9 of the worst unpaid internships in Britain

9 of the worst unpaid internships in Britain

BUZZFEED PUBLISHES SHOCKING LIST Buzzfeed has published a list of the most shocking unpaid internships ever to have been advertised or run in Great Britain – including many examples originally uncovered by Graduate Fog. The shameful collection includes examples...
Traitor or victim? The graduate who says interns aren’t worth paying

Traitor or victim? The graduate who says interns aren’t worth paying

INEXPERIENCED WORKERS MUST “FACE THE CONSEQUENCES” OF TOO MUCH FUN AT UNI, SAYS YOUNG JOURNALIST A young journalist has sparked intense debate online after claiming many of her fellow graduates are not worth paying because they don’t have the skills...
Bank intern Moritz Erhardt died from epileptic seizure, says coroner

Bank intern Moritz Erhardt died from epileptic seizure, says coroner

FATIGUE COULD HAVE BEEN A TRIGGER – BUT NO CONCLUSIVE PROOF, EXPERT TELLS COURT An inquest has found that Moritz Erhardt, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern who was found dead in a shower at his London flat after working for 72 hours in a row, died of an...
Graduate Fog in today’s Guardian!

Graduate Fog in today’s Guardian!

FOUNDER TANYA DE GRUNWALD ON HOW INTERNS FOUND THEIR VOICE Graduate Fog founder Tanya de Grunwald has blasted employers who continue to hire interns and pay them less than the minimum wage, in an article she was commissioned to write for the Guardian. She praised the...
Average graduate salary plummets as half of graduates take low-skilled jobs

Average graduate salary plummets as half of graduates take low-skilled jobs

BUT WAGES DO RISE FASTER FOR THOSE WITH A DEGREE New figures show how almost half of all university leavers have taken non-graduate roles – and the true average graduate salary appears to be far lower than the £29,000 stated previously by statisticians...
At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

BOSSES PROMOTING WAGE-FREE ROLES TO BE WARNED BY HMRC *GRADUATE FOG MENTIONED TODAY ON SKY NEWS!* Officials are to send letters to 200 employers who have recently advertised unpaid internships, as part of the government’s battle to prove to young people that it...
Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

UNDER-TRAINED ADVISERS LEAVE YOUNG JOBSEEKERS “SHROUDED IN SHAME” Job centres for under-25s should be scrapped as they stigmatise and demoralise young people seeking work, and MP has said. At present, under-trained staff in the “high street holding...
Law internships are a “grim” trend, says top judge

Law internships are a “grim” trend, says top judge

NEED FOR UNPAID EXPERIENCE LOCKING POORER GRADUATES OUT OF THE PROFESSION Britain’s top female judge has warned that the growth of unpaid internships is a “grim” and “very gloomy” trend that is undermining efforts to improve diversity in...