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Architect graduates get benefit boost

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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.


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  • Oh, so you have to be out of work, getting rejections from architectural practices, for over 6 months before you get a 'little' help....Doesn't the fact that it highlights the obviousness that graduates are experiencing worklessness for up to 6 months indicate rather clearly that MORE help IS needed to help them continue with their studies?? £64.30 still doesn't help pay the bills, food, rent, travel, stationary...John Denham needs to appreciate the severity this recession is having on Architecture Students.

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