Developing your career

At Smiths News, we give our people every chance to shine. They are fundamental to our success, so it makes sense for us to develop their skills, and help them grow within the business.

Our workforce provides an effective blend of individuals with unrivalled experience of our industry alongside those who bring ideas and diversity from a range of other business sectors.
Whatever your hopes and aspirations, Smiths News can help you achieve them. And with a varied range of roles available to employees, there’ll always be a chance to try something new.

Developing people

Smiths News has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of people with different skills and talents. The Company really supports and looks after you if you've got determination, self-belief, patience and an ability to deal with people at all levels, you can go a long way.”

Rob Drummond

Nottingham Group Manager

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Everyone has a chance to grow at Smiths News.

We provide tools that help our staff develop their skills and knowledge and have a talent strategy that helps our employees to reach their potential and play a valuable role in our future success.

Graduate and apprenticeship schemes enable us to hire quality entrants into the business and provide them with accelerated career progression.

Personal development plans

My first role at Smiths News was Key Account Manager in the Commercial team. I was responsible for one of the main national newspaper publishers. Since then I have had the opportunity to take on greater responsibility each year, and now work as a Publisher Account Manager for a number of different newspaper publishers and some household name magazine titles.”

Ken Ingham

Publisher Account Manager

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Employees are helped to make plans for career success, with clearly defined objectives that we give them every chance of achieving. It’s all part of our commitment to retaining a top-quality workforce, capable of delivering industry leading standards of service and expertise to our trading partners.

Focused development

Personal development has been key to my success, and taking a lead role in your own development is essential. The framework, direction, opportunity and support that the Smiths News Leadership Development Groups provided, has progressed my learning, skills and personal growth, enabling me to step up to the next level.”

Paul Smith

Publisher Account Manager

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Employees are helped to make plans for career success, with clearly defined objectives that we give them every chance of achieving. We have a talent strategy that supports individuals at key stages in their career.”

 

Graduates