“Milk and sugar?” Graduates spend 313 hours a year making tea for their colleagues

“Milk and sugar?” Graduates spend 313 hours a year making tea for their colleagues

IS YOUR EMPLOYER UNDER-USING YOUR SKILLS? Today’s university graduates are spending more time than ever making tea and coffee for their colleagues, with some spending nearly nine hours per week brewing up. Is this really the best use of the education and skills...
Are all unpaid interns really ‘rich’? Not in our experience

Are all unpaid interns really ‘rich’? Not in our experience

MOST ARE SKINT – AND INACCURATE STEREOTYPES OBSCURE THE TRUE VILLAINS IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET: THE EMPLOYERS WHO EXPLOIT YOUNG WORKERS According to much of the mainstream press, it’s a fact that you have to be ‘rich’ (or even...
A London internship will cost you £1,013 a month (to work for FREE)

A London internship will cost you £1,013 a month (to work for FREE)

NEW STATS REVEAL TRUE PRICE OF ‘EXPERIENCE’ * OOH! Our founder Tanya de Grunwald’s views on this story have been quoted by BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail and Channel 4 News! * Thinking of doing a London internship? It will cost you £1,013 a month (on rent...
Only one in 40 new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee

Only one in 40 new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee

1.3 MILLION PEOPLE STILL WANT MORE WORK THAN THEY CAN FIND. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? Only one in every 40 new jobs created since the recession is for a full-time employee – and many workers classed as ‘self-employed’ are only just scratching a living,...
Confidence coach seeks unpaid intern (Wow, that’ll be great for THEIR self-esteem!)

Confidence coach seeks unpaid intern (Wow, that’ll be great for THEIR self-esteem!)

GURU’S NINE-MONTH PR JOB PAYS EXPENSES ONLY * UPDATE! Annie Ashdown has just announced she WILL pay this intern if the role goes ahead. See Comments below this post * A confidence coach and author has posted an advert for a nine-month unpaid PR internship,...
WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

BUT GULF WIDENS BETWEEN WAGES OFFERED BY GOOD AND BAD EMPLOYERS The Living Wage has jumped to nearly £10 an hour in some parts of the UK, meaning that graduates working for ‘good’ employers are earning 41% more than those with the same skills who are...
Graduate payslips – where did all your money go?

Graduate payslips – where did all your money go?

DECODE THE NUMBERS – AND MAKE SURE YOUR BOSS’S SUMS ARE RIGHT By guest blogger Elizabeth Grey The long-awaited day is finally here: your first graduate wage packet has landed. After you’ve got used to seeing such a healthy looking bank balance and...
End unpaid internships by 2020? No, end them now

End unpaid internships by 2020? No, end them now

WE DEMAND URGENT ACTION IN FIGHT FOR FAIR PAY FOR YOUNG WORKERS Graduate Fog’s founder has insisted that interns’ fight for fair pay must be a priority – and that a recommendation that unpaid internships should be abolished by 2020 is an insult to...
Time is running out for firms still using unpaid interns

Time is running out for firms still using unpaid interns

SOCIAL MOBILITY WATCHDOG PUSHES FOR OUTRIGHT BAN ON WAGE-FREE PLACEMENTS An influential new report has loaded pressure on employers still using unpaid interns to end the practice immediately. Having unpaid young workers effectively doing real jobs is exploitative,...
Half of 20-24s still live with their parents. Do you?

Half of 20-24s still live with their parents. Do you?

“CLIPPED-WING GENERATION” CAN’T AFFORD TO MOVE OUT Almost half of Great Britain’s 20- to 24-year-olds are still living with their mum and dad, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. Are you one of them? Campbell Robb,...