Martina Cole, Jodi Picoult, Stieg Larsson, Trevor Noah, David Mitchell, Katie Piper, Mo Farrah, Graham Norton, and many more.
Throughout the duration of the project we supported 40 young people. We are so pleased with the outcomes:
- 35 young people attended a careers seminar discussing different roles within the sector.
- 7 young people have commenced mentoring relationships with members of the Hachette workforce.
- 2 young people were awarded a fully funded place on the ‘Introduction to Publishing’ summer course at University College London (UCL).
The initiative is part of the Hachette diversity programme to provide opportunities for those that would not otherwise be able to receive an insight into the world of publishing.
Speakers and mentors included Katie Espiner, the Managing Director of Orion, Melissa Cox, Editorial Director Hodder & Stoughton, Yassine Belkacemi, Publicity Manager at John Murray Press, Sara Talbot, Sales Director from Little Brown., Alex Wheatle, author of Crongton Knights, as well as literary agency partner Nelle Andrew from Peters Fraser and Dunlop.
We hope to be able to work with Hachette UK to provide more opportunities again in the near future.
A Delightful and insightful evening at tonight’s #StartingtheStory event, thank you to all the panellists, @HachetteUK and @S_LawrenceTrust 💜
Hachette are also looking for authors from diverse backgrounds with stories to tell. So if you are a new, unagented and unpublished writer or feel that the publishing industry doesn’t adequately represent people from your background or with your experiences – and you want to change that – Hachette want to hear from you! You might be from a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) or LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) community, from a socio-economically marginalised background, or have a disability.
For more information please visit: http://thefuturebookshelf.co.uk/
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