PwC comments on unpaid internships

Published at 17:23 PM on 04 November 2016

Commenting on whether unpaid internships should be banned, Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment, said:

"Internships should be open to all and the only way to guarantee that is by making them paid. All of our internships are paid and we've had nearly 500 interns join us this year - it is an extremely valuable way for young people to develop business skills, feel inspired about the range of opportunities available and boost their employability. Unpaid internships automatically restrict the people that can apply to them and therefore who can benefit from this useful step into professional careers."



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