Unpaid Work: a foot on the career ladder or exploitation?

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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.

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5 Things I Learnt at Visit London

Never have 3 months gone as fast as they did during my internship at Visit London, but they do say time flies when you are having fun and that is most certainly what I was doing.

I had an amazing time as an Editorial Intern, not only was I working for a fantastic company, but got to have some incredible experiences; being a zookeeper for the day and seeing Beyonce to name a couple. Plus, I got to visit some great places in London, such as Kew Gardens, Buckingham Palace and the London Dungeons… and best of all I got to write about it.

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