You’ll shortly be seeing some comments I’ve made about unpaid work experience. I want you to know what action I have already taken about the placements on the bookcareers.com site. Currently, I feel satisfied that the long term placements at Lutterworth Press in Cambridge are training experiences and not in place of salaried staff. I’ve had recent conversations with the Managing Director of Lutterworth and with one of his current interns as well as a member of staff to ensure that all was well.
This is my pledge:
If anyone who participates in a work placement or work experience opportunity advertised on bookcareers.com feels that they have been treated unfairly, abused in any way or used in place of salaried staff please contact me in complete confidence. If I find the claims true then I will remove the advertisement from the site.