Name of Company:eFinancialCareers
Programme Name:Future Unlimited
Staff in London:80

eFinancialCareers is a small firm (100 employees) focusing on recruitment in the securities, investment banking and asset management industries. Their Future Unlimited programme aims to give a boost to the aspirations and life chances of disadvantaged young people growing up in boroughs near the City.

Volunteers from the firm facilitated employability workshops for 375 students across three schools in Camden in 2010, building self-esteem, aspiration and preparation for entering the jobs market. 87% of the students involved rated the workshops good to excellent. This year they have focused their efforts on Hackney, supporting three schools – as a result 90% of students benefiting felt more comfortable managing money.

They have also supported Spitalfields City Farm by donating nearly 300 hours of volunteering time – offering introductions to animal welfare, organic food and its provenance, and encouraging young people to live more healthy lifestyles.

Future Unlimited is the recognised brand for eFinancialCareers volunteering and all employees are regularly briefed on progress through monthly forums, led by senior management; it forms a key part of recruitment and induction programmes, and enjoys strong visibility around the London office.