Can’t afford to intern unpaid? Just pick up the phone and complain!

Can’t afford to intern unpaid? Just pick up the phone and complain!

POORER GRADUATES CAN NOW REPORT ADVERTS FOR UNPAID INTERNSHIPS AS GOVERNMENT FINALLY VOWS TO BACK YOUNG WORKERS Graduates who spot adverts for unpaid internships which appear to involve real work but pay less than the minimum wage can now report them to officials,...
BBC3 seeks job-hunting grads for new documentary

BBC3 seeks job-hunting grads for new documentary

BRIGHT AND ARTICULATE? WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY? The BBC is looking for job-seeking graduates to take part in a new documentary about the graduate jobs crisis. The producers have assured Graduate Fog that the programme – which will air on BBC3 – will not...
Employers paranoid they are on ‘intern hit list’ passed to officials

Employers paranoid they are on ‘intern hit list’ passed to officials

BIG BRANDS PANIC, FEARING INVESTIGATION, FINES AND PUBLIC SHAME Big brands that have been brazenly advertising unpaid internships – and the big job boards that carry these adverts – were feeling the heat today as a list of 100 big companies who have been...
Want to advertise an unpaid internship? Be quick – it’s about to become illegal

Want to advertise an unpaid internship? Be quick – it’s about to become illegal

SMALL CHANGE TO LAW WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT, SAYS LABOUR MP HAZEL BLEARS Advertising unpaid internships could become illegal from next year, under proposals being introduced into parliament today. Although unpaid internships themselves are already illegal, advertising...
We won! Tony Blair agrees to pay his interns

We won! Tony Blair agrees to pay his interns

PRESSURE FROM GRADUATE FOG LEADS FORMER PM TO CHANGE HIS POLICY ON PAYING YOUNG STAFF From today Tony Blair will pay all interns working in his profit-making businesses where they are doing placements of three months or more, his office has announced. The statement...