This is interesting:
At the Conservatives' Black and White Party, millionaire Tory supporters paid about £3,000 each for their children to have the golden chance of spending a week or two with a number of top finance companies and banks.
If they do well and win a full-time job, they could join the ranks of City tycoons who earn multi-million-pound bonuses.
Five lucrative City internships were auctioned off for £14,000.
They included Lot 4, a two-week internship at CMC Markets, offering an 'incredible opportunity for a potential young trader to get an inside look at the world of international finance and online trading'.
It promised that 'this much-sought-after experience will furnish the intern's CV with a financial brand that is recognised the world over'. It went for £3,000.
Lot 9 was a week's work experience at Caxton Associates, a Mayfair hedge fund. It went for £2,500. Lot 10 was a week at PR company Bell Pottinger, run by the powerful former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, Lord Bell.
Lot 20 was a week at Arbuthnot Latham private bank. The blurb said it would provide 'a perfect insight for a young person interested in entering the financial field in the future'. It went for £3,500.
Lot 30, donated by former Tory Treasurer Michael Spencer, was a week's work experience at his brokerage company ICAP, source of his £1bn fortune. The winning bidder could secure the chance for a student aged 16 to 19 to 'spend time on our dealing floor, interact with our brokers and observe deals being transacted'. It went for £3,000.