Publishing Apprenticeships

LDN Apprenticeships

Main Description

As a Publishing Assistant Apprentice, you will provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process from the conception of book, digital product, journal or other product – through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and then to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes.

Key Responsibilities

You will be expected to cover a broad spectrum of tasks and jobs within your role. This can include:

-      Producing written copy for press releases, campaigns and other marketing materials.

-      Inputting and maintaining data to produce publications that meet company, sales channel and audience requirements

-      Assisting with the creation and development of point of sale material.

-      Continually improve the quality of information/data in-line with best practice

-      Follow publishing/editorial guidelines relevant to their role to produce publications that meet budgets, are on schedule and meet company & industry standards

-      Apply rigour and attention to detail

-      Escalate issues and concerns, in-line with company process, to ensure the publication is delivered to time and budget constraints and your agreed milestones are achieved

-      Ensure that publications meet digital rights management and/or deal structures agreed with authors

-      Using templates, draft contracts as required by your company

-      Be pro-active and purposeful when working on your activities, apply the appropriate knowledge and seek support when it is needed

Entry requirements

All you need is EEWAP – Energy, Enthusiasm, Willingness to Learn, Ability to Take Feedback and Propensity to Take Action. You’ll also need to pass a face to face screening interview with our Employer Partnerships team (don’t worry, we’re a friendly bunch) and sit initial assessments in Maths and English.

Skills Required

For successful applicants to the Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship, we are looking for a candidate who has the following skills:

-      Attention to detail - Apply rigour and attention to detail in all tasks.

-      Consistently achieve personal and organisational targets

-      Take action to resolve day to day issues

-      Receptive to new ideas and respond well to day-to-day challenges

-      Resilient and determined to overcome obstacles

-      A willingness to learn & develop, embracing new challenges when they occur.

-      Demonstrate enthusiasm in your activities


278-280 South Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London, SW8 1UJ




(S3) Publishing Assistant


L3 Publishing Assistant

Training delivery site

Lansdowne, 278-280 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1UJ

Possible Start Date



13 months

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