Applying for roles with a disability

Posted 30.07.21 by Ellie Harlow

At Penguin Random House, our inclusion strategy focuses on three core goals: achieving representation in all teams at all levels, creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong and publishing books for everyone.


If you have a disability, we want to make sure you can be your best at each step of the recruitment journey, so here’s what you can expect from us:


•  We’ll ask you at each stage if you need an adjustment. This could include (but isn’t limited to) sharing your CV and cover letter in a different format, using a BSL interpreter or extra time in a task.


•  As a Disability Confidence Committed organisation, we offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for a role, based on your CV and cover letter. You’ll be able to opt-in to this when you apply.


Keep in mind, there might be occasions where the volume of applications means we cannot take all eligible candidates to interview. If you’re not given an interview, we’ll let you know if this is because of the volume of applications or if you haven’t met the essential criteria this time.


•  If you have any questions or want to ask about adjustments or alternative formats, you can contact us at [email protected]. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request.


And lastly, we ask all new hires before they join if there’s any adjustments they’ll need when they start. We’re members of the Business Disability Forum, and have access to support through Unum, occupational health, Employee Assistance Programme and other specialist providers.


We also have a brilliant internal network, AccessAbility, for those who identify as disabled, neurodiverse, or chronically ill, or who are currently coming to terms with a related identifier.


You can find more information on our Accessibility FAQs.

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