Thing is it's happening here too. Let's 'employ', selectively, a load of young people for no wage giving them the hope of a job or career: sometimes it does lead to paid work and sometimes it doesn't (they can presumably only do it if they have parents or a patron who will fund their living expenses through it, unless they have their own savings but if they've studied it is likely they haven't - so it becomes exclusive). How has this idea come about? What about those people who have no-one that can fund them? It doesn't feel right. It feels wrong, wrong, wrong and it feels like exploitation. Minimum wage (which is bad enough) flies out the window - no wage is the new hip thing. And what message does this send to these young people? What will they expect from younger people, for free? They'll be the future employers and what will they say: 'well I did it and now you can but times have changed and you will need to do it for longer (your whole life even) to prove you are worth my trust (investment) in you'?