Channelbiz: Employers increasingly exploiting internships‎

Companies are increasingly offering work experience placements to students in a bid to snag them for further free work.

Many other companies are also continuing to exploit the internship market, which according to Intern Aware has lead to around 100,000 unpaid positions in the UK to date.

It added that, despite the government “making all the right noises”, it hasn’t put any practices in place to ensure people are protected from internships, with some even creating positions of this nature in their own departments.

The comments come after sources at a council work placement service told ChannelBiz UK that the number of companies offering to take students for such vacancies had drastically risen over the past year.

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