Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme

In CSR Eagles, you will be placed in the Community Affairs department of a major corporate, helping them to ensure that the local community benefits from the knowledge, skills and resources the company has to offer.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is when companies integrate ethical, social and environmental concerns into their business operations. Companies are particularly keen to build a good relationship with the neighbourhoods in which they operate.

What does the programme entail?

  • Three weeks of intensive training at ELBA including:
    • Community Affairs training focusing on understanding corporate community investment – what it is, why it exists and how it works in practice.
    • Visits to participating companies to learn about their CSR strategies and programmes.
    • Training in personal development (self-esteem, team work and communication skills) and employability skills (workload management, business English, Excel, Outlook, project management, networking, managing your manager).
  • A six-month paid work placement in the CSR department of a major City company.

What will I be doing on my placement?

Your role and what you will be doing varies between companies but you might be involved in organising volunteering activities, supporting community and charity partner relationships, promoting new volunteering events, fundraising activities and processing grant application forms from charities.

Who will my placement be with?

Placements vary from year to year, but the  most recent placements included: Allen & Overy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Herbert Smith Freehills, Deutsche Bank, EY, BUPA, Bank of Tokyo, Freshfields, Clyde & Co, Charles Russell Speechlys, Credit Suisse, Heart of the City, ING, RBS and RSA.

Key dates


Assessment Days: 6 and 7 December 

Pool training: 13 and 14 December

Start of Programme: 21 February 2022

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