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Joan Morgan

Head of Recruitment, Elavon Europe

More than two dozen students will benefit from a best-in-class introduction to the emerging world of payments through a new intern and graduate programme starting this summer.

The first intake, of 20 undergraduates, will spend three months working alongside a range of Elavon teams in Dublin, Arklow, Warsaw and London. From September, as the interns finish, eight graduates will start a two-year programme of rotations in technology, strategy, customer services, finance and operations in Ireland and the UK.

“The young students we’ve recruited for our pilot are fantastic thinkers who aren’t afraid to speak their minds,” says Joan Morgan, Head of Recruitment for Elavon Europe. “We’ll help nurture their aspirations with our buddy system, mentors and expertise. On the flip side, from them we’ll get cutting edge thought processes coming fresh from diverse colleges and universities, energising us to keep at the cutting edge.”

Pipeline of potential

“We hope our interns will enjoy the programme so much that they’ll come back each year and progress onto our graduate programme to become our leaders of the future,” says Morgan. “Our programme is absolutely fabulous already, but we’ll be listening to and learning from our interns and graduates and constantly working to make our investment in them the best it can be.

The young students we’ve recruited for our pilot are fantastic thinkers who aren’t afraid to speak their minds.

“Our culture is second to none. We’re very friendly and collaborative with a real can-do attitude and support for our interns and grads is coming from right across the business,” says Morgan. “It took a village to get us where we are now, starting in Ireland and the UK, but I already expect, in time, we’ll be expanding to Spain, Poland, Germany, Norway and the other countries we work in.”

If you’re interested in joining Elavon for future internships and graduate programmes, find out more at

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