Entrepreneur First has launched a grad scheme

Matt Clifford (left) and Alice Bentinck of
Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First (EF), a company that builds and invests in startups, has launched a graduate scheme in London.

EF said that its £28,000-a-year graduate scheme, described in detail here, will expose university graduates to:

    how EF builds companies how EF is going about investing £53 million in startups and how EF pulls in founders that have the potential to go on and build successful tech companies.

“You’ll leave with a breadth of knowledge about startups and VC, alongside developing hard skills such as problem solving, communication and analytics,” the job listing reads.

Founded five-years-ago, EF has created and invested in more than 100 companies that are now worth over $600 million (£471 million), according to EF. One of EF’s most successful companies is Magic Pony Technology, which was acquired by Twitter in June 2016 for a reported $150 million (£118 million).

Entrepreneur First CEO Matt Clifford announced the graduate scheme on Tuesday via Twitter, saying it was for “ambitious people who want to learn how to build and invest in startups.”

Graduates that get accepted onto the scheme will work at EF’s office in Bermondsey, South East London, but they’ll also have the opportunity to visit Singapore, where EF set up its first overseas operation.

The job listing continues: “We have started a graduate scheme at EF as we believe in accelerating talent, whatever their age or experience. Initially EF was only for recent graduates – we know that graduates can do incredible things if they’re given the opportunity. This role will have a huge impact on what we do and the kind of impact our startups can have.”