Publishing is a very competitive industry. Most people applying for jobs will have a degree.
You might find it hard to get in with just GCSEs or similar. However, with good GCSEs (or similar), especially in English and maths, you might be taken on in administration, operations or production roles. Relevant work experience or voluntary work could help you prove what skills you have and help you to get a first job.
Helps keep paperwork organised, takes messages, photocopies. Could lead on to proofreading and editing opportunities through internal promotion.
Print production assistant or trainee
Supports the printing and binding of the final book or magazine, and its distribution.
Creative Skillset: careers in publishing
Information about working in publishing
National Careers Service
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British Printing Industries Federation
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