ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW: REGISTRATION FOR THE ADECCO GROUP ‘CEO FOR ONE MONTH’ 2019 IS NOW OPEN IN 47 COUNTRIES
• Unique opportunity for candidates to step into the shoes of business leaders in 47 countries across the Adecco Group’s global network
• Real-world experience to ignite young people’s aspirations and careers
• One candidate will be chosen as the ‘Global CEO for One Month’, working alongside, the Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze
• Now in its sixth year as a global programme, the registration for 2019 is open
Zurich, Switzerland, February 4, 2019: Now in its sixth year as a global programme the registration for the ‘CEO for One Month’ 2019 programme is open for young people all over the world.
The CEO for One Month programme, under the Adecco Group Foundation, is designed to give young people the hands-on work experience they need to build their careers – offering ‘real-world’ training that cannot be gained in school or university.
Successful applicants will complete a national ‘CEO for One Month’ assignment, shadowing the Adecco Group CEO of their own country. Then ten of these talented candidates will be selected to attend a rigorous boot camp to test their collaboration and innovation skills, learning about themselves and the world of work. Only one will then be selected to work alongside CEO, Alain Dehaze, for one month. It is the experience of a lifetime and and is an ideal launching pad for personal and professional development.
Commenting on the programme, Alain Dehaze, the Adecco Group CEO, said:
“Our ‘CEO for One Month’ programme is a unique opportunity. It helps young people thrive in their careers and increase their confidence and exposure, by giving them highly effective work-based learning inside a Fortune 500 company. It is testament to the strength of the programme that many candidates join us and our customers in permanent roles after it has finished.”
The 2018 Global ‘CEO for One Month’, Lisa Frommhold, added:
“It was an amazing and unique opportunity, giving me an insight into the world of work that would have otherwise been impossible. I gained exposