MyInternSwap work experience placements

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2473
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

MyInternSwap is a website that requires a paid subscription and is designed for parents to swap internship placements in their workplace with other parents able to provide internships. There are no conditions regarding the length of the internship or pay. It seems to me this scheme re-enforces the 'old boys network' and does not help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain valuable work experience. Can you confirm that the GLA will not take part in the MyInternSwap scheme?

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