Rising living costs for unpaid interns shutting out less-advantaged youngsters

Alan Jones covers Sutton Trust research on internships in the UK for the Press Association 

Unpaid internships in industries ranging from fashion to politics are costing youngsters more than £1,000 a month in London amid rising rents, a new study reveals.

The Sutton Trust estimates that 10,000 young people take up an internship a few months after graduating,  around a fifth of which are unpaid, although the high cost of living in the capital is likely to be pricing out those from low and middle-income families.

The education charity said it is concerned that the “significant costs” associated with unpaid internships are shutting many less-advantaged young people out of careers.

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2018-01-30T10:53:27+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

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