writenow_1707Spread the Word is partnering with Penguin Random House UK to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves. 150 writers will receive a free place at an insight day, with ten writers offered a place on the WriteNow year-long mentoring programme.

Apply to WriteNow by Friday 16 July 2017.

Publishing potential?

Take a look at HarperCollins BAME traineeship publishing programme, aimed Small plant growing out of open bookat black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals.

The programme offers a paid 12-month rotational training contract, encompassing different aspects of the publishing business, to begin in October 2017. Apart from learning about HarperCollins’ divisions and functions  you will receive training and support, and have the guidance of a senior mentor throughout the year.

Apply by Wednesday 12 July 2017.

HarperCollins’ Graduate Scheme runs every two years, and is next planned for Autumn 2017.

Disability Confident Insight Day: Bank of England

The Bank of England (one of My Plus Consulting’s sponsor partners) are hosting a *Disability Confident Insight Day at their offices in Threadneedle Street, London on Wednesday 12 July 2017, 2.00-5.00pm.

You will have the opportunity to participate in session that will provide a genuine insight into the Bank of England and the roles they have to offer. As well as gaining an understanding of how to succeed in the recruitment process, you’ll also access useful information on disability issues such as how to seek out appropriate adjustments in order to perform to the best of your ability both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. There will also be a networking session with the chance to meet other Bank of England employees.

Interested and would like to attend?  Then please register.

*Disability includes, but is not limited to, conditions such as visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Great With Disability

Here’s a useful resource: www.greatwithdisability.com has been successdeveloped to give you useful and practical advice if you have a disability or long-term health condition.  It aims to answer your questions as you search and apply for jobs and get ready for interviews. The site also includes some employee/employer profiles.

Women in engineering…


You can find some relevant resources if you’re researching the industry or looking for a job at Exploring career options on the PCC site.

Not sure that engineering is your ultimate career?  Then take a look at the other Options on the left-hand navigation menu.  What can I do with my degree? on the Prospects site may be helpful too.

Need some help?  Get in touch!