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...
Can’t afford to intern unpaid? How to compete with graduates who can

Can’t afford to intern unpaid? How to compete with graduates who can

YES, YOU CAN GET A GRADUATE JOB WITHOUT WORKING FOR FREE FIRST Despairing because you can’t afford to work for free? Convinced that the best graduate jobs always go to graduates who can afford to do months of unpaid internships? Stop! There IS a way you can...
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...