Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Attempts to put a stop to unpaid graduate internships

I was on design weekly website and came across an article on graduate internships and thought it was worth mentioning as its not long until we all graduate. Creative and cultural skills have proposed that a code of practice on graduate placements in the creative industries be introduced in a bid to end unpaid internships.

C&CS believe that its up to the employers to stamp out the practice of unpaid internships which are a huge factor in making creative industries hard to break into. What they propose is a code of practice for employers which could cover issues such as providing internships for a certain amount of time and paying graduates as much a possible. I am glad to see that there is someone now fighting the corner of graduates and I hope progress will be made to putting a stop to unpaid internships.

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