What we offer

While our offices across the UK and Ireland are places to connect, collaborate, and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility around where you work is just as important. For certain roles (e.g., in our distribution centres) the nature of the work means they are mainly based on site. Your recruiter will discuss the specific requirements in the job advert & during the interview process.

Rewarding work

Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition. We know there will be vital moments when you must prioritise your health, family, or friends. We’ll support you when you need it most by providing a package of flexible health, lifestyle, and financial options to help you navigate work and life.

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Below is the full range of benefits we have on offer, which vary depending on role and location. We pay for certain benefits and then you can choose to self-fund others from this selection.

Your recruiter can share more specific information with you when you apply for a particular role!



Join our pension scheme (contribute 3%, 4% or 5% and we’ll contribute double)

Income protection

Get 50% of annual salary if you’re ill for an extended period (up to 5 years)

Life assurance

Your next of kin get 4x your annual salary (cap applies) if you die while an employee

Mortgage advice

Free mortgage advice from our trusted partner, Charles Cameron

Home sweet loan

Spread the cost of a rental deposit and save money interest-free

Give as you earn

An easier way to donate to charities of your choice, directly from your salary before tax

Season ticket loan

Spread your annual travel season ticket cost and save money interest-free

Will writing

Gain support from a specialist to write your will

Childcare allowance

Claim up to £243 towards childcare costs if you have a child under 5

Shopping discounts

Discounts and/or cashback on purchases through 100s of retailers


Healthcare cashplan

Cover the costs of everyday treatments, e.g. eye care & dental appointments

Critical illness cover

To protect your finances if you become seriously ill

Employee assistance

24/7 independent and confidential support through our EAP partner, including virtual GP services

Health assessment

Get a health screening every two years

Dental insurance

Financial support towards the cost of check-ups and treatment

Gym flex

Spread your gym membership cost and save money interest free

Medical insurance

Cover the cost of private medical treatment

Cancer check

Choose from our range of at-home specific cancer checks



Get exclusive discounts and offers at hundreds of UK eateries

Cycle scheme

Spread the cost of a bike and equipment and save money interest-free

Art pass

Get discounted and free entry on hundreds of UK museums and galleries

Tech scheme

Spread the cost of tech and other products and save money interest-free

Learning allowance

For personal development and education outside of work

Buy and sell holiday

Buy extra leave days or sell unwanted days to fund other benefits

Volunteer days

Two annual days off to volunteer for the charities or organisations of your choice

Online and in-person training

Access to our internal training spaces: The Academy, LinkedIn and Bertlesmann learning

Enhanced parental leave

Enhanced leave for all parents irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, including adoption and surrogacy

Life event leave

Extra leave for life events including moving home, marriage or civil partnership for example

New joiner, new tree

We plant a tree for every new permanent colleague

Talks and events

Opportunities to hear from our brilliant authors through talks, events, and podcasts

Summer hours

Take Summer Fridays off to spend as you like

Free and discounted books

Free copies of our quarterly Penguin Reads and 60% off all of our books

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Make your story

Learning & development

Wherever you are in your career, you’ll find Penguin a place where everyone has a chance to grow and make their mark. From emerging talent programmes, mentorships and training, through to our learning platform, The Academy, we’ll support you every step of the way. You’ll be working with the best in the industry, bringing your valued skills to innovate, drive growth, and deliver our important social impact initiatives.

“Doing the data literacy apprenticeship with Multiverse has been a brilliant way to learn new skills and apply them to work in real time. I have found myself approaching long-standing projects with a new perspective and can already see the value that it’s adding to my team around data gathering and reporting.”

Louisa, Senior Social Impact Executive

This past year we have achieved…

381 academy courses completed

10,000+ reached by colleague volunteering

110 internal mentor partnerships

80 colleagues trained as Creative Access mentors

159 work experience trainees hosted

519 inclusive managers trained

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Here you’ll find many opportunities for connecting with your teammates and colleagues across the wider business. Connecting Cuppas, family fun days, quarterly company drinks, team away days and company volunteering opportunities all help us build relationships as a company. Get inspired at our flagship Penguin Presents event where you’ll connect with your colleagues, our amazing books and authors on a bi-annual basis.

Connecting with one another

There are plenty of ways to feed your curiosity. You can find regularly updated company news on our intranet Roost, read weekly news round-ups, and access a dedicated careers hub. You’ll get to hear from our CEO Tom Weldon in person at his briefings and have opportunities to attend talks and events on topics such as inclusion and well-being. Through our Penguin Voices events colleagues also get the chance to hear directly from some of our brilliant authors.

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Thinking and acting for the planet underpins all our work. Every individual, company and organisation must consider the role they have to play in combating the climate emergency. Alongside our role as a publisher, it’s also vital that we consider how we can innovate and improve to reduce the environmental impact of our own operations.