Friday, 16 August 2013

Interns wanted... payment not included

AN increasing number of higher education institutions are refusing to advertise unpaid placements and internships, because of concerns about their 'no fee' nature and other issues of fairness.

So are employers changing their attitudes towards offering internships? As graduates are putting long term ambition over immediate wages in a credible way?

Moreover, how are organisations ensuring that graduates are not being exploited and that their free labour will actually lead to properly renumerated employment?

This is a hot issue, and the conversation from 6-7.30pm in the hall at St John's Church (corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road) on Friday 16th August, will attempt to cover all the angles. The cost for the session is £5.

The speakers at this event are Dr Martha Caddell (Third Sector Internships Scotland and Open University in Scotland), Joy Lewis (Adopt an Intern), and Juliette Burton (Mace and Burton).

Full ticket details here.

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