Publisher Penguin Random House says job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.
The firm wants to have a more varied intake of staff and suggests there is no clear link between holding a degree and performance in a job. This announcement follows a series of financial companies dropping academic requirements for applicants.
Neil Morrison, human resources director, says they want talented staff “regardless of background”. “This is the starting point for our concerted action to make publishing far, far more inclusive than it has been to date,” says Mr Morrison.
Read more about this story on the BBC website: Penguin scraps degree requirement | BBC News