I have been reading UK based GD forums all over and there seems to be a reoccurring theme of grads having to work for nothing on an intern, placement or trial just to get their foot in the door. So this is directed more to designers who have graduated and went through this having to work for nothing chaos. Do you find many design companies abuse this "free work" to lure in fresh grads in just to get them-self some free labor. Afterwords kicking them out to the curb with a smile and a smug "thank you" just so they can go hire a NEW grad to victimize and make work for nothing. Reason for my concern is once I arrive in the UK I have only a few months to find work or it is game over. The worst thing is finding a no-pay internship that uses me and spits me out gobbling up some of my short precious time I have to find actual paying work.