HarperCollins Graduate Scheme reopens with blind recruitment process

HarperCollins Graduate Scheme reopens with blind recruitment process

HarperCollins has reopened its graduate scheme and this year will apply a blind recruitment process to applications.

For the first time, applications will follow HarperCollins’s blind recruitment process, which removes identifying details such as those relating to gender, race and education from applications before the shortlisting stage.

Shortlisted applicants will then take part in two assessment days and present to the publisher’s executive committee including CEO Charlie Redmayne. 

The two successful candidates will begin an 18-month rotation around the business in October 2019, taking in aspects of the business including editorial, marketing, PR, sales and digital, while other candidates will join HarperCollins’ talent pipeline, with the opportunity to interview for other entry level roles.

John Athanasiou, director of people, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates from any university looking to enter publishing, with the fairest possible process to ensure we get the best talent. By extending blind recruitment into the process and training all our hiring managers on resourcing and unconscious bias training, we are creating as level a playing field as possible, and we look forward to meeting some extremely talented and capable candidates.”

The scheme will open for applications on 4th March, with a closing date of 31st March. Further information can be found at HarperCollins Graduate Scheme

HarperCollins’s traineeship aimed specifically at black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates will also be returning in May this year.