Internship UK

We read that the Government wishes to set up an internship scheme to assist graduates looking for work in these, apparently, desperate times.

free lunch?

Internships are notorious for exploiting the intern, treating them as lackeys and not providing any real job experience at all. Indeed, lets not forget that in a recession there will be less work. An intern will therefore have even less chance of doing anything substantial.

We applaud any efforts to help graduates into work. However, it has been proven that there is only a weak correlation between university education and earning power. We also know that graduates leave university with debts in the tens of thousands. Will the Government now discourage young people from pursuing a degree course? It is obviously not in their best interest to rack of debts without chance of paying them off.

New Labour is fast becoming No Labour.

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