With hundreds of thousands of new graduates flooding an already crowded employment market, the media is traditionally heavy with dire warnings about young jobseekers’ lack of prospects at this time of year. Fortunately, one start-up company in London is helping buck this trend. Inspiring Interns are celebrating creating 1000 graduate internshipssince being founded in January 2009, with over 600 of these leading to new, permanent jobs.
It is an impressive success story against a backdrop of rising youth unemployment and a suspicion among employers that hiring inexperienced workers in the current climate is too big a risk. With graduates trapped in the ‘need experience to get a job, need a job to get experience’ vicious circle, Inspiring Interns CEO and founder Ben Rosen believes that internships are the perfect model to get graduates into meaningful work.
We’re delighted to announce we’re holding our second bi-annual Job fair this September in London. Meet Inspiring Interns and many other employers at this event.