Top businesses respond to internship pay debate with paid marketing internship programme Wednesday 8 June 2011 PDF Print Cornerstone, Ebury Publishing, Transworld and Vintage Publishing, all divisions of the Random House Group, Encore Tickets and leading global marketing agency ICLP are among the leading employers to offer places on a paid marketing internship programme in response to the debate over unpaid interns Launched by Stopgap, Britain's leading independent marketing recruitment specialist, ‘Stopgap Apprentice’ uses YouTube and Facebook to showcase graduate talent and offers paid marketing internships within high-profile businesses. With the internship debate raging, the campaign places its support firmly behind the push for fair pay for interns in one of the most difficult job markets in recent years. Claire Owen, Leader of Vision and Values at Stopgap says: “Britain’s young marketing talent is facing a difficult market, with increased competition for decreased graduate openings. We believe that by offering marketing internships, this fresh new marketing talent will obtain invaluable working experience, while being paid for their hard work and commitment. The Stopgap Apprentice offers a fresh generation their chance to get a foot on the marketing ladder.” Entrants to the Stopgap Apprentice have to create a 60-second YouTube video of themselves demonstrating why they should be chosen for a paid internship. Additional Information Students and graduates have until Thursday 30th June to submit their YouTube videos by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the Stopgap Apprentice Facebook tab, http://www.facebook.com/stopgap, or on the dedicated web page, http://www.stopgap.co.uk/apprentice Interested parties can also see what Lord Callum Sugar has to say in his exclusive YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPPLpoRNY-M About Stopgap Stopgap is the UK’s leading independent marketing recruitment agency. Run by ex-marketers, Stopgap was the first specialist freelance marketing recruitment agency in the UK and, 18 years on, has now become one of the industry’s most famous names, offering both freelance and permanent marketing recruitment services and collecting a raft of awards on the way. http://www.stopgap.co.uk Andie Hill BlueSky PR T: 0845 130 8290 E: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of BlueSky Public Relations Ltd in the following categories: Education & Human Resources, Media & Marketing, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.