Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt has been pilloried by campaigners after advertising for unpaid interns.
The culture secretary was found to be advertising for multiple "constituency interns", offering to pay travel expenses only. The roles were targeted More...24 October 2011 15:30
An apprenticeship with Kraft Foods is a coveted role, according to the company's apprenticeship programme manager Alan Lewis.
As a leading food company in the UK and Ireland, we're proud to be able to equip our young people with the skills More...21 October 2011 08:30
We are a large design agency and operate a successful work experience programme. In return for hands-on experience, applicants work in our office for two full days per week. As we classify this as voluntary, the interns do not receive any payment f More...22 September 2011 15:27
The Pay Your Interns campaign, led by graduate advice site Graduate Fog, will draw attention to large companies that take advantage of graduates' desperation to gain experience by hiring them as interns and not paying them properly. More...13 September 2011 13:42
The proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs) has risen to 18.4%, according to figures released today by the Department for Education (DfE).
The figure, for the second quarter of 2011, is an increase from las More...24 August 2011 15:26
HR has a "unique and vital role" to play in ensuring that internships are well managed and that recruitment practices are transparent, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said. The comments came as a new best practice guid More...18 July 2011 14:33
Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in certain sectors, but also the practice of employers using them as a source of cheap labour.
Yet for the hu More...18 July 2011 07:40
Businesses will be urged to give more jobs to young UK workers instead of "falling back" on foreign labour, in a speech by the work and pensions secretary today.
Addressing the Spanish Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies in Madrid, Iain Dunca More...01 July 2011 11:33
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called for an improvement to work experience in the UK, in order to help tackle youth unemployment and to help improve perceptions about the value of work placements.
The CIPD has partn More...30 June 2011 15:12
Global job board Monster is to launch a professional networking platform on Facebook, which looks set to compete with the LinkedIn social network. The Facebook application, called BeKnown, will enable Facebook’s users to make professional connections More...26 June 2011 02:33
Almost half of employers admit that they do not pay students and graduates who join them for work experience placements or internships, potentially breaching minimum wage legislation.
According to research published today by XpertHR, four employers More...20 June 2011 14:34
On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its "cashback for interns" campaign when an intern, Keri Hudson, who had worked for TPG Web Publishing's My Village for around two months, was awarded £1,024 More...14 June 2011 16:25
Thousands of young people from the UK's poorest families believe that they will achieve little or nothing in life, claims a new report from The Prince's Trust and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), published ahead of unemployment figures that show the nu More...18 May 2011 09:50
A student development programme in Crawley, Champions Life Academy, has scooped top prize at the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards 2011. This is the first time the Awards have been won by a small business.
Champions Life Academy was More...24 March 2011 08:32
Too many vocational courses are of little value and are targeted at league tables rather than preparing young people for the world of work, according to the Government.
The Government today (3 March) published the Wolf report , the results of More...03 March 2011 15:06
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
Unemployment in the UK rose to almost 2.5 million in the final three months of 2010, with youth unemployment hitting a record high.
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) quarterly labour market survey, put the UK unemployment r More...16 February 2011 12:09
More young people are starting work with damaged hearing, which is a challenge for employers seeking to control the risk of noise at work. Sarah Silcox reports. New research among US teenagers concludes that growing numbers of 12- to 19-year-olds h More...14 February 2011 00:01
Business secretary Vince Cable and skills minister John Hayes have called on employers to create "a new generation of skilled workers" by taking on more apprentices, as National Apprenticeship Week begins today (Monday). Cable said that the Governmen More...07 February 2011 14:44
As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Peter Winebloom, director of apprentices and skills at manufacturers' organisation the EEF, examines why business needs to take them seriously. Peter Winebloom National Apprenticeship Week is a More...07 February 2011 10:30