Sacked! Drug company dumps marketing firm that targeted interns for clinical trials

Sacked! Drug company dumps marketing firm that targeted interns for clinical trials

GSK ADMITS AGENCY’S CRASS APPROACH TO THIS WEBSITE WAS “UNACCEPTABLE” * OOH! STORY PICKED UP IN THE OBSERVER! * The marketing firm that asked us to publish a post urging cash-strapped graduates and unpaid interns to consider clinical trials as a...
Living with your parents or in a crummy flat share?

Living with your parents or in a crummy flat share?

HOUSING CAMPAIGNERS LAUNCH NEW RENTERS’ MANIFESTO Can’t afford to move out of your parents’ place – or sharing an overpriced, grubby, private rental shoebox? Good news – the voices of cash-strapped graduates still living with their...
Unpaid interns targeted for clinical trials

Unpaid interns targeted for clinical trials

TESTING DRUGS “COULD BE YOUR SOLUTION” TO GRADUATE MONEY WORRIES, SAYS DRUG FIRM REP * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * UPDATE, SUNDAY 22 JUNE: GSK SACKS AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS INCIDENT Cash-strapped graduates and unpaid interns are being targeted for...
Young jobseeker who committed suicide felt “demoralised” by visits to job centre

Young jobseeker who committed suicide felt “demoralised” by visits to job centre

MARTIN HADFIELD DIED 24 HOURS AFTER LAST APPOINTMENT *Thinking dark thoughts? We promise you’re not alone — and there is help available. Please contact PAPYRUS or the Samaritans now. Suicide is always a tragic waste and it’s never the solution to...
The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

ROCK-BOTTOM PAY FOR 5 MILLION WORKERS “CAN’T CARRY ON”, INSISTS ED MILIBAND Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans to increase the UK’s national minimum wage to a level closer to the country’s average income, if his party wins the...
Low graduate salary? Chances are, your parents are poor too

Low graduate salary? Chances are, your parents are poor too

YOUNG PEOPLE’S INCOMES ARE STILL TOO DEPENDENT ON MUM AND DAD’S WEALTH, SAYS NEW REPORT The UK’s poor track record of social mobility means that young people’s life chances are too dependent on their parents’ income, rather than their own...
Graduates on JSA forced to accept zero-hours contracts

Graduates on JSA forced to accept zero-hours contracts

YOUNG JOBSEEKERS WHO REFUSE COULD LOSE BENEFITS FOR THREE MONTHS OR MORE Young jobseekers – including graduates – face losing their benefits if they refuse to take zero-hours contract roles, under new plans being drawn up by the government. Those who turn...
Official jobs website faces axe as it emerges a FIFTH of its ads are dodgy

Official jobs website faces axe as it emerges a FIFTH of its ads are dodgy

120,000 FAKE OR DUPLICATE POSITIONS REMOVED FROM UNIVERSAL JOBSMATCH In the last 18 months, tens of thousands of jobseekers – including graduates – have been told they must sign up to Universal Jobsmatch to find work, or risk losing their benefits. But now...
Are you over-qualified for the job you’re doing?

Are you over-qualified for the job you’re doing?

SKILLS MISMATCH MEANS 30% OF WORKERS ARE OVER-EDUCATED FOR THEIR ROLE Nearly a third of the UK’s workforce is over-qualified for the position they are currently in, thanks to a massive miscalculation on the part of policy-makers and economists in the last few...
“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

LOWEST PAID WORKERS LOOK SET TO EARN 3% MORE There is good news for graduates earning the national minimum wage – Britain’s business leaders have announced they are backing a proposed 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission. The bad news?...