Who says you have to go to university to land the job of your dreams? Certainly not Penguin. The global publishing house announced this week that it would no longer require job applicants to have a degree in order to qualify for a position.
Penguin join big name employers like Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers who recently ditched their policy to initially vet potential recruits by their A-level results.
Penguin’s human resources director, Neil Morrison, said that talent – not grades – would be the ultimate factor in who they employed in future: “We want to attract the best people to help grow and shape the future of our company, regardless of their background – and that means that we need to think and act differently. Simply, if you’re talented and you have potential, we want to hear from you. This is the starting point for our concerted action to make publishing far, far more inclusive than it has been to date. Now, we need to be more visible to talented people across the UK.”
Well done, Penguin!