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More needs to be done to allow young people from Europe to access internships in the UK, stakeholders have said.

Speaking at a session in Westminster, hosted by the APPG for International Students, representatives from a number of embassies in London raised the issues their citizens face when trying to gain work experiences in the UK.

“[Finnish] higher education institutions and student organisations have raised the concern that it is no longer possible to enter the UK labour market as an intern,” Birgitta Vuorinen from the Finnish embassy said. If there is a route, such as through Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange, it “seems to be too difficult”, she added.

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