Architect graduates get benefit boost
Unemployed architecture graduates were handed a boost last week following an announcement by the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, John Denham to relax benefit rules for graduates looking for practical work experience
Under the new rules unemployed graduates looking for practical experience after completing part I will be able to undertake an unpaid placement of up to 13 weeks without forfeiting their £64.30 jobseeker’s allowance.
To be eligible, graduates must have been claiming the benefit for at least six months. For more information on the government’s plans for graduates, click here.