Work Placements

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

Frances Hutchinson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Hutchinson

JSA is my only source of income and my next appointment at the jobcentre was not until January. I spent all of Christmas and New Year not knowing my fate, wondering if I would soon be flat broke...

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.

How Good is an Idea?

James Dunn | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
James Dunn

A charity by graduates for graduates. I want every aspect of the whole charity to be done by recent graduates from its foundations to its day to day working. If I can help any graduate gain experience I will, whatever help I can give to stop people having to go through what I went through.

Enough Adrenaline - Time for a Better Prescription for Economic Health

Stephen Caddick | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Caddick

Universities must also do more in helping to shape the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow. The students I meet at UCL are more commercially-savvy than ever, with many chomping at the bit to start their own businesses.