Did you know that there are currently an estimated 10 – 15,000 unpaid internships and that in many industries they have become the first step for many after graduation? A new survey by Social Mobility Commission found that three quarters of those asked backed a change to the law to stop this exploitation.
Just one of the problems with these unpaid internships: you can’t get a job because you haven’t got experience, you can’t get experience because you are unable to work for free.
The long, dark, tree-lined driveway led us down to the house, a large silhouette against the night sky, covered in a blanket of mist – setting the scene as we arrived for the spooky tour ahead.
Burghley is a 16th century house, its history dates right back to 1555 when it was built and designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. During October Burghley House opens its doors to take you on a spooky tour, enabling you to discover some of its more grisly and gruesome past… if you are brave enough!
The last few months have been fun but incredibly busy. What with celebrating the final year of my 20s with a weekend at Latitude, buying a house and moving with a two week holiday to Ibiza in the middle, writing (outside of work, of course!) has been the last thing on my mind
As well as struggling to find the time (and WIFI) to write myself I have spent little time over the last three months looking at others content. Which is why I thought I would roll this round-up into one, with a summery content corner.
Have you read Behind Closed Doors? If you haven’t, you should! It was so gripping I couldn’t put it down – luckily we had recently started a lunchtime reading club at work, so I didn’t have to. As soon as I finished it I was lending it to anybody who hadn’t read it and raving about it to anyone that would listen.
It was the debut psychological thriller from author B.A. Paris who recently brought out her second book, The Breakdown and is currently writing a third.
So, who better to talk books with than the author of one of my favourites…