CIPD calls for end to unpaid internships for university students with introduction of new Training Wage

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An introduction of a £2.50 an hour ‘Training Wage’ is being called for by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on the day that internship schemes for recently graduated students begin across the country.

With CIPD research showing that over a third (37%) of internships are currently unpaid, Internships: To Pay or not To Pay? proposes that all interns are paid a guaranteed minimum wage. It argues that a new ‘Training Wage’ would help reflect the contribution that an intern is likely to make to an organisation, as well as promote social mobility through encouraging people from poorer backgrounds to apply.

Read more at the CIPD website…