Class of 2009 turns to internships

Smedley, Tim
August 2009
People Management;8/27/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 18, p12
The article reports on the internships offered to college graduates in Great Britain. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, unemployment among college graduates rose from 5.8% to 8.4% between 2007 and 2008. The government is hoping that internships would minimize the graduate unemployment rate. However, Alan Milburn, former cabinet member and chair of a panel on fair access to the professions, released a report criticizing internships for falling into those who have connections.


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