I found it amazing after I graduated how little some companies offered for placements in London but you are drawn into doing them because they might be a job at the end of it. ***** & ****** paid me £100 per week.
After 3/4 years at Uni I was getting paid less than the cleaners and receptionist (minimum wage is £200 for someone my age). On my year out, ********* offered £70 a week to placements, and they’re a big company who can afford to pay more.
Obviously this was written a few years ago and inflation changes monetary value. You get the picture though.