Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships

Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships

MOVE SENDS STRONG SIGNAL TO STUBBORN INDUSTRY AND ARROGANT EMPLOYERS Looking for a paid media internship? Until now, they’ve been hard to find – but things may be about to change. One of the UK’s biggest websites for jobs in media, journalism and PR...
Pret a Manger internships are outrageous – but politics, media and fashion ones are fine? We’re confused

Pret a Manger internships are outrageous – but politics, media and fashion ones are fine? We’re confused

THE TOPSY-TURVY LOGIC OF PAYING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THEIR LABOUR An unpaid ‘work experience’ scheme by Pret a Manger was slammed at the weekend – the public backlash was so strong that the sandwich chain was forced to perform a U-turn and pledge that...
Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns?

Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns?

WHY MORE WAGE CHEATS COULD FACE PROSECUTION IN FUTURE There have been calls for firms that employ unpaid interns to be prosecuted, not just fined or told to reimburse workers’ missing pay. Speaking shortly after 350 firms – including Debenhams, Subway and...
Should I do an unpaid internship?

Should I do an unpaid internship?

THINKING ABOUT WORKING FOR FREE? READ THIS FIRST Unpaid internships are illegal and unfair. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to get your career started — and it’s hard to find paid, entry-level jobs. So, if you can find a way to fund...