university leavers still trying to find a graduate job may be able
to get some training or an internship in new government
Prime minister Gordon Brown spoke in a parliamentary debate
yesterday (November 18th) about the Queen's speech, announcing that
graduates who have been signing on to receive unemployment benefits
for six months will have access to work experience
According to the BBC, Brown also said that all young people will
get help to increase their graduate job prospects as soon as they
apply for benefits.
He told MPs: "We know that unemployment can be damaging to young
people and are determined to do everything we can to help them
achieve their potential."
However, Conservatives and Lib Dems expressed uncertainty that the
measurements go far enough to help graduate job hunters.
The Guardian recently spoke to Gillian Dowling, from employment law
consultancy Croner, who believes employers may be legally required
to remunerate graduates who work hard on unpaid internship
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