A friend has been for an interview for a part-time permanent job paid at SMIC rates.
She has been "offered" the job, but has been asked to work a week for no wages.
With my experience as both an employer and an employee in the UK my thoughts are that she should request written confirmation of the job offer, and also perhaps negotiate around 50% "free" and 50% paid work for the first week.
Obviously they want to check her suitability, and she wants the job...
can anyone advise on the best way forward, please?