This internship advert sums up everything that’s wrong with the graduate job market

This internship advert sums up everything that’s wrong with the graduate job market

JUMP THROUGH HOOPS, EARN PENNIES, THEN ORGANISE YOUR OWN LEAVING PARTY (IT WILL “TURBO CHARGE” YOUR CAREER, APPARENTLY) UPDATE: We have friends in high places! PR guru Mark Borkowski has just tweeted that this advert is “not a good look” for...
Graduates are too willing to work for free (says boss who hired unpaid interns herself)

Graduates are too willing to work for free (says boss who hired unpaid interns herself)

YOUNG WORKERS SHOULD SIMPLY ‘REJECT’ UNPAID INTERNSHIPS Graduates are too willing to work for free and should simply “reject” unpaid internships, a PR agency boss has said. She also implied that graduates who don’t “value their...
Tell us again… WHY don’t under-25s get the new national living wage?

Tell us again… WHY don’t under-25s get the new national living wage?

YOU CAN VOTE AND JOIN THE ARMY – BUT YOU DON’T DESERVE ‘GROWN UP’ WAGES UNTIL YOUR 25TH BIRTHDAY. WHAT’S THAT ABOUT? Around 1.3 million workers will enjoy a historic pay boost from today, as the government’s new National Living Wage...
Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

UNDER-25s ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF LATEST RISE A new boom  in the number of people depending on a zero-hours contract for their main job has hit young workers hardest, according to new research. This includes many graduates doing “stop-gap” jobs –...
Graduate unfair dismissal: Young workers are “disposable” now bosses can sack without reason, say job experts

Graduate unfair dismissal: Young workers are “disposable” now bosses can sack without reason, say job experts

HAS CHANGE TO LAW GIVEN EMPLOYERS TOO MUCH POWER? Recent graduates are among the first casualties of a change in law that has made it too easy for bosses to sack their workers without good reason, effectively making them “disposable” and “vulnerable...