Interested in a career in publishing? Want support from an insider?….

…then the Society of Young Publishers Scotland Mentoring Scheme is just the thing you need! Find out more below and apply now! And if you want to know more about publishing as a career, and what you need to succeed – take a look at all our resources on Publishing on our website (and find previous posts on Publishing via the tags on the right).SYPSYP Mentoring Scheme is open for applications!

Thinking about a career in publishing, done some research, got a bit of experience (student publishing, with a publishing company, online editing etc) and wondering how to take the next step? If you’re dying to talk to someone who has actual experience of progress in the publishing industry, then the SYP mentoring scheme is right for you!

Successful applicants will be paired with a mentor who will meet with you throughout the year for one-to-one sessions. Your needs will drive these sessions, ensuring that you get exactly what you need from your mentor – whether it be general advice on the industry or information about a specific department or area of publishing. Having a mentor will also expand your network which can be key in securing that first job, or even advancing in an established career.

SYP can’t guarantee that everyone will be allocated a mentor as it is competitive, but they definitely can’t pair you with a mentor if you don’t apply!

So, send an email to with your CV and tell them, in less than 300 words, who you are and why you want to be a part of the scheme by the end of October 31st.

Remember to mention:

  • Who you are and what you do.
  • What stage you’re at in your studies or career.
  • Your SYP membership number/confirmation.
  • What you want to get out of the scheme and why you need it.
  • Which area of publishing you’re interested in and who your ideal mentor would be, e.g. someone in rights, children’s books. 

They can’t wait to read your applications!

* Applicants must be a member of the Society of Young Publishers. Want to join the SYP? Then visit

** You can get feedback on your application from the Careers Service – check out how here.

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