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dc.contributor.authorChillas, Shionaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMarks, Abigailen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGalloway, Lauraen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe employability of graduates is often reduced to lists of de-contextualised skills that graduates may or may not have and which may or may not translate to prized graduate positions. Recently, internships have become the way in which graduates acquire and demonstrate work-readiness to potential employers. This article examines a particular type of internship in the ICT sector, namely placements incorporated in degree education. The findings suggest that while internships can enhance employability and indeed be a mechanism for accessing permanent jobs, more often, instead of 'learning to labour', interns are expected to be productive workers. A mini labour market operates at the undergraduate level that advantages those already possessed of the required soft skills. The emphasis on soft skills signals a shift in the nature of ICT work with attendant implications for education of workers in this sector, revealed by anchoring employability to particular labour process(es).en_UK
dc.relationChillas S, Marks A & Galloway L (2015) Learning to labour: an evaluation of internships and employability in the ICT sector. New Technology, Work and Employment, 30 (1), pp. 1-15.
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dc.subjectICT worken_UK
dc.subjectskills acquisitionen_UK
dc.subjectgraduate labour marketen_UK
dc.subjectsocial classen_UK
dc.titleLearning to labour: an evaluation of internships and employability in the ICT sectoren_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleNew Technology, Work and Employmenten_UK
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dc.contributor.funderHeriot-Watt Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHeriot-Watt Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHeriot-Watt Universityen_UK
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