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Elysia, sustainable food start-up internship in London

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding food startup! I am looking for my right-hand to work on business development and to play a key role in scaling up Elysia’s operations across London, while spreading the word about food sustainability.

What are you going to do


Business Development Intern

You will be given training and lots of responsibility from day 1, and will quickly build your skills in daily operations. This internship is a great opportunity to gain insights into a food venture at its very start!

Key Tasks

  • Develop business strategies to expand the customer base and manage customer relationships
  • Benchmark + market analysis for a new wholesale project (Pilot launch spring 2018)
  • Set up marketing strategies to increase awareness about food sustainability
  • Interview producers/entrepreneurs and publish articles on the blog and website
  • Attending events in the social enterprises/food community

What we offer:

  • A friendly, business focused social enterprise which is wholly committed to providing the very best for its team members, suppliers and clients
  • Working with passionate local food producers, tasting is of course part of the job ;)
  • On the job learning (in catering, sales + marketing,) as an integral part of a new and fast growing startup. Understanding how to grow a business and develop new projects
  • Networking within the startup and social business community
  • £400/month remuneration ( + variable on sales)
  • Working in a dynamic co-working space
  • A long-term full time position may be available after this internship

What we ask:

  • Any level of education
  • Any level of work experience
  • Skills I am looking for somebody that:

  • Has a real interest in sustainability, Elysia's mission and artisanal food
  • Is ready to committing to grow the business and to help reduce food waste!
  • Is autonomous, commercially minded and astute
  • Customer and service focused
  • Has an uncompromising dedication to quality

Extra information

The Company: Elysia, founded in 2016 – Impact Hub of Islington, EC1V London

Elysia is a food based, social enterprise, start-up with a sustainable twist! We prepare breakfasts, lunch + canapés using high quality rescued food from local independent producers, we make everything using food that would otherwise be wasted due to natural imperfections or overproduction. We deliver by bicycle to businesses in central London for meeting and events.

For instance, we transform organic aubergines that don't fit conventional standards of vegetable beauty, British cheese that was sampled during the maturing process and can't be sold to customer, and handmade granola not needed because of overproduction.

Overall, each time we buy a product that would otherwise been thrown away, there is an immediate impact:

  1. A positive impact on the environment by reducing food waste;
  2. Producers gain an additional revenue and learn creative way to fight food waste;
  3. Customers become more aware of food sustainability and can afford artisan products.

You may wonder where does the name "Elysia" come from? The name Elysia is derived from the Elysian fields in Greek Mythology, a blissful place where Ancient Greeks went for a happy afterlife.

We give rescued food a new lease of life!

Elysia is based at the Impact Hub of Islington, a dynamic co-working space with a very friendly atmosphere in central London (next to Old Street).

Education Level
Secondary School, College, University, Other
Type of Contract
Internships, Graduate Internship
Salary indication
£400 per month
Responsible for
Business + Marketing
Type of Job
Project Management, Sales
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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