Now our children are graduates, or nearly graduates, things are changing. The world of eternal internships looms. Working a 40-hour week for work experience expenses of € 300 a month is far from unusual. So how can you pay the rent, your health insurance, the odd beer and your dry cleaning (sharp suit compulsory for your office work experience) without a handout from the most reliable of banks – the one based at your parents’ kitchen table?
Of course, there is the ever-popular option these days of going it alone – founding your own company and becoming that most glamorous of persons – a start-up entrepreneur.