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Here at the Press there is a diverse range of roles for our apprentices: in Communications, Customer Services, HR, Marketing, Publishing, Project Management, Sales and more. In joining us, you will broaden your skills whilst gaining first-hand experience of the publishing industry.
An apprenticeship can be a great alternative to university. Our apprentices are highly valued for bringing unique skills, and a fresh, innovative approach. You'll be working alongside colleagues and a recognised training provider, and will get the time and support you need to unlock your full potential. You will earn while you learn, and be part of a wider cohort of apprentices, benefiting from training opportunities together.
New roles available now!
A range of apprenticeship roles in different parts of the business are available now – see full details here. The application deadline is the end of June and interviews will take place in July 2018.
Where will the apprenticeships be based?
Apprenticeship opportunities are based in Cambridge within the following departments: Academic Publishing; English Language Teaching; Customer Services; Data Management, and the Projects Office.
How does the application process work?
There is an online application, process followed by an open morning and an interview. The open morning will be a chance to find out more about Cambridge University Press before you arrive for your interview the same week. The closing date for online applications will be early July and the open morning and interviews will be held mid-July.
If my application is successful, when do I start?
Most of the roles will start in September. Two of the roles will need to start in August.
Are there any entry requirements?
Usually candidates will be educated to A Level or equivalent.
How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?
Apprenticeships typically take around 18 to 20 months, depending on the apprenticeship.
What qualifications will I receive during my apprenticeship?
The new Government apprenticeship standards are nationally recognised. Some of our apprenticeships will work towards the Business Administrator Level 3 standard and some will work towards the new Publishing Assistant apprenticeship Level 3 standard.
Individuals can expect to have ongoing discussions with their line manager, about future career goals and their potential within the organisation.
What will happen at the end of my apprenticeship?
Our apprentices are guaranteed a job, on completion of the apprenticeship.
What will I be paid?
The starting salary for an entry level apprenticeship is c.£14,300. This rises mid-way through the apprenticeship based on performance, and again on completion of the apprenticeship, to c.£18,900.
What are the benefits of working at Cambridge University Press?
A great central location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include flexible working, 28 days annual leave, free on-site gym and sports facilities, subsidised restaurant and café and season ticket travel loans.
You will be enthusiastic and passionate. You know that it is important to have a flexible attitude and be open to change. You care about attention to detail and you understand that your decisions matter. You are a good team player and you are happy to work independently.
You can relate to our six behaviours, which play a fundamental part in the culture here at Cambridge University Press: collaborative, decisive, empowering, innovative, responsible, responsive. You'll find more information about our behaviours here.
Meet our Apprentices
'I get to meet people from across the business and I feel part of the bigger picture.'
'It's not your average office job – one minute I'm organising a volunteering team, the next I’m speaking to large groups of school children.'
'I believe this is one of the best companies to go into to learn new skills and gain an understanding of the industry.'
'I really enjoy being involved in projects with people across so many different departments.'
'Hands-on training gives you a chance to put your skills into practice, and you can also gain more confidence in a working environment.'