A unique programme targeting outstanding local young graduates.

ELBA Graduate Local Employment Scheme (EaGLES)

The ELBA Graduate Local Employment Scheme (EaGLES) was created in 2005, to address the high unemployment and underemployment levels in east London, with a particular focus on east London, Islington and Haringey Boroughs (Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Greenwich, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Haringey, Islington and Redbridge).

The carefully selected candidates undergo three weeks of intensive training at ELBA followed by a six-month paid work placement at a prestigious company in the City or Canary Wharf. These companies benefit from having a job-ready trainee with a detailed understanding of the needs of east London that adds value to CSR programmes and local recruitment strategies. This experience results in the graduates becoming highly employable, in fact 96% of those who successfully completed the scheme have gone on to find permanent employment.

How to apply

We are currently recruiting for two EaGLES programmes.

Summer EaGLES 2016 is part of the regular ELBA graduate programme as described on this page.

All of the internships are based in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments of elite companies in the City or Canary Wharf.

Please send your completed application form to Lauren Saunders at eagles@elba-1.org.uk Deadline 9 June 2016.

ING EaGLES is an exciting new programme with placements in eight business areas of ING, a multinational banking and financial services corporation with its HQ in the City. More information and details on how to apply can be found here. Deadline 19 June 2016.

Please take note of the different eligibility criteria for each of the programmes.

EaGLES Video

Key dates for Summer 2016 Programme Recruitment: 

Open Days 13 & 14 June 2016
Assessment days 16 & 17 June 2016
Pool training 21 & 22 June 2016
Company interviews 7 to 15 July 2016
Programme starts 30 August 2016