Graduate work placements
We offer work placements to those hoping to gain an insight into the publishing industry while engaged in a university degree or having recently graduated.
While we cannot pay you for your time, we do invest in your growth and development, and provide opportunities for you to learn new skills and take on responsibilities and projects. You will be assigned a mentor and have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of a team. Our work placement projects last for four weeks and they are full time.
At the end of your placement, we will happily provide you with a reference to further enhance your career development. We hope that your time spent with us will be enjoyable and fruitful.
Please email your CV to Heather Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered or to ask for more information.
To give you an idea of what you might be doing during your placement, here are a few of the tasks that previous interns have done:
- Updating databases/information
- Mail outs
- (Re)organizing and filing
This is just an example of the type of things you might be doing - you probably won't do all of these and often new tasks will arise on a day-to-day basis (as is the nature of publishing). There will, inevitably, be some administrative tasks, which, although slightly tedious at times, are essential to the running of a small business like Intellect. You will have a variety of tasks to complete over the month.
A list of learning objectives will be developed with your line manager upon your arrival. In addition to these department-specific skills, Intellect strives to allow interns to achieve the following broad learning objectives:
Consistency: Checking and maintaining consistency is a vital skill in publishing. Interns will develop an eye for detail and gain skills in checking for and maintaining consistency.
Time management: Interns will be given the opportunity to balance their own workload and prioritize tasks accordingly.
Project management/finishing skills: Interns will be given the opportunity to take ownership of a project and see it through from start to finish.
Intellect offers a range of benefits to its staff, including a friendly working atmosphere, company pension scheme, flexible working and cycle-to-work scheme.
We run a highly praised graduate placement scheme, and are committed to ongoing staff training and development.
Intellect has been recognized by the Investors In People standard since 2006.
Comments from some of our interns:
'It has been a privilege to work in a company that is not all about profit and where there seems to be a genuine passion and motivation to achieve on a personal as well as a business level.'
'...a very relaxed and enjoyable experience. I have loved every aspect of the internship and feel that the four weeks have gone by far too quickly.'
'The people here at Intellect are just wonderful. I've loved meeting so many warm, intelligent people all under one roof.'
'The trust and support I received at Intellect allowed me to constantly develop.'