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'Work experience and training' for all graduate job hunters
Thursday, 19 November 2009
The prime minister Gordon Brown has said that all unemployed young people will receive the training and help they need to find a graduate job.
Speaking in a debate on the Queen's speech yesterday (November 18th), Brown claimed that under-24 year olds will be able to receive work experience and training when they sign up for benefits at a Jobcentre Plus, the BBC reported.
Those who have been signing on for six months after they leave university will automatically be entitled to an internship or training to help them find a graduate job, the prime minister added.
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."
Gillian Dowling, from employment law consultancy Croner, recently told the Guardian that graduates who perform well on internships may be able to demand payment under UK employment regulations.