A recent poll found that the average full-time employee works for 47 hours a week, yet only devotes 19 minutes to reading.

These figures go against everything we stand for. At Multiverse, we believe in the importance of continuing to develop and learn throughout the career journey – and reading is a huge part of this.

With this in mind, we’re delighted to announce that Blinkist are joining us as our latest community partners. This new linkup will give Multiverse apprentices access to high-powered insights from over 4,500 must-read nonfiction books.

Condensed wisdom

Founded in 2013, Blinkist gives its users “more knowledge in less time” by condensing nonfiction books into 15-minute formats delivered via both audio and text. According to a recent survey by the company, 95% of Blinkist users read significantly more after signing up for the service.

Through this illuminating partnership, our apprentices will get a free access window to Blinkist’s huge library of thought-provoking books and podcasts. The library covers 27 different categories, ranging from self-improvement, leadership and entrepreneurship to parenting and sex and relationships. It’s a living library too, with 70 new titles added to the app every single week.

Multiverse founder and CEO, Euan Blair, said: “We're driven by transforming the way education works, and so partnering with Blinkist is a natural evolution. Our apprentice community benefit from a vast network of fellow apprentices, mentoring opportunities, world-class events - and now they can access the knowledge from over 4,500 of the world's most important non-fiction titles.”

Blinkist founder and CEO said: “At Blinkist, we’re dedicated to helping people to learn and grow so this partnership with Multiverse—a platform committed to upskilling—is especially exciting as it is really in tune with our purpose. We’re delighted we can accompany the Multiverse apprentices on their learning journeys. They can find big ideas on Blinkist to help them solve challenges, make decisions, and generally expand their minds and their understanding of the world. We’re looking forward to seeing them thrive in their apprenticeships with Blinkist in their back pocket!”

Building something new

Committed to lifelong learning, we’re tearing down a broken system and building something new. But we can’t do it alone. That’s why partnering with companies like Blinkist, Tortoise Media and Perlego is so important to our mission. Like us, these disruptors are driven by helping people build their knowledge, broaden their horizons, and realise their potential.

Together, we can continue to give our apprentices all the resources they need to thrive – and help create a world where success is determined by talent and effort, not background.