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A major victory in ensuring interns are paid fairly was won in the last year with more than 26,000 workers sharing £4m in payments after a crackdown by HMRC.
Nine leading British companies, including Arcadia Group, have been hit with nearly £200
Agencies which screen internship applicants for companies are on the rise, according to The Economist, but is this a good thing?
With more people than ever searching for vital internships that could potentially lead to employment, agencies such as
Unpaid internships are the hot employment topic right now, with companies using students and graduates for unpaid work coming under increasing criticism.
But research conducted by theBigChoice.com shows that students see them as part of getting ca
Recently our friends over at Graduate Fog have been criticising universities for advertising unpaid internships such as the Tottenham Hotspur position promoted by the University of Sussex.
The official body for university careers advisors’ AGCAS
A government scheme that requires people on jobseekers’ allowance to undertake unpaid work experience placements in big companies such as Tesco and Primark, or risk losing their benefits, has been accused of amounting to ‘forced labour’.
Many of today’s youth are suffering from unemployment and difficulty in securing their first job and their attempt to gaining access and placing their ‘foot in the door’ for that ‘oh so important’ desirable career.
The need to gain varie
Unpaid internships are the hot employment issue at the moment, with much criticism being heaped on companies using young people as unpaid, full-time staff. But what do those being ‘exploited’ think about the situation? We asked current students a
In response to research showing that 43% of all internships are unpaid with a massive 70% of undergraduate taking some sort of work experience in the UK, the Year Out Group are suggesting overseas alternatives.
They say that in light of the resear
The latest figures show that 43% of students who undertook an internship between 2006 and 2010 were not paid for their work.
Prospects asked 22,000 UK graduates over that period finding that 70% them had undertaken some form of work experience.