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Graduate Fog’s exclusive investigations are regularly picked up by the mainstream media. Here’s who’s been writing about us recently…

The Sun logoThe Sun
Fatcat companies slammed for offering unpaid jobs disguised as work experience
23 April 2017

Observer logoObserver
Pret a Manger agrees to pay thousands of work experience teenagers after online outcry
26 March 2017

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard
Pret a Manger vows to pay interns after backlash over ‘exploitative’ work experience plan
25 March 2017

Telegraph logoTelegraph
Pret climbs down on ‘sandwiches in exchange for work’ scheme and promises to pay teenage interns

25 March 2017

The Guardian logoGuardian
Pret a Manger looks to UK’s teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis
25 March 2017

Save the student logoSave The Student
Asda to offer staff a big pay rise – but there is a catch
14 March 2017

The Guardian logoGuardian
Are you rich enough to bid for a City AM internship?
30 November 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Tories failing to deal with unpaid internships, say campaigners
6 November 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Ban on unpaid internships being considered, says employment minister
30 October 2016

Buzzfeed logoBuzzFeed
Company Awarded £2 Million Of Public Money To Run Jobs Website “No One Has Heard Of” Goes Into Liquidation
20 October 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Heat magazine in hot water over work experience placement
13 October 2016

BBC News logoBBC
Work experience – or just work? Magazine feels the Heat over unpaid placement
12 October 2016

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Any chance of a job at HSBC? Go on, my son
11 October 2016

mailonline logoDaily Mail
Big Issue founder Lord Bird apologises after advertising UNPAID ‘anti-poverty research’ internship
13 September 2016

BBC News logoBBC
Bird’s about turn: Big Issue founder apologises over unpaid internship advert
13 September 2016

Third sector logoThird Sector
National Trust accused of exploiting interns
13 June 2016

mailonline logoDaily Mail
National Trust accused of exploiting young people and damaging social mobility by hiring unpaid interns
12 June 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
National Trust criticised for using unpaid interns to do admin jobs
11 June 2016

Times logoThe Times
National Trust is ‘exploiting’ young with unpaid roles
11 June 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Trump summer internship asks for $100,000 on charity auction website
22 April 2016

Independent logoIndependent
Donald Trump auctions off 10-week internship in New York for $100,000
21 April 2016

Telegraph logoDaily Telegraph
Want to intern for Donald Trump? It will cost you $100,000
21 April 2016

Buzzfeed logoBuzzFeed
A government website was advertising jobs that pay less than the national living wage
19 April 2016

The Tab LogoThe Tab
A government jobs website was advertising roles that pay below the national living wage
19 April 2016

Independent logoIndependent
Government graduate jobs website removes vacancies that ‘did not meet National Living Wage requirements’
19 April 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Millennials at work: five stereotypes and why they are (mostly) wrong
15 March 2016

The Guardian logoGuardian
Magazine publisher wants editor to live within half an hour of Mayfair
4 March 2016

Independent logoIndependent
Manchester United accused of “paying poverty wages” to graduates
8 February 2016

HR mag logoHR Magazine
Employers, want to attract great graduates in 2016? Here’s how
29 January 2016

Mail Online logoMailOnline
Labour’s shadow equalities minister shamed after advertising for an unpaid intern
19 January 2016

The Sun logoThe Sun
Astonishing” – Shadow Equality Minister Kate Osamor criticised for unpaid internship advert
19 January 2016

BBC News logoBBC News
Labour shadow equality minister Kate Osamor admits unpaid intern “mistake”
19 January 2016

International Business TimesInternational Business Times
Labour shadow equalities minister Kate Osamor accused of hypocrisy for unpaid intern ad
19 January 2016

Independent logoIndependent
Graduate defends ZSL London Zoo’s controversial job vacancy which looked for ‘unpaid intern with a Masters degree’
11 November 2015

Metro logoMetro
London Zoo advertises job vacancy seeking ‘unpaid intern with a Masters degree’
10 November 2015

Independent logoIndependent
ZSL London Zoo under fire for advertising job vacancy seeking ‘unpaid intern with a Masters degree’
9 November 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
London Zoo advertises for graduate to help run global project unpaid
9 November 2015

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Graduate wanted to run London Zoo’s conservation project for no pay
9 November 2015

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Grant Thornton’s Sacha Romanovitch in bid to give grads a break * NEW SPONSOR! *
22 September 2015, City Spy

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Southeastern trains ‘exploiting young Londoners with low-paid customer services apprenticeship’
28 August 2015

Private Eye logoPrivate Eye * STAR STORY! *
Frocky Horror: Dame Vivienne Westwood challenged over unpaid interns
19 August 2015

New Zealand Herald logoNew Zealand Herald
Mother of Kiwi living in a tent: ‘It was good to hear from him’
13 August 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Unpaid UN intern who had to sleep in a tent quits after media uproar
12 August 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Of course internship swapping is dodgy. But then so is working for free
26 June 2015, Zoe Williams’ column

The Guardian logoGuardian * STAR STORY! *
BBC staff broke rules with internship swaps
24 June 2015

mailonline logoMailOnline
BBC staff broke rules after they ‘traded internships for teenagers with other leading companies who could help their own children’
24 June 2015

Daily Express logoExpress
BBC blasted after employee ‘offered work experience in exchange for favour to their child’
23 June 2015

Independent logoIndependent * STAR STORY! *
MyInternSwap: Work experience listings website criticised for ‘locking out’ the less privileged
23 June 2015

Dazed logoDazed
Does this internship website just cater for the elite?
23 June 2015

Buzzfeed logoBuzzFeed
BBC Staff Are Handing Out Work Experience To Anyone Who Gives Their Kids An Internship
23 June 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Work experience swap site ‘locks out less privileged pupils’
23 June 2015

