Graduate ‘made to stack shelves’ seeks judicial review

Source: BBC News

A graduate is taking legal action against the government over a scheme which she says forces people to do unpaid work.

Cait Reilly, a University of Birmingham geology graduate, is currently trying to find work in the museum sector.

The 22-year-old said she had to work for free at a Poundland store for two weeks or risk losing her benefits.

She is seeking a judicial review. Poundland said the scheme is operated in partnership with the government.

It involves provide pre-employment training, a work placement and a guaranteed interview as a way of improving a person’s employability.

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