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A curio from the world of government information leaflets

Take a read through Parent Motivators: A Parent’s Guide To Helping Graduates Find Work, as published by BIS (the Department for Business, Industry and Skills) under Peter Mandelson’s reign, and you find this advice on page 3 for parents wanting to help their children:

Identify who you know that might be able to help. If they want to work in architecture, travel, etc. is there a friend of a friend who may be able to help set up some work experience or job shadowing?

Ah yes, getting an internship through parental contacts. I’m sure I heard somewhere a Labour politician praising Nick Clegg’s parents for doing just what the Labour government urged all parents to do…

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