EF360 Global Management Trainee Program

Locations and timeframe: 1 year based in London, Lucerne or Zurich

About the program

We’re looking for exceptional graduates with 360 degrees of talent and vision to be part of our highly selective one-year global management trainee program. The EF360 Global Management Trainees will become the future generation of leaders to help EF continue its rapid worldwide growth. Your year as a 360 will be life changing. Through hands-on experiences you’ll obtain knowledge, insight, and skills to launch a dynamic EF career.

The job will be highly demanding, but extremely rewarding. If you have an entrepreneurial and international mindset, thrive in a fast paced environment, are passionate about driving initiatives, and aren’t deterred by jetlag, this program is for you.

During your year as a 360 you will be exposed to multiple facets of EF and become equipped with extensive, hands-on knowledge of the industry as well as an expansive network of contacts and mentors throughout the organization.

The Role 

It’s as much a mission as it is a job. You’ll assist a senior EF executive who will be your mentor and manager while supporting you throughout the program. Your tasks will be varied and unique. You could be asked to propose a design for a new mobile application, create a global marketing campaign, or analyze data to launch a product in a new market. No assignment is too big or too small for a 360.

As a European applicant you will be based in one of EF’s European headquarters; London, Lucerne or Zurich, while travelling both domestically and internationally. You will participate in interactive summits in Shanghai and Boston where you will connect with other 360s and learn more about EF’s products and our position as the world leader in international education.

We guarantee you will be challenged, receive real responsibility, and implement interesting projects while working with international colleagues across the globe. You need to possess a sharp combination of quantitative and qualitative skills that will help you collaborate with teams and lead a project.

The role starts in summer or early fall of 2018.


  • Higher academic degree from a top university
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in one other language is preferred
  • International work and/or study experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Exceptional analytical and logical thinking abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Aspirations to pursue a dynamic, global career
  • Proper work authorization for this opportunity (European work permit)  

Talents and skills

  • Your entrepreneurial spirit drives you to treat every endeavor as though it were your own business
  • You are results-driven and hands-on. You believe nothing is impossible—if you have the right attitude
  • You are a born leader, and you bring out the best in people around you
  • You are not afraid to work with stars, because you are one yourself
  • You have a flexible personality
  • You have an innovative approach to problem solving
  • You thrive under pressure, and enjoy fast-paced multicultural work environments

Who We Are

At EF Education First, we are travellers, innovators, thinkers and doers. We readily promote an open and collaborative workspace with not a single cubicle in sight. Our people are our biggest asset, and together we have created a culture of cooperation, project ownership, and impact. As the world leader in international education, with more than 46,500 staff and teachers working in 53 countries around the globe, our mission is simple: Opening the world through education. Since we were founded over 50 years ago, EF has helped more than 15 million people see the world, learn a language, or earn an academic degree. Don't miss the unique opportunity to join our one-of-a-kind team!


Please submit your resume and cover letter online. We screen applications on a rolling basis. The application process includes a video interview, personal interviews, the EF360 Case Challenge, psychometric tests and ends with an assessment day at our London office in February. Last day to send in your application is January 7th, 2018 (24:00 CET).


See Inside the Office of EF Education First

EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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