Does anyone else think apprentices are just slave labour?
I mean, you only get £2.73 per hour, full time, 1 year long, with no guarantee of a job at the end?
I think it could be really useful, if it was perhaps 3 months long or part time.
Even if you are 17, who can afford to live on that money for A YEAR?!
You can't even get another job as apprentices are full time...
I think it's just a way of business to get cheap labour, and giving little in return, yes you may get a job with that business at the end, but you don't know. And only those who are able to live on almost no money i.e. parents pay for rent (if needed)/car/living costs can actually do it.
I've talked about this with quite a few people I know in legal organisations and they agree it's not right, and some people where shocked to hear the payment they get.
I understand it may work for some, but for the majority it's unfeasible, and even immoral for big business to pay that money (reminds me of the whole Poundland/Job centre thing!)
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