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Debate: Do you have a duty to report your unpaid internship? Debate: Do you have a duty to report your unpaid internship? • July 29, 2015 • 4 Comments

FOUND A JOB AFTER WORKING FOR FREE? DO YOUR BIT AND BLOW THE WHISTLE Being an unpaid intern sucks. But if you make it through the placement and finally land a proper, paid job…

Thanks Ikea! Furniture store shames fellow retailers by signing up to pay UK living wage Thanks Ikea! Furniture store shames fellow retailers by signing up to pay UK living wage • July 20, 2015 • 3 Comments

SWEDISH HOMES GIANT IS FIRST BIG SHOP TO PAY A WAGE WORKERS CAN ACTUALLY LIVE ON Ikea has become the first major UK retailer to sign up to the Living Wage campaign, in a “breakthrough” move that…

Looking for a graduate job? Check your attitude, say employers Looking for a graduate job? Check your attitude, say employers • July 15, 2015 • 4 Comments

A QUARTER OF EMPLOYERS UNIMPRESSED BY YOUR WORK ETHIC – BUT IS CRITICISM FAIR? Graduate employers have challenged young jobseekers’ assumptions by insisting that their attitude towards work is…

New compulsory living wage announced – but you won’t get it until your 25th birthday New compulsory living wage announced – but you won’t get it until your 25th birthday • July 8, 2015 • 8 Comments

CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCES BOOST TO PAY – BUT UNDER-25s EXCLUDED (FOR NO APPARENT REASON) George Osborne has just announced the introduction of a new compulsory living wage of £7.20, but…

Smart graduates should ditch London and head north for a better life, says new study Smart graduates should ditch London and head north for a better life, says new study • July 8, 2015 • 3 Comments

MANCHESTER, LEEDS AND NEWCASTLE OFFER GOOD JOBS AND CHEAPER LIVING Thinking of heading to London now you’ve graduated? Graduates looking for somewhere to live and work might be smarter…

Mind the graduate pay gap! Men make £2,000 more than women in first job after uni Mind the graduate pay gap! Men make £2,000 more than women in first job after uni • July 2, 2015 • 1 Comment

TWO GRAND GENDER PAY GAP STARTS STRAIGHT AFTER UNI The average graduate salary for male graduates is £2,000 more than for female graduates in their first job…

‘Mum, find me an internship?’ Parents go online to trade work placements for their kids on new website myInternSwap ‘Mum, find me an internship?’ Parents go online to trade work placements for their kids on new website myInternSwap • June 23, 2015 • No Comments

GAIN EXPERIENCE AT THE BBC, TED BAKER OR OXFAM – BUT ONLY IF YOUR PARENTS CAN MATCH THE OFFER Middle class parents are going online to trade valuable internships in sought-after…

Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies • June 18, 2015 • 10 Comments

BIG EMPLOYERS REPORT HUNDREDS OF SPARE PLACES… WHILE THOUSANDS OF GRADUATES ARE UNDER-EMPLOYED IN SHOPS AND CALL CENTRES Two thirds of the UK’s biggest graduate employers say they are struggling to fill their…

Can’t find a graduate job? Perhaps you’re just not posh enough Can’t find a graduate job? Perhaps you’re just not posh enough • June 15, 2015 • 5 Comments

IT’S OFFICIAL: TOP FIRMS FAVOUR ‘POLISHED’ APPLICANTS FROM PRIVILEGED BACKGROUND (EVEN IF THEY’RE LESS CLEVER) S The UK’s top employers have been slammed for sidelining the UK’s bright working-class applicants in favour of more privileged, “polished” candidates – who

How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job? How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job? • June 9, 2015 • 25 Comments

SICK OF WORKING FOR FREE? GET TOUGH – OR GET OUT OF THERE Working for free – and running out of cash, fast? You’re not alone. In a graduate job market as tough as today’s…

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