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Unpaid internships - the AGCAS view
AGCAS has been canvassing its members' views on unpaid internships. The poll is still open, but of the 170 members who had voted by 24 May, 86% agreed that the government should clamp down on unpaid internships.




Take action on unpaid internships, says AGCAS

A letter outlining AGCAS's position on unpaid graduate internships has been published in the Guardian. The letter was based on a position paper, which will be disseminated shortly.




Unpaid internships - your views

The AGCAS poll asking whether the government should clamp down on unpaid internships generated a lively response from AGCAS members. Here, we publish the views of some of our members.




Internships and the minimum wage - AGCAS consulted

The government is currently updating its guidance on work experience, internships and the national minimum wage. AGCAS has been invited to comment on the drafts of guidance aimed at employers and workers/interns, and on the appropriateness of case studies.




Fireworks and networks

The difference of opinion on brokering unpaid internships is just one example of tensions in the coalition government: Nick Clegg has condemned them, saying 'we want a fair job market based on merit, not networks'; David Cameron is 'very relaxed' about offering work placements to people he knows. Gill Frigerio, Course Director of the Management of Student Work Experience programme at The University of Warwick, considers the theory behind the recent debates on social mobility and asks if it really is all about who you know.




AGCAS supports a ban on unpaid work experience or placements longer than four weeks

On Friday 27 October 2017, there is a second reading of Lord Holmes of Richmond’s Private Members’ Bill in the House of Lords, which proposes a ban on unpaid work experience or internships lasting more than four weeks.

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) supports this proposal. 


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Work Experience in Higher Education, Warwick

Wed 09 Apr 2014 to Fri 11 Apr 2014

A new three-day Postgraduate Diploma/MA module of the AGCAS/The University of Warwick CEIGHE qualification. Open to registrants and non-registrants (Warwick ref: CE968)




Work Experience in Higher Education, Warwick

Mon 20 Apr 2015 to Wed 22 Apr 2015

A new Postgraduate Diploma/MA module of the AGCAS/The University of Warwick CEIGHE qualification. Open to registrants and non-registrants (Warwick reference CE968). This three-day residential course is intended to enhance the understanding of the key issues and influences impacting on the delivery of work experience in higher education.




Work Experience in Higher Education, Warwick

Wed 11 May 2016 to Fri 13 May 2016

A new Postgraduate Diploma/MA module of the AGCAS/The University of Warwick CEIGHE qualification. Open to registrants and non-registrants (Warwick reference CE968). This three-day residential course is intended to enhance the understanding of the key issues and influences impacting on the delivery of work experience in higher education.


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Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Prepared by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this report looks at the issues surrounding the debate of whether interships should be paid or unpaid. The CIPD makes three recommendations to address the issue of internship pay.




Why interns need a fair wage

This briefing paper examines the role and nature of unpaid internships in the UK. It argues that the informal system of unpaid internships operating in industries like fashion, politics and the media actively excludes people from lower socio-econmic groups.




National minimum wage: work experience and internships

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has produced guidance on the national minimum wage (NMW) for organisations who offer work experience, including placements and internships.




Common Best Practice Code for High-Quality Internships

This code has been developed for employers in response to Unleashing Aspiration: The Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions. It describes the core elements required in order to obtain maximum benefit from internships for both interns and employers.




Professions for Good

Professions for Good is a public information campaign, to which many professional bodies have signed up. Its aim is to unite the leading professions to maximise their contribution to a fairer society, a strong economy and better informed policy making.




Internships in the arts

Internships in the arts recognises the mutual benefits of a well-planned internship for both individuals interested in a career in the arts and arts organisations themselves. The guide also sets out the responsibilities employers have when offering this kind of position.




Building a Creative Nation: Evidence Review

This paper sets out the current context of youth unemployment and the social mobility crisis currently faced by the UK, before looking at the potential of the creative industries in helping to alleviate some of these issues, along with an examination of some policy areas which might better serve job creation in this area.




Volunteer Internships in the Voluntary Sector: Review and guidance

This guide sets out some of the concerns that have been raised about volunteer internships and offers a list of principles that voluntary organisations should follow to ensure they address these concerns and meet best practice.


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AGCAS is often invited to respond to government and other consultations. The links below will take you to recent responses made on members' behalf.



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