Someone emailed us a link to this shocker of an advert from the Sunday Times – this seems wrong for the following reasons:
- The intern will be working full-time without a salary for a minimum of 6 months.
- The advert is clearly trying to avoid NMW regulations by stating that the internship is only suitable for students on a year out, looking for placements. Aside from the fact that we basically think students on placements should be paid if they are doing work (which common sense suggests they will be after a month at a work place), it’s kind of strange that they’re only advertising half way through the academic year – if the intern completed the suggested 9 months, they would be working up till November, which is past the end of the academic year.
If you think this looks a bit dodgy too, please tweet your displeasure…