Types of Employment


Young workers are increasingly expected to work for nothing as interns in order to get a step onto their career ladder. Although official statistics are hard to find, one estimate put the number of unpaid internships in the UK at more than 100,000.

And while unpaid internships have long been a gateway to some of the more “glamorous” jobs, in TV or film for example, the practice has spread to other sectors.  The practice is a growing problem in areas as diverse as engineering, finance, graphic design, IT and law and unpaid internships have become almost universal in some sectors.