Courtesy of the BBC. A look at unpaid internships from the BBC Two Documentary – Who Gets the Best Jobs?
Credits: Presenter – Richard Bilton Director – Dai Richards Producer – Lil Cranfield Executive Producer -Ruth Pitt
Unpaid internships are impeding social mobility, leaving school leavers and graduates in a catch 22 situation where they are unable to get a job because they haven’t got experience, and unable to get experience because they can’t afford to work for free. This harms social mobility and undercuts the majority of businesses that operate good practices.