YOU mag logoYOU Magazine (Mail on Sunday)
13 Internships and Still No Job: Meet the Eternal Intern
21 June 2015

Observer logoObserver * STAR STORY! *
Interns ‘forced to wait months’ for minimum wage inquiries
6 June 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Opposition mounts to BBC2’s ‘hardest Grafter’ reality show
2 June 2015

BBC News logoBBC News *STAR STORY!*
Petition grows against BBC’s Britain’s Hardest Grafter show
1 June 2015

Buzzfeed logoBuzzFeed
The People Behind The Controversial BBC “Hunger Games” Show Deny It’s Exploitative
29 May 2015

Radio TimesRadio Times
Why is a new BBC reality show being called “the real Hunger Games”?
29 May 2015

Newsweek logoNewsweek
New reality show pits those living below the poverty line against one another ‘Hunger Games’-style
28 May 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
BBC defends reality show involving poor, dubbed ‘Hunger Games’
28 May 2015

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald
BBC show where poor compete for cash feels like ‘Hunger Games’
28 May 2015

Independent logoIndependent
Britain’s Hardest Grafter: Petition set up as Twitter reacts to BBC ‘property porn’ series pitting low-paid workers against each other
28 May 2015

Daily Express logoDaily Express
Benefits Street meets Hunger Games in new BBC show Britain’s Hardest Grafter
28 May 2015

Telegraph logoDaily Telegraph
Outrage as BBC creates a new show dubbed as the ‘Working Class Hunger Games’
28 May 2015

Cosmo logoCosmopolitan
This new TV show is essentially The Hunger Games and it feels wrong
28 May 2015

ViceVICE
Why the outrage about Britain’s Hardest Grafter is misplaced bullshit
28 May 2015

Huffington Post logoHuffington Post
BBC2 is putting on a show pitting jobless youths against each other to compete for cash prizes
28 May 2015

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BBC defends ‘Hunger Games’-style social experiment
28 May 2015

JezebelJezebel
UK reality show challenges nation’s poor to battle for a year’s wage
27 May 2015

mailonline logoMailOnline
A new low for the BBC? Bosses creating show which pitches jobless workers against each other to win £15,000
27 May 2015

Independent logoIndependent *STAR STORY!*
BBC to pit low-paid against each other in Hunger Games-style show to find Britain’s Hardest Grafter
27 May 2015

Sunday Times logoSunday Times
The hard work of landing a job starts here
19 April 2015

Career Builder logoCareer Builder
How to survive your first week as an intern
5 March 2015

Guido Fawkes logoGuido Fawkes
Tories in ‘Economic plan’ row with campaigners
20 February 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Newspaper group plans to charge students to write for its titles
10 February 2015

Independent logoIndependent
Want a career in Hollywood? Buy yourself an internship with Harvey Weinstein’s firm for £16,000
4 February 2015

RawStory logoRaw Story
Harvey Weinstein’s company auctions off an internship for $25,000
3 February 2015

The Guardian logoGuardian
Harvey Weinstein’s company auctions off an internship for $25,000
3 Febuary 2015, Roy Greenslade’s media blog

Debrief logoThe Debrief
So job offers are getting rejected by graduates – what does this actually mean?
28 January 2015

Cosmo logoCosmopolitan
There’s a company charging unpaid interns £300 for a REFERENCE
12 January 2015

Debrief logoThe Debrief
Think your internship is bad? Imagine paying £300 for a reference
12 January 2015

Huffington Post logoHuffington Post
ThinkTank Civitatis International charges interns £300 if they want a job reference
12 January 2015

Observer logoObserver
Unpaid interns charged £300 for a job reference by thinktank
11 January 2015

Private Eye logoPrivate Eye
Did the Evening Standard forget its own internship ‘horror stories’?
Street of Shame, 27 November 2014

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Rosamund Urwin: £926 a month – the cost of being an unpaid intern
13 November 2014

Debrief logoThe Debrief
So unpaid internships cost you £900 a month. But there is a solution
12 November 2014

Channel 4 News logoChannel 4 News
Are unpaid interns living in the ‘wild west’ of free labour?
12 November 2014

mailonline logoDaily Mail
Poorer graduates shut out from desirable London workplaces as interns pay £926 a month to work for nothing in the capital
12 November 2014

Buzzfeed logoBuzzFeed
If you want to do an unpaid internship in London, it will cost you £6,000
12 November 2014

Cosmo logoCosmopolitan
Will unpaid internships FINALLY be made illegal?
16 October 2014

Evening Standard logoEvening Standard
Website offering advice on how to live in London on a tight budget faces backlash for advertising for unpaid interns
7 October 2014

Huffington Post logoHuffington Post
Company under fire after offering six month unpaid internships totalling nearly 5,500 hours of work
10 September 2014

Huffington Post logoHuffington Post
Christian Dior advertises six-month ‘reception intern’ who must have English as first language
29 August 2014

The Guardian logoGuardian
Standard attacked for offering London Live unpaid internship as prize
1 August 2014, Roy Greenslade’s blog

FT logoFinancial Times
Businesses flout law on paying interns for ‘valuable tasks’
23 July 2014

Telegraph logoTelegraph
Are unpaid internships damaging your career propects?
9 July 2014

Observer logoObserver
Lib Dem MP John Leech faces HMRC investigation over unpaid internships
5 July 2014

Debrief logoDebrief
It looks like we all get a three-year itch with our careers
1 July 2014

Wall Street Journal logoWall Street Journal
Glaxo dumps firm for preying on college grads for clinical trials
23 June 2014

Observer logoObserver * STAR STORY! *
GlaxoSmithKline sorry for drugs trial pitch to unpaid interns
22 June 2014

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