In work – but still skint? Unemployment drops – but many new jobs pay poverty wages

In work – but still skint? Unemployment drops – but many new jobs pay poverty wages

MORE, BETTER-PAID JOBS ARE STILL DESPERATELY NEEDED, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG Despite a rise in employment, there is deep concern that wage growth is still too low – and more, better-paid jobs are essential if young workers are to feel the benefits of the...
Evening Standard defends unpaid internship prize as “a great opportunity”

Evening Standard defends unpaid internship prize as “a great opportunity”

WINNER CAN OPT OUT OF THE PLACEMENT IF THEY CAN’T AFFORD THE TIME, SAYS SPOKESPERSON The Evening Standard has dismissed concerns that the unpaid fashion internship ‘prize’ it advertised as part of a competition involving sister TV station London Live...
Tony Blair employee slammed for suggesting interns should be paid

Tony Blair employee slammed for suggesting interns should be paid

WEBSITE EDITOR TOLD HE “NEEDED TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARITY’S ETHOS” A former employee at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation has said that voicing his concerns about the number of unpaid interns working there “did not go down...
London Evening Standard under fire over unpaid fashion internship ‘prize’

London Evening Standard under fire over unpaid fashion internship ‘prize’

‘FASHION HAPPY’ COMPETITION ANGERS YOUNG JOBSEEKERS  The Evening Standard has angered young jobseekers by advertising a four-week unpaid fashion internship at its sister TV channel as a competition prize, using the hashtag #fashionhappy. The following...
Sorry, National Trust – but WTF is a “Cider and Apple Internship”?

Sorry, National Trust – but WTF is a “Cider and Apple Internship”?

A JUICY OPPORTUNITY – OR ROTTEN TO THE CORE? The National Trust has advertised for a ‘Cider and Apple Intern’ to ‘volunteer’ for a ‘suggested time commitment’ of 24 hours a week for three months, to help co-ordinate the apple...
Are exhausted Oxfam interns really ‘volunteers’?

Are exhausted Oxfam interns really ‘volunteers’?

GRADS WORK LATE-NIGHT BAR SHIFTS TO FUND UNPAID CHARITY PLACEMENTS * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * Interns are coming in to work at Oxfam exhausted after working multiple jobs — including late-night bar work and weekend shifts — in order to fund their unpaid...
BBC Scotland warned over unpaid runner roles at Glasgow 2014

BBC Scotland warned over unpaid runner roles at Glasgow 2014

“CHEERFUL, CAN-DO ATTITUDE” ESSENTIAL — BUT NO WAGE OFFERED * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * Has the BBC fluffed its renewed commitment to diversity already? BBC Scotland has been warned to stay within the law over multiple full-time, unpaid...
Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

WAGES FOR UNDER-30s DROP BY 11% – BUT UPBEAT GRADS SAY “WE DON’T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT” How rich (or poor) do you feel – and does it get you down? Or do you refuse to worry about it? Graduate Fog has noticed a wide range in attitudes from...
Is true diversity more than skin deep?

Is true diversity more than skin deep?

FIRMS MUST IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL CLASS MIX, NOT JUST ETHNIC AND GENDER In 2014, what does a truly diverse workforce look like? And is it even visible to the naked eye, from a company’s gallery of staff photos? In recent weeks, we’ve seen diversity hit the...
Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

A BIG FIB COULD MEAN TEN YEARS IN PRISON (YIKES!) – BUT WHAT ABOUT A LITTLE WHITE LIE? Job-hunting graduates have been shocked to learn that lying on their CV could land them in prison for up to ten years. Given the shortage of positions available for young...