Eagle Couriers adds first electric bike and hires jobless youngster

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A COURIER firm has helped the Capital’s environment and youth unemployment in one fell swoop.

Eagle Couriers has added its first electric bike to its fleet – and hired a 20-year-old who was jobless for nearly a year to ride it.

Paul Rice applied for the job through the government’s 18-24 Youth Wage Incentive scheme.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been offered the role of electric cycle courier with the firm. After being out of work, it feels great to finally have a secure role and I’m delighted that I will be Eagle’s first electric courier.”

Jerry Stewart, Eagle Couriers director, added: “The main reason we decided to add the bike to our fleet is that it is another way in which we are able to save fuel emissions.”