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Internships are a force for good but SME contribution under-recognised

Internships are a force for good but SME contribution under-recognised

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2014 17:51 GMT

“Record numbers of graduate jobs will be reserved for students who have completed placements at Britain’s leading companies,” today’s Telegraph article begins. Seemingly this is good news for graduates, but does it paint the whole picture?


Press releases   •   Jan 10, 2014 15:34 GMT

Graduate recruitment specialists Inspiring Interns open in second city Inspiring Interns has cemented its position as the number one UK internship expert with the opening of a second office in Manchester.

Inspiring Interns celebrate placing their 1000th intern

Press releases   •   Aug 03, 2011 12:28 BST

With thousands of new graduates flooding an already crowded job market, the media is traditionally heavy with dire warnings about young jobseekers’ lack of prospects at this time of year. Fortunately, one start-up company in is helping buck this trend. Inspiring Interns are celebrating creating 1000 graduate internships since being founded in 2009, with over 600 of these leading to permanent jobs.

It’s not all doom and gloom for grads

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2011 12:34 BST

The headline figure from the bi-annual Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) report makes grim reading for those poised to leave university. As has been widely reported, the average number of graduates applying to each vacancy has risen to 83. On the face of it, job prospects look slim for the class of 2011. However, the view on the ground from Inspiring Interns paints a different picture.

Students want universities to provide employability skills

Press releases   •   May 16, 2011 15:06 BST

Universities need to do more to prepare students for life as a graduate, it was reported today. According to a survey conducted by the CBI and National Union of Students, more than half of students want their university to provide more help for them to understand employability skills.

Graduates are working in low-skill jobs

Press releases   •   May 12, 2011 14:27 BST

University leavers are increasingly taking menial jobs that do not require a degree, it was reported today. New statistics published by the Association of Accounting Technicians reveals that 40% of last year’s graduates are ‘underemployed’ in lower-skilled jobs six months after leaving university. This figure has risen from 30% in 2007.

Why National Minimum Wage does not mean a fair deal for interns

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2011 14:30 BST

Nick Clegg launched his new social mobility strategy last Tuesday to much fanfare. He attacked the Labour administration for their record in helping those from poorer backgrounds get on in life and, among other things, announced the Government would be doing more to ensure internships are open for all.

Social mobility strategy and Internships

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2011 14:24 BST

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the launch of the Government’s social mobility strategy today. Stating that no-one should get an unfair advantage purely because of "who they know", the Liberal Democrat leader criticised Labour's record in improving social mobility as he outlined how the Coalition intends to make Britain more meritocratic.