The temporary jobs, which offer thousands of pounds for work in the summer, are billed as the internships ‘that could change your life’.Not all students, oh no. Only the special ones.
They provide students with invaluable work experience at a time of soaring graduate unemployment.
But critics yesterday told of their anger at the decision by the Civil Service and the Metropolitan Police to exclude all but certain ethnic minorities from applying.It seems to come back to something Leg-Iron wrote about collecting people, rather than employing them.
The Metropolitan Police said: ‘This scheme assists us to understand the needs of the diverse communities we serve.’How?
A Cabinet Office spokesman said: ‘We think the Civil Service should represent the people we serve and we make no apology for that.’Anyone wonder just how they manage to say that sort of thing with a straight face?
And why is the government not getting a firm grip of its public servants, and ensuring that they are aware that this sort of this is counter-productive to true equality?