Andrew Scherer
Co-founder of graduate specialists BrighterBox and author of the definitive guide to internships, Brilliant Intern.

Will talk job-hunting tips, marketing, and (given half a chance) football/QPR.

Entries by Andrew Scherer

Get Up, Stand Out: How Grads Can Make Themselves Employable

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2013 | (16:36)

Last week the National Union of Students released a report titled 'The Modern Jobs Economy: trends in employment for study leavers'. Issued without fanfare or much attention, this publication offers considerable food for thought for students and graduates considering their first steps onto the career ladder. Addressing the...

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Youth Unemployment - The Lessons We've Failed to Learn

(10) Comments | Posted 17 March 2013 | (23:00)

A very happy National Apprenticeship Week to all the unemployed youth out there. Yes, apprenticeships, those one to four year placements where you stand to earn a staggering £2.65/hour, appear to be the government's best attempt at tackling the backlog of young people desperately seeking that elusive first step on...

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Wurst in Europe? How the UK Can Learn From German Internships

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2013 | (14:08)

It was with little surprise that I saw calls this week for the UK to be more like Germany when dealing with youth unemployment. The Work Foundation's report 'International Lessons: Youth Unemployment in the Global Context' highlights a number of measures in place in Germany (among other countries) which, in...

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Saying No to Nepotism

(8) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (12:01)

The news that O2 and Bauer Media were setting up "GoThinkBig", their new project to promote internships and entry-level opportunities, had me skipping all the way to work last week - albeit rather carefully as I am recovering from a recently dislocated shoulder. There were two reasons I felt particularly...

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A 'Good Internship' - Setting New Standards

(9) Comments | Posted 3 October 2012 | (16:17)

Uttering the word 'internship' in a public forum has become a red rag to a bull in recent years. It has become increasingly fashionable to bash internships in the media, and assume them to be exploitative and elitist. In fact, I often ready myself for battle when people ask me...

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