Commentary: our use of unpaid interns is worrying
Lord Colville argues that relying on interns threatens vitality of creative industriesBy Lord Colville | 8 November 2011
It seems unlikely that any new recruits are going to want the stigma of being a troublemaker at the very beginning of their career
Britain’s creative industries boast some of the most successful companies in our economy. Their domestic and export sales growth are to be celebrated.
But, argues Lord Colville (pictured right), beneath the apparent prosperity, there is a worrying trend to use unpaid interns as replacements for paid jobs.