Aid agencies could benefit from‘pay-cations’

With a bit of help from the government, recent graduates could get valuable working experience abroad, writes Dermot Corrigan

12th September, 2009

By part-funding gap year style working trips around the world, the government could help recent graduates through the economic downturn and boost exchequer funds, according to the organiser of this year’s Working Abroad Expo.

Stephen McLarnon, managing director of expo organiser SGMC Group, which takes place later this month, called on the government to consider implementing a part-funded ‘pay-cation’ scheme to support younger job candidates with limited opportunities in the domestic labour market....

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