UK Interns

London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting...

Interns At Twitter And Facebook Make A Crazy Amount Of Money

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

The campaign to pay interns a liveable wage is gaining momentum in the UK, but one place it doesn't appear to be required is in Silicon Valley where -...

Composing a Career - Work Placements in the Music Industry

Mark Featherstone-Witty | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Featherstone-Witty

It was announced recently that HMRC plans to crack down heavily on music companies found to be exploiting interns. While on the surface this sounds like good news, it could in fact create problems for some young people looking to gain experience in this industry.

To Pay Interns in Parliament, We Must Change Attitudes on Expenses

Bart Williams | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bart Williams

Unpaid internships, especially those in Westminster, have been the focus of much attention over recent years. The image of MPs enjoying huge expenses allowances while their office interns sweat it out for their lunch is one banded around by some areas of the media and campaign groups alike.

'Dummies' Guide For Tory MPs On How Not To Get Caught Exploiting Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tory MPs have received a "dummies guide" for employing interns to ensure they can avoid "hostile questioning" over not paying the national minimum wag...

Das Praktikum vs. the Internship: Lessons From Germany

Nick de Taranto | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nick de Taranto

Germany today is the European exemplar to which the UK commentariat regularly doffs its cap. The British right admires its robust and competitive economy and the left applauds its ability to square late capitalism with residues of social democracy.

Lucy Sherriff

JOY Withdraws Six To Twelve Month Unpaid Internship Position

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A high street fashion retailer has withdrawn a six-month unpaid internship but has been dubbed "arrogant" after not apologising. JOY removed the ad...

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MP Advertises For 3-12 Months Unpaid Intern, No Expenses Paid

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Liberal Democrat MP is advertising an unpaid internship for up to 12 months despite the party's campaign to pay interns the national minimum wage. ...

Rise in Living Wage Highlights Need for Fair Wage in the Arts

Pauline Tambling | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pauline Tambling

It is vital to nurture the skills of our up and coming talent to maintain our world-class reputation in the arts. The arts industry must stamp out this practice to afford opportunities for the brightest and best young people and to invest in the skills of the next generation.

HMRC To Investigate Intern Pay

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Businesses advertising for interns are to be investigated by the government who will check whether the companies are paying the correct minimum wage. ...

European Parliament Calls for New Rules to Stop Employers Exploiting Young Trainees

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

They are meant to give young people a taste of work, but traineeship are fast becoming a necessary, if poorly rewarded, precondition to launching their careers. Work placements are often abused as a form of cheap labour, with youngsters being given no training and little or no pay and sometimes being given simple, menial tasks like photocopying and making tea that do not make use of their skills and education. The European Parliament has now called for an end to this exploitation.

Dead Intern Was 'About To Be Offered Dream Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

The young bank intern who died after working an alleged 72 hours in a row was about to be offered his dream job, according to reports. Moritz Erhar...

Merrill Lynch Interns Keep Working, Despite Offer To Quit Early

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Bank of America Merrill Lynch interns have decided to keep working in their placements rather than leave early, after the death of 21-year old intern ...

21-Year Old Bank Intern Dies 'From Overwork'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Moritz Erhardt, a student who had been working as an intern at Bank of America's investment wing Merrill Lynch in London, was found dead on Thursday a...

An Aspiration Nation: Improving the Employability of Our Young People

Alice Barnard | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Barnard

This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released some encouraging news about the state of employment in the UK - youth employment is on the up. However, nearly a million 16-24 year olds are still left without work. For many young people, this is a desperate situation. Any length of time with little or no work is an extremely difficult cycle to break.

The Bag Says It All...

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"Pay your interns" bags, which are the latest effort in the campaign to encourage employers to pay their interns, have proved a huge hit among student...

Higher Business Confidence is Good for Us Soon-to-be-Grads

Natasha Clark | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

If business confidence is up across the board, then it may mean more companies are likely to take on roles like this for interns in the future. Confidence is key, both for the economy to grow, and for graduates to believe they can get into the workplace.

Let's Get Our House in Order

Hazel Blears | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
Hazel Blears

Internships offer a chance for a young person to demonstrate their ability and suitability to an employer over a set period of time, usually at least three months. They apply hoping that if they do well there could be a permanent job for them at the end of that period. But many of these internships are unpaid. It is estimated that 92% of arts internships and 76% of PR internships are unpaid... That is really damaging for people from less well off backgrounds when internships have become a pre-requisite for graduates looking to access some professions.

How Much Do Interns At US Tech Companies Make?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Tech

Being an intern typically involves long hours, low pay, prolific tea-making and just maybe a job at the end - but not if you work for a tech giant. ...

James Caan Is Right - But For Different Reasons

Harry Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Freedman

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, James Caan, the Government's new Social Mobility Tsar says that parents should not help their children to get a job. Instead they should encourage kids to make their own way. The reason he gives is that when parents hold back they help their children to develop. I agree, but for a different reason.

The Value of Work Experience for Students

Dounia Amraoui | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dounia Amraoui

Remember that work experience will give you the chance to develop your existing skills and gain new ones. You will develop self-confidence and learn how to work in different environments.

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

Andrew Scherer | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

At a time when a third of the working age population have a minimum of a graduate degree, students reading the NUS report are justifiably concerned as to how they can better position themselves to secure their dream job.

Ridiculous Things You Did As An Intern

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As being an intern is fast becoming a rite of passage and having to do ridiculously menial tasks is part and parcel of said "internship", we've decide...

Youth Unemployment - The Lessons We've Failed to Learn

Andrew Scherer | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The manner in which the government is seeking to introduce apprenticeships serves only to polarise the debate, ensuring that young people are either classified as 'apprenticeship' material, or are left to join the ranks of thousands of graduates competing for the grossly limited number of entry-level jobs.

Best UK Internships Announced

Mike Hill | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Hill

This year the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards celebrate their 10th anniversary.