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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