SHIFT 25 partner with Eagles Corporate Social Responsibility programme

June 13, 2023

SHIFT 25 have announced their partnership with the Eagles Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Eagles programme where companies offer graduate internships in their Community Affairs department.

Eagles offers a range of graduate programmes with the aim to help young, talented people from east London into graduate-level jobs by providing training and quality, paid, six-month internships.

The CSR Eagles programmes includes an intensive three-week long pre-placement training which provides an introduction to corporate social responsibility, ESG and sustainability and promotes the attributes and behaviours identified as important by employers. As a result, graduates arrive “day 1 ready” with a good understanding of CSR and Sustainability with the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) supporting the interns throughout their placement with mentors, additional training days and review meetings.

Previous companies that have offered internship include Bank of America, CBRE IM, CMS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Fitch, ING, Macfarlanes, NatWest, MUFG, RSA, Shell and Slaughter & May.

Following the shocking murder of George Floyd and the reaction to injustice around the world, SHIFT25 was a campaign set up in 2020 by RLC member Michelle Nelson KC in association with ELBA. It is led by senior and influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic professionals and business organisations striving to equalise opportunities in education, recruitment and progression by 2025. See more: [Shift25]

Michelle Nelson KC said: “SHIFT 25 are pleased to support the Eagles programme. The programme has achieved high participation from graduates from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background with a high proportion of Eagle interns going on to find graduate level employment. It offers a great opportunity for graduates and aligns with our ethos and mission to create fundamental change in access and opportunity by 2025”

If you are an organisation or company and would be willing to host an Eagle placement please find out or contact Sally Roberts,
Eagles Programme Director at []

Interviews will be held in early July with the programme starting on 29th August.