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Graduate Programme

Shape the future of publishing

At Cambridge University Press, we believe in nurturing future leadership talent and providing graduates with a great start to a career in the exciting world of international publishing.

About the Programme

We regard our graduates as vital to the future success of our business. Therefore the programme is designed to be as comprehensive as possible. Successful applicants will gain a broad view of our business, experiencing different business streams, publishing and shared service, to open up avenues of potential career paths. It also provides the opportunity to network with key members of staff designed to promote and accelerate your future aspirations.

During the 15-month programme, you will experience rotations based on a 'flexible resource pool' or 'internal consultancy' approach where business streams put forward a range of business-critical projects*. The graduates, with their manager and project bidder, decide on the most appropriate ones to work on,ensuring that each graduate receives a range of experience across the business.  You will be given real accountability to make a contribution from day one, have the opportunity to meet our customers by attending sales visits, conferences and by working in our bookshop plus you will be offered opportunities to develop your interpersonal and managerial skills.

Jonathan Dickins

Jonathan Dickins

Jonathan

Jonathan

Rachel

Rachel

Lucy

Lucy

Bridget

Bridget

Lottie

Lottie

You will need to be self-reliant, able and willing to take responsibility for your own development.  It will be up to you to make the most of each assignment so you must have a positive approach to work and an adaptable and resourceful nature.  The world of work isn’t black and white so the ability to ask questions, interpret directions and operate productively in the face of ambiguity is key. However, you will be supported throughout the duration of the programme.  Each graduate will have a “home department” which provides a base with support from your line manager. Support will also be provided by a mentor, recent graduates and our Head of Learning and Development. 

You won’t be expected to know which area you want to specialise in but by the end of the 15 months, you will have developed rounded business skills and experience in different business areas to assist you in deciding your future career.  

This fast-track programme is open to graduates with business skills and experience.

 
 
Applications for 2017 are now closed 
CarolineTatamAward win for CUP graduate Caroline

Cambridge University Press' Brand and Marketing Lead for Cambridge Core, Caroline Tatam has won a Trailblazer Award. The awards are a celebration of exceptional people in publishing under 30, sponsored by the London Book Fair and run in partnership with the Society for Young Publishers. 

From joining the Press on the Graduate Programme in 2013 to her current role, she has consistently shone throughout her three-year career and achieved major things at just 24 years old. 

Read more here. 

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