Placement UK welcomes government support to protect interns’ right to fair pay

Interns are to get more support to protect their right to fair pay, as the government launches new advice for young people and cracks down on unfair practices.

Interns will also benefit from a concise guide on what to expect from a high-quality internship, and what interns’ rights are with regard to pay.

We unreservedly welcome and support this.

Placement UK only works with employers who pay a decent ‘allowance’ to placement students and interns. We feel this is only right and fair. We also only work with employers who offer proper work experience that will support a student’s studies and enhance their employment prospects upon graduation.

We condemn the cynical exploitation of vulnerable young people being used as free labour.

The full ‘Government Guidance on Work Placements