Publishers welcome PRH pledge to pay work experience participants

Publishers welcome PRH pledge to pay work experience participants

Other publishers have welcomed Penguin Random House's new stance on paying work experience participants, after it pledged to pay the National Living Wage to 450 candidates every year to help tackle the issue of a lack of diversity within the industry. However, others have suggested a requirement to pay work experience participants may put some companies off from offering it at all.

Andrew Franklin, m.d. of Profile Books, said it had been paying work experience applicants the Living Wage for some time. A strong campaigner for fair treatment of interns, in the past Franklin has said it is “s...

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