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A note to the Private Sector - why embracing social impact and real CSR will attract the best and the brightest

AAI CEO Joy Lewis discusses the need for a fresh take on Corporate Social Responsibility 


AAI wins Scottish Diversity Award 2019

AAI wins SME Employer of the Year at the 2019 Scottish Diversity Awards


Diversity Works - Let's talk about how it can work for you.

Inclusive Business Project with the Scottish Government 


When it comes to interns, you get what you pay for

Joy Lewis wrote the following piece in February '18 for the Scottish Business Network about the multiple dangers of unpaid internships, on both sides of the hiring desk.

The original interview can be found here.


Interview with Maddy Halliday, CEO of the Life Changes Trust

We spoke to Maddy Halliday, CEO of the Life Changes Trust, about employing 18 interns through Adopt an Intern, and how that has affected the organisation’s growth.



Redefining the Intern – The New Age of Opportunity

What is the number one thing a newly qualified graduate wants when leaving university?


AAI CEO Joy Lewis on IPPR's Inbetweeners - Now for the positive spin

This week the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) issued a paper entitled, ‘The inbetweeners: The new role of internships in the graduate labour market’, critiquing the culture of internships in the UK, and downplaying the tangible routes to quality, graduate-level employment that such opportunities offer.

Firstly, I’m thrilled that this paper has raised the topic of internships, although as the CEO of AAI (Adopt an Intern), a company which has facilitated over 1340 paid internships since 2010, there are certain concerns raised that I feel I have a responsibility to wade in on.


Adopt an Intern survey highlights student fears over EU exit

95% of graduates think that job prospects will be adversely affected by the recent UK electorate vote to leave the European Union.