Welcome to the new Pearson Internship Programme (PIP UK) website.
Our internship will provide you with a real insight into the world of Education, which will hopefully confirm your ambition to pursue a full-time career with us. If you'd like the opportunity to spend three months as an intern in a dynamic, fast-changing business that's focused on learning then read on.
Pearson is the world's leading learning company. We employ over 48,000 people worldwide, with offices in the UK, USA, Africa, Europe, Australia and more. Our business areas include Pearson Education; providing educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to teachers and students of all ages, Pearson VUE; our leading computer-based testing and assessment business and Financial Times; our globally-focused newspaper providing business and financial news, data, comment and analysis in print and online.
Our business is changing. We are moving from being a portfolio of successful companies to one global education company. This business transformation is an opportunity for us to be the stand-out company in one of the world's great growth industries; to make a genuine impact on some of the biggest and most difficult problems in education around the world. This is a very exciting time for us at Pearson and we'd love for you to be a part of it.
Pearson Internship Programme (PIP UK)
What is PIP UK?
The Pearson Internship Programme (formerly known as the Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme) is still a positive action programme for UK graduates from visible ethnic minority backgrounds. The programme was set up in response to the 2003 Dip Net report and Pearson's own demographic data, which showed an under representation of racial and ethnic diversity within our U.K. businesses. PDSIP was the first internship of its kind and is one of the initiatives we run to address this issue under The Equality Act 2010 (UK).
What's the aim of the programme?
To evolve as a business, we need to attract talented and bright individuals who share our ethos of 'Always Learning'. The aim of the programme is to bring that talent into the business and where possible, retain it.
When does it take place?
PIP UK will run from 30th September 2013 to 20th December 2013.
What does it involve?
The new programme offers a paid, 3 month placement in one part of the Pearson businesses; including Pearson Education, Pearson VUE and the Financial Times. Selected interns will be asked to work on a specific project within a specific business area. Interns will also participate in workshops which provide personal and professional development training.
But our relationship with you doesn't end after the internship. We think it's important to stay connected. That's why we're launching the PIP UK Alumni Group; a network for former interns to keep abreast of developments within the organisation and maintain the relationships built over the course of the internship.
How do I find out more?
If you'd like to join us, select one of our business areas on the subsequent pages to find out more about the roles available, as well as details of the application process.