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Perlego • Holborn, United Kingdom

Finance Operations Internship

Employment type:  Contract


A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Perlego 6 month Internship Programme 2024

Our mission is to make learning accessible to all, so to help us achieve that goal we launched an internship programme, opening up opportunities for people who dream big and want to change the world.

We’re open to a broad candidate pool - you might be someone looking for a total career change, returning to work after a break, a recent graduate or someone who just wants to dive into something new and make an impact.

What we’re looking for is someone who cares about our mission, wants to make a real impact on the world of education and has a strong commitment to learn about all things related to books, content usage and publishing.

What you’ll get:

Why should you choose Perlego? At Perlego we believe in the key role you will play to achieve our shared mission. You'll belong to a culture of dreamers, team players and avid learners with a flexible, value-based approach. Here, you can become your best self, and through your talent, make a real impact in the world of education.

What you’ll learn:

  • Trends driving the global education industry
  • How to juggle competing priorities in a rapidly scaling start-up
  • How to own and deliver complex projects
  • How to work in an Agile environment
  • How to drive change in business

What we do

At Perlego, there are 100 of us working hard to make education accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years, our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is twofold: 1) expand our support to students globally, and 2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

What we’re looking for

As a Finance Operations intern you will have the opportunity to get a comprehensive insight into different areas of our startup and take over strategic projects as well as operational tasks. This is a great opportunity to get to know a startup from different angles and work directly with senior leaders in their day-to-day business.

What you’ll do

  • Research of relevant topics: You will conduct detailed analyses of internal data to support strategic questions and decision-making
  • Project management: You will work on various important projects simultaneously that include multiple different stakeholders from both inside and outside the organisation
  • Presentations: You will directly support senior team members to prepare presentations, reports, and other documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be entrepreneurial: solutions driven, and capable of thinking outside of the box
  • Data Analysis: getting familiar with our tech stack (incl. Hubspot, Thoughtspot and Causal) to support with both ad-hoc analysis and new reports
  • Detailed Orientated: Digging into various internal data sources and helping prepare insights for the team provide to help drive the future success of the company


It’s perfect if you are:

  • Excited by working in a fast-paced start-up environment with constant change
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Excellent at organising, managing your time and keeping to deadlines
  • A natural “people person” — you love working with people, find it easy to warm to them, and are good at getting the best out of them
  • Are motivated to execute and own interesting projects, show exceptional analytical skills and a data-driven mindset
  • Pragmatic - You get stuff done without compromising quality
  • Experienced with the use of digital tools: G-suite, Slack, Google Sheets, data dashboards
  • Open to feedback and always looking to learn

Applications close Monday 24th June 2024

Start date 1st July 2024

For this role, to set you up for success and maximise your learning experience we would require you to come to our beautiful office in Holborn/Chancery Lane at least 2 days per week. 🌈

The internship will last 6 months and we are open to this role becoming permanent if everything goes well and if there is a strong business need for the role.

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.


🌈 Benefits include:


The salary available for this role is £25,000 (pro rata)

Why should you work at Perlego?

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Want to learn more about how we’re making learning accessible? Check out our latest impact report

🏠 Flexible

Hybrid set-up between our beautiful Holborn office and a bit of home working. As this is an intern role, we want to spend as much face-to-face time with you as possible so expect to spend most of your time in the office.

🧠 L&D Budget

We value continuous learning and you will have a personal L&D budget for online courses, subscriptions or books not on Perlego.

🌱 Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

Unlimited access to MoreHappi, an on-demand professional coaching platform to offer all employees access to unbiased and professional coaching opportunities.

🤓 Learning Time

All employees have dedicated Learning Time to focus on new skills, projects or interests that lay outside of their day-to-day job.

🌴 Work-Life Balance

Everyone needs a break, so you can enjoy 22 days (pro rata)

🛐 Flexi Bank Holidays

We understand that not everyone aligns with the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local country's bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days.

e.g. switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

❄️ Office Reset

All employees can also enjoy the days between Boxing Day and New Year off, to reset and refresh for the new year - this is additional to your annual leave 🙂

💛 Personal Days

Life happens and we want you to be able to use your annual leave for resting, relaxing or taking time out to do something you love!

We offer 1 additional day a year for life events (your wedding, relocation, moving house, or a child starting school).

🎉 Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.

👋 Belonging at Perlego:

🌈 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background.

❤️ We are actively building a diverse team, so we strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

📣 To enable an equitable experience for all and give you the best chance of success, if you have any specific requirements for any stage of the interview process, please let us know by emailing ben@perlego.com

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave – 14 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Enhanced paternity leave – 12 weeks full pay.
Adoption leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Shared parental leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 6 months per year
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – 10 days
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Hofy home office set up
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Perlego

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

1 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST

Funding levels

Series B

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023

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