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Six reasons to work at Usborne

Thinking of applying for a job at Usborne? Here are six reasons why we think it's a great place to work (plus some extra perks!)

 Make a difference to children’s lives

Everyone at Usborne is working towards a common goal: we all want to get brilliant books into the hands of children. Research clearly shows that children who read do better at school, have more options open to them and enjoy more fulfilling lives. Books are transformative.

Be creative

Usborne people are creative people. Teamwork is vital but that doesn’t mean you need to be a clone. We’re a slightly eccentric, quirky, uncorporate bunch, and that’s why we love it here.

Love books?

There are nearly 3000 Usborne books in print and we publish about 300 new books every year. If you love children’s books, you’ll be surrounded by a rainbow of them at Usborne. Plus, your staff discount will let you take them home with you for half price.

Always learning

As well as learning on the job from industry-leading people, our generous training budget allows staff the chance to continue their professional development by attending courses, seminars and conferences.

Stay and grow

When people come to work with us, they don’t want to leave: staff retention is 93% year on year, and the average length of service is over 9 years. We all think that the best thing about Usborne is the people.

Give back

Charity is at the heart of what we do at Usborne. A slice of company profits are given to worthy causes each year. Usborne staff also pick a charity to fundraise for each year, and all proceeds are matched by the company.

Extra perks

  • Starting salaries normally 10% over industry standard
  • A minimum of 25 days of paid holiday (for full-time employees), plus statutory holidays
  • Extra holiday allowance after 3, 4 and 5 years with the company
  • An annual staff bonus, based on company profits
  • Excellent company pension (some say the best in the business)
  • Interest free loans to buy a bike or an annual travelcard
  • An allowance to help with childcare costs, for parents working at Usborne
  • One-off bonus after 5 years with the company
  • Sabbatical scheme: 30 days EXTRA paid holiday every 7 years (or take the cash equivalent)

(All of the above are subject to contract)