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...
NOW magazine awards £750 in back pay to intern who DID do real work

NOW magazine awards £750 in back pay to intern who DID do real work

INTERN PACKED CLOTHES IN THE STOCKROOM AND TRAINED HER OWN REPLACEMENT An intern who worked at NOW magazine has been awarded £750 of back pay after signing up for our Justice for Interns campaign. IPC Media, the magazine’s publisher, admitted she had carried out...
Do you need a rich boyfriend to work in fashion?

Do you need a rich boyfriend to work in fashion?

IS ANYBODY EARNING ENOUGH TO PAY THEIR OWN RENT? As growing numbers of fashion-focussed graduates tell us they are working for years unpaid (yes, really), Graduate Fog wonders: is anybody earning a decent wage in this industry? Or is the truth that most people working...
Graduates to earn less than apprentices, says employment minister Chris Grayling

Graduates to earn less than apprentices, says employment minister Chris Grayling

SHOCKING NEW TRIAL SCHEME WILL SEE GRADUATES MAKE JUST £1.87 AN HOUR Job-seeking graduates living in London are to be forced to work for three months unpaid in order to keep their benefits, the government has announced. That means they will be toiling for less than...
Average graduate salary is now £29,000 (Er, on what planet?!)

Average graduate salary is now £29,000 (Er, on what planet?!)

NEW SURVEY SHOCKS VAST MAJORITY OF LOW-EARNING GRADUATES A new survey has shown that the average graduate salary is now £29,000 – leading Graduate Fog to ask where on earth the researchers found these high-rolling young people they polled. Most of the graduates...
Call that a graduate salary, Ma’am? The Queen pays just £6.41 an hour

Call that a graduate salary, Ma’am? The Queen pays just £6.41 an hour

BUCKINGHAM PALACE GRADUATE HR ROLE OFFERS JUST £12,500 PER YEAR, WELL BELOW THE LONDON LIVING WAGE An advert has been posted for a full-time, six-month graduate HR internship at Buckingham Palace, paying just £6.41 an hour, despite it requiring candidates to have...
Got a good degree? Great – now go and work in a shop

Got a good degree? Great – now go and work in a shop

A THIRD OF GRADUATES ARE DOING LOW-SKILLED JOBS, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS The number of recent graduates employed in low-skilled jobs — including retail assistants, cleaners, hotel porters and machine operatives — has hit a ten-year high, according to new...