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Publishers ‘Penguin’ ditch degree requirement for employees
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Publishers ‘Penguin’ ditch degree requirement for employees

Global publishing group Penguin Random House has announced it no longer requires job candidates to hold a university degree. The announcement comes as an attempt to attract a more diverse range of candidates into publishing, an industry that has been previously criticised for its lack of diversity. The move follows a similar announcement made by accountancy firm Ernst & Young, one of Britain’s biggest graduate recruiters, who announced last August that it would no longer be considering degree or A-level results when assessing potential employees. It follows concerns that basing the selection process on requiring a degree and recruiting from particular universities was producing too narrow a range of staff. PricewaterhouseCoopers also announced plans to ditch A-level results...