We offer a wide range of careers in areas such as sales, marketing, editorial, and design. We have many examples of senior people in the company who started their careers through this scheme.
Stage 1 - We are proud that we have created a fair, unbiased application process for potential candidates to upload their applications.
Stage 2 - Assessment day and 1-2-1s with MAG employees as well as time meeting our CEO, Ben Allen and our COO, Jon Besnon.
Stage 3 - after getting to know you more, we will tailor an offer where we believe, you will flourish within our business.
What happens next?
A tailored induction where you will spend time with our senior leadership team, a full onboarding program, you meet your mentors and your fellow successful graduates
A celebratory meal hosted by our Chairman, Mark Allen will take place in central London.
We support you with structured development, such as, for aspiring journalists we use the NCTJ and their highly regarded Level 4 Diploma in Magazine Journalism programme.
The qualification equips magazine journalists with vital skills to face day-to-day challenges, fine-tune their strengths, iron out uncertainties and improve any weaknesses. Gaining the diploma provides continuing professional development for magazine journalists working on specialist titles.
The vocational but intense course of less than one year requires much commitment from the students whilst continuing with responsibilities in their roles leading to commendable achievement.
Check out Jo's story. Jo is the editor of HR magazine and is based in our London office.
Let's meet Jo
I moved down to London from The North after graduating from Sheffield University, where I started a career on the graduate scheme at Mark Allen.
When not writing about the world of work, I like to spend time training my unruly dog Nora, reading a good book on the sofa, and practising yoga (with the occasional cycle or run thrown in).
Jo's role - editor, HR Magazine
I started as a reporter on the graduate scheme at Optician magazine. After 10 months, I became editor of the environmental title Recycling & Waste World, where I learned what it takes to edit and run a magazine. I then started my current role as editor of HR magazine.
Working at Mark Allen means you’ll always be kept busy and will be offered plenty of opportunities to progress if you have the drive and determination. I have had a few different roles within the company and feel I’ve learned plenty from each of them, even though at times it has been testing. As a graduate heading into the job market, I didn’t know what my career would look like, but the welcoming, friendly nature of the company meant I soon felt at home.
I now spend my working days heading up HR magazine, where I lead our wonderful team on the latest developments within the HR community, write news and features and help to run our portfolio of different events. The nature of my role means I meet some really inspiring people, get to be creative, and write about the issues that really matter.
I’ve had lots of access to training and wonderful mentors, which means I’m supported in any area I need help.
Would you like to be considered for 2024?
We won't open our application process until April 2024 but CONNECT with us to find out when we go live!
Whether you’re just starting off or looking for the next step in your career, a role at Mark Allen will give you the opportunity to excel.
- Ben Allen CEO
Circa 550 wonderful staff members and we're continuously growing!
Mark Allen Group has reported turnover up 37% to £60m and pre-tax profit up 54% to £9.4m in the year ending 31 March 2022. Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation were up by 28% to £13.1m.
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