Summer Virtual Work Experience 2022 - Year 11 & 12 Only

Work Experience · London, London, City of
Department Work Experience
Employment Type Work Experience
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Our pioneering programme, Experience Works, puts students in the job for a week. They work together in teams to make decisions that would come up in the jobs of our staff. Most importantly, as our programme is entirely virtual, we are able to offer this experience to students from all over the UK!


The Blair Partnership is a literary and entertainment agency.
Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of our agents for the week.


When: 8th - 12th August 2022 (10am-5pm daily)

Who: Year 11 & 12 students interested in learning about working in a literary agency

What you need to participate: computer with Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Application closing date: 24th July 2022


At the start of the week, students are split into groups and asked to choose which of the 3 submissions they’d like to represent.


Over the first four days they go on to hear from a range of subject matter experts across: agency, international rights, legal & contracts, royalties, marketing, product development and digital publishing.


Interspersed with the webinars are periods of group work, where the students work together on making the decisions that will ultimately inform their publishing plan for their chosen book.


On the final day, students will hone their presentations ahead of going before our panel of judges to share their ideas.


Throughout the programme, each team is supported by 2 members of our staff who act as mentors, guiding the team through the week, answering questions and acting as a trial audience for their presentations.


Over the course of the week, students can expect to learn:

  • How to spot a great story and how to pitch it to a publisher
  • What contracts need to be in place
  • How the author gets paid
  • How to grow a brand beyond books
  • How to market the book
  • How to expand into digital channels

And so much more!


Come and spend a week in our shoes!



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Feedback from students who participated in 2021:

  • Thank you for an amazing week! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would do it all over again!
  • it was an amazing experience to have participated in, and I'm really grateful for all the advice and knowledge I gained in the last week. It was great to spend a week alongside those in the Blair Partnership and I'm really thankful for everything I learned
  • Thank you so much for this work experience week I had so much fun and met some wonderful people along the way. I walked into this work experience week with my mindset on possibly becoming an agent and now I really want to look into pursuing a career in marketing. It was a really eye-opening experience for me and I loved working with a team to pitch the book. I also learnt so much and yea, I loved it 😂
  • I loved all of it so much and I’m sad it’s over!
  • I just wanted to say a quick thank you to you and all the staff at the Blair Partnership for providing this work experience. Everyone has been so kind and insightful and has left me with some motivation and direction for my future.
  • I have learnt so much throughout this week! It was amazing learning about a field that I'm really passionate about and love, and something that could be a potential career path for me. After this week, I feel certain that I want to pursue this path. My favourite parts were definitely the webinars.
  • I’ve learnt so much, and I’m definitely looking into a career in publishing. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity – thank you!
  • Thanks for such an amazing week, I’ve had soo much fun its crazy.
  • The work experience was absolutely amazing, and I'm sad that it's over, however, I feel much more knowledgeable about this career path, and publishing and i'm looking forward to seeing where it could take me in the future.


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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Work Experience
  • Employment Type
    Work Experience
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level