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Unpaid internship + part time job + jobseekers?

  • 07-07-2014 10:20am
    Registered Users Posts: 8

    Hello. I was a jobseeker for almost a year and got a small part time job working 2 days a week. I am collecting some of my money from the rest of the time I am not working. Each time I apply for any other job, I don't get it. My downfall is I don't have enough experience (a.k.a none that would benefit me for retail/sales). I recently got an interview for a part time job with a company within Debenhams, but I did not get the job. I did email the woman in charge asking if I can do an internship with them to gain some experience. I doubt any company in Debenhams would go through job bridge? Now I am thinking I will lose the extra money if the woman tells me I could do an internship. Working 2 days a week doesn't bring in much money and I can't afford to lose this money from jobseekers.

    Also all the positions in job bridge are FULL time and I couldn't get take them as it would interfere with my regular 2 days. Any ideas?


  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭Rorster_123

    Why not do an unpaid internship for 1 day per week with them? That way you can get jobseekers for 3 days. You still have to declare the unpaid day as you would not be available for work that day. Not ideal I know.