ELBA supports east London schools developing educational skills
ELBA supports schools, colleges and universities in east London...

Education Works

Whether you want to raise the aspirations of a school student, help a graduate into work, or introduce someone to a potential career, employee volunteers can make a huge impact. ELBA’s Education Works team supports 13,000 beneficiaries in 30 schools, colleges and universities in east London. 

Supporting school governors, staff & students 
Business Action Groups for Schools (BAGS) sees senior business leaders working hand in hand with school leadership teams to:- address each school’s individual needs- define strategy- deliver volunteer activities that support governors, staff and students.The aim is to develop confident, employable young people, and enhance the knowledge of staff. Sponsored by KPMG, BAGS is currently in operation in Newham and Waltham Forest

Supporting undergraduates and graduates
In higher education, ELBA member companies support local undergraduates and graduates through a range of activities. ELBA’s higher education programme provides employee volunteers with opportunities to drive social mobility and develop students’ employability skills through:
- higher education mentoring
- Career Capital & Mock Interview Week
- CV surgery. 

School mentoring
ELBA’s schools Mentoring Works progamme for Years 10 and 12 has matched over 4,000 students with City and Canary Wharf mentors since 1996. The programme matches a business professional and a secondary school student for fortnightly sessions at the mentor's workplace. Students gain exposure to the world of work, set their sights on a career goal and build self-confidence. The programme has been expanded into Islington schools under its new name, Mentoring Works. 

For more information about Education Works, contact educationworks@elba-1.org.uk or 020 7068 6960.