New Taylor & Francis apprenticeship scheme opens doors to the next generation in publishing
19th December 2019
Taylor & Francis has launched a new apprenticeship programme aimed at helping the next generation start their career in the publishing sector.
The new scheme offers anyone over the age of 16 the chance to obtain an Apprenticeship Qualification, whilst gaining vital occupational experience in the various roles available at its Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK headquarters.
Designed to champion diversity, provide training opportunities for a wide range of people and create leaders of the future, the scheme is a first for the organisation. It launched welcoming five new recruits, one of which was Emily Maughan (pictured, second left), from nearby Chilton.
Emily says: “I finished my A Levels, was working in a customer-facing role and looking for a suitable apprenticeship scheme as I didn’t feel university was the right path for me.
“When I saw the opportunity at Taylor & Francis I knew it would be something that I’d love to do, and fortunately it did not require me to have a degree like many other schemes I’ve seen. I’ve been really keen to begin a career in publishing for a long time and I began that journey a few years back during a work experience spell, so I was delighted to join Taylor & Francis and I have to thank them for offering me this opportunity.”
Emily, 19, has joined Taylor & Francis’ Open Access department where she helps provide quick responses to authors with queries around publishing their articles as Open Access – A role which she’s said she has found “really interesting”.
She added: “One of the benefits of the Apprentice Scheme is that I have been able to learn a lot of new skills, especially on programs such as Microsoft Excel, and I have met a lot of new people. I work full-time hours and as part of my working week I complete a Level 3 Business Admin Apprenticeship course. I am finding it to be a really valuable experience and I’m looking forward to continuing a career in publishing.”
Welcoming the new scheme, Charlotte Wise, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Taylor & Francis, said: “Taylor & Francis is committed to investing in both new and developing talent across the business. Introducing apprenticeships enables us to offer tailored training, ensuring specially-qualified employees bring fresh perspective to the work environment. We are able to develop mentoring skills in existing staff and encourage increased diversity across departments and teams. We are therefore delighted to welcome our first ever cohort of apprentices into our Milton Park offices.”
Apprenticeship contracts run for a minimum of 12 months. For further information, or to register your interest in an apprenticeship role please contact [email protected]. Further information on a range of careers at Taylor & Francis can be found at https://taylorandfrancis.com/careers/