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...
London Symphony Orchestra scraps unpaid internship scheme!

London Symphony Orchestra scraps unpaid internship scheme!

VICTORY FOR INTERNS AS PAID PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED INSTEAD One of the UK’s best known professional orchestras has dropped its unpaid internship scheme following complaints from interns’ rights campaigners. Critics of the London Symphony Orchestra’s...
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...
Zero-hours contracts give workers “choice” and “flexibility”, bosses claim

Zero-hours contracts give workers “choice” and “flexibility”, bosses claim

BUT CAMPAIGNERS INSIST THEY EXPLOIT VULNERABLE, LOW-PAID STAFF * UPDATE: 25 JUNE 2014 * Business secretary Vince Cable has today moved to ban ‘exclusivity’ clauses in zero-hours contracts, which have tied desperate workers to one employer, even when that...
Average graduate salary “between 11 and 80k”

Average graduate salary “between 11 and 80k”

MIND THE GRADUATE PAY GAP! VAST RANGE IN STARTING WAGES DEPENDS ON THE INDUSTRY YOU PICK There is an enormous gap between the highest and lowest graduate starting salaries, according to new research seen by Graduate Fog. While some lucky graduates walk straight into...
MP’s spokesman reacts angrily to questions about unpaid internships

MP’s spokesman reacts angrily to questions about unpaid internships

10-PARAGRAPH RANT CLAIMS “MEDIA JEOPARDY” FORCING MPs TO “SHY AWAY” FROM ADVERTISING UNPAID POSITIONS PUBLICLY * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * A spokesperson for the MP who has advertised eight unpaid internships has reacted angrily when challenged...
Does Beyonce really pay her interns in Pepsi and selfies?

Does Beyonce really pay her interns in Pepsi and selfies?

ADVERT ASKS APPLICANTS TO COMPILE OFFICIAL BLUE IVY BABY BOOK AND SCOUR INTERNET FOR UNFLATTERING PHOTOS AND REQUEST THEIR REMOVAL An advert has appeared in which the global superstar and multimillionaire Beyonce Knowles appears to be looking for unpaid summer...
Want to join the police? Pay £1,300 before you can even apply

Want to join the police? Pay £1,300 before you can even apply

AND FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE IF YOU DON’T GET THE JOB *GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE* Graduates considering joining the Metropolitan Police are being put off by the high cost of a compulsory new certificate they must have before they can even apply, Graduate Fog can...