Careers at Perlego

Perlego's ambition is to become the world’s online learning library, a single place where learners can instantly access all of the world’s academic content for less than the price of a single book.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Perlego

Perlego is a shining example of using entrepreneurship to solve real world problems by creating simple solutions to break down barriers of inequality. University fees and debt are already pricing many poorer households out of further education, but an even more pernicious cost is the soaring price of compulsory textbooks. Most students can't afford them, but Perlego gives unlimited access to all of the learning resources at a much fairer price. As well as a brilliant mission statement, Perlego are aiming to foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Stats we are proud of

  • 15mil

    users reached in the last year

  • 100%

    Gold ASPIRE rating for accessibility

  • 1mil

    books made affordable for learners

  • 80%

    of learners said we broadened their discovery and learning

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 115
  • 40
    % Female


  • 🏠 Flexible working

    We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to know what works best for them.

  • 🌍 Overseas working

    We are flexible if you wish to work remotely overseas for short-periods of time, as long as you remain a UK tax resident 🗺

  • 🧠 L&D Budget

    We value continuous learning, you will get £500 per year to spend on training of your choice

  • 🌱 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

  • 🌴 Work-Life Balance

    Everyone needs a break, so enjoy 30 days off (incl. bank holidays) + 1 additional day annual leave for every year of service (up to 35 days)

  • 🛐 Flexi Bank Holidays

    We understand that not everyone aligns to the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local countries bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days. E.g. you can switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

  • ❄️ Office Reset

    All employees an 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 🙂

  • 🏖 Sabbatical

    After three years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month unpaid sabbatical, and after five years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month paid sabbatical

  • 💛 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)

  • 🍏 Health & Wellbeing

    We want everyone to feel healthy and happy, so you get the choice of a wellbeing subsidy or private medical insurance via Vitality

  • 💭 Mental Health

    All employees also get access to a free counselling support service via Spill

  • 💸 Financial Wellbeing

    Track your financial goals and receive financial advice all via Mintago

  • 🚲 Cycle to Work Scheme

    We're committed to building a sustainable business, so we encourage cycling to work. Perlego will buy your bike of choice, which you'll pay back over 12 months

  • 🎉 Socials

    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

  • 🍼 Family time

    We believe family is really important; we offer new parents a competitive matched parental leave as well as phased return to work after 6 months leave.

  • 👼 Workplace Nursery Benefit

    We want to support working parents and carers, so we offer a workplace nursery benefit scheme, helping our employees potentially save thousands of £££ against the cost of nurseries each year