Academy midfielder Dominic Vose has joined Blue Square Conference National side Braintree Town on loan until Monday 7 November.
The 17-year-old, who signed his first professional contract with the Hammers in November 2010, could make his Iron debut at Kettering Town on Tuesday evening.
Vose, who has been in superb form for both the Under-18s and development squad this season, will link-up with Braintree manager and former West Ham and England midfielder Alan Devonshire at the Amlin Stadium.
Braintree have been going great guns under the 1980 FA Cup winner, gaining promotion last season before starting the current campaign in fine style. They currently sit seventh in the table.
Vose becomes the ninth young Hammer to go out on loan this season, following Jordan Spence (Bristol City), Olly Lee (Dagenham & Redbridge), Ahmed Abdulla (Swindon Town), Callum McNaughton (AFC Wimbledon), Frank Nouble (Gillingham), Robert Hall (Oxford United) and Jordan Brown (Aldershot Town). Cristian Montano has returned this week from a successful two-month spell at Notts County.