PA encourages UK Publishers to go to school

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Did you always know you wanted to work in publishing? No? Many young people don’t know about the industry and all the opportunities it provides. The Publishers Association have launched a new programme where people in publishing go into schools, colleges and universities to share their knowledge.

We all know that publishers are conscious of the need to attract a wider range of people to its workforce. However, to make this happen young people need to know about the wide range of jobs and opportunities on offer. This is the aim of this new initiative, to share knowledge so that it is seen as a viable career option from an early age.

To get involved, people are being asked to volunteer as publishing ambassadors with their local schools. This can be done be contacting schools, colleges or universities in their local area or previously attended by the person. Alternatively it will be possible to register on the PA’s People Database to receive updates on upcoming opportunities to give hold a session.

To make such visits as easy as possible, The PA has created a wide variety of digital resources accessible via Dropbox. The resources can be tailored and adapted to suit the user’s style and content. They include:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Scripts
  • Leaflets
  • Tips for presenters

For more information please contact Seonaid smacleod@publishers.org.uk