Society of Young Publishers mentorship scheme returns

Society of Young Publishers mentorship scheme returns

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) has opened submissions for its mentorship programme for the second year running, inviting aspiring publishers living in the UK or Ireland to apply.

Applications are open to anyone regardless of whether they hold SYP membership. Successful applicants will be matched with experts in the industry to receive personalised, structured careers guidance. The scheme is split into three strands including Into, aimed at applicants looking to land their first role in the industry, Ahead, for publishers in the first few years of their career, and Launch, for the self-employed and entrepreneurs.

The mentorship scheme is due to start in September 2021, and will be ongoing for the following six months. Scotland's mentorship scheme will run later in the year. Registration closes on 26th July at 11.59 pm.

UK mentorship lead Iram Satti and UK chairs Tanu Shelar and Amalia Mihailescu, said: “The mentorship scheme is back for a second year across the UK, and we couldn’t be more excited. The scheme ran brilliantly last year and we want to continue to bring this great opportunity to aspiring and current publishers across the UK.

“Historically, location has been a barrier but if we learnt anything from the past 18 months, this is no longer the case for anyone aspiring to have a career in this dynamic and exciting industry. The UK branch is proud to be hosting both Into and Ahead this year for those looking to enter the industry and for those already employed who may want advice on progression.”

The full details of which type of mentorship is offered in each region is available on the application page.