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,...
Quit making excuses and pay your interns! Our response to THAT BrokeinLondon.com advert

Quit making excuses and pay your interns! Our response to THAT BrokeinLondon.com advert

NO WAGES, NO OFFICE AND NO PROFIT – ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE RUNNING A BUSINESS, GUYS? At Graduate Fog, we see a lot of adverts for unpaid internships. They all make our blood boil – that’s why we’ve named and shamed dozens of employers in the...
Website that attacked Lena Dunham has no right to preach on unpaid work

Website that attacked Lena Dunham has no right to preach on unpaid work

GAWKER FORGETS TO MENTION OWN LAWSUIT FROM FORMER INTERNS Writer and actress Lena Dunham’s has said that all performers on her new book tour will be paid, following an online backlash against initial plans for comedians, singers and musicians to showcase their...
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,...
Top actor slams ‘intern culture’ pricing young people out of the arts

Top actor slams ‘intern culture’ pricing young people out of the arts

“TOO MANY ARE NOT BEING PAID”, SAYS DAVID MORRISSEY Struggling to break into the creative industries because you can’t afford to work for free? At last, we have some good news: one of Britain’s most respected actors is championing your cause....
Interns! What is the rudest thing an employer has ever said to you?

Interns! What is the rudest thing an employer has ever said to you?

ONLY ‘MEDIOCRE’ GRADUATES WOULD QUESTION THE VALUE OF UNPAID INTERNSHIPS, SAYS EDINBURGH BOSS Do some bosses feel it’s their human right to hire unpaid staff? Like many people, we were shocked by the story about Casa Morada, the Edinburgh interior...
Christian Dior ‘reception internship’ should pay £22-28k – not minimum wage, expert say

Christian Dior ‘reception internship’ should pay £22-28k – not minimum wage, expert say

FASHION BRAND OFFERS HALF THE GOING RATE FOR POSITION DESCRIBED * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * A minimum wage ‘reception internship’ advertised by a luxury fashion brand should have paid £22-28,000, according to recruitment experts. Suspicions are growing that...
In work – but still skint? Unemployment drops – but many new jobs pay poverty wages

In work – but still skint? Unemployment drops – but many new jobs pay poverty wages

MORE, BETTER-PAID JOBS ARE STILL DESPERATELY NEEDED, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG Despite a rise in employment, there is deep concern that wage growth is still too low – and more, better-paid jobs are essential if young workers are to feel the benefits of the...
BBC Scotland warned over unpaid runner roles at Glasgow 2014

BBC Scotland warned over unpaid runner roles at Glasgow 2014

“CHEERFUL, CAN-DO ATTITUDE” ESSENTIAL — BUT NO WAGE OFFERED * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * Has the BBC fluffed its renewed commitment to diversity already? BBC Scotland has been warned to stay within the law over multiple full-time, unpaid...
Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

WAGES FOR UNDER-30s DROP BY 11% – BUT UPBEAT GRADS SAY “WE DON’T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT” How rich (or poor) do you feel – and does it get you down? Or do you refuse to worry about it? Graduate Fog has noticed a wide range in attitudes from...