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Pearson Leadership Development Program (PLDP)

September 30, 2014

Job Description:

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Pearson Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is an exciting and challenging full-time, 24-month rotational program that gives Associates a unique, cross-functional opportunity to accelerate your professional development, network with senior leaders, and impact millions of learners on a global scale. Pearson aspires to be “always learning” in everything we do, and we invite you to join us in our mission. For more information about the program, current Associates, and a video about the PLDP, please visit the PLDP Web Page: In order to maximize the leadership potential of each PLDP Associate, we identify rotation assignments that meet your unique skills and interests. Rotations may include: STEM Architecture & Analysis Data Scientist Full-Stack Developers Project Management Quality Assurance (QA) Software Development & Engineering User Experience (UX) Non-STEM Business Development Efficacy Marketing/Communication Product Development/Management Research User Experience (UX) Pearson is invested in your holistic development. Associates have an opportunity to leverage their current abilities while simultaneously building an expansive, diverse set of skills. Due to our broad range in businesses and prospective rotations, we welcome applicants with varied strengths and interests. All majors are encouraged to apply. Geographic Rotation Locations All Associates in their first rotations will be placed in one of the following offices: Boston, MA Centennial, CO Hoboken, NJ or New York, NY After completing the first rotation, PLDP Associates are afforded the flexibility to pursue opportunities in one of many Pearson offices all over the globe including: Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Bloomington, MN Boston, MA Cedar Rapids, IA Centennial, CO Chandler, AZ Columbus, OH Hoboken, NJ Iowa City, IA Indianapolis, IN New York, NY Rancho Cordova, CA San Antonio, TX San Francisco, CA Washington, DC *Select rotations in London, UK as well as remote office locations will also be available.


Job Requirements:

BA or BS degree obtained between January 2011 – June 2015 Geographically mobile Internship, entrepreneurship, or work experience is required Candidate Preferred Qualities Proven leadership and analytical skills Exemplary written and verbal communication skills Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit Passion for making a difference in education and impacting the future of global minds Perseverance and grit Adaptable to change Math, Science, Engineering, and/or Technology background


How To Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted directly: Preferences for interviews will be given to qualified candidates in the order applications are received. All final round candidates will be invited to the Pearson Leadership Development Program Hiring Summit in November. All rotation placements will be identified at this time.




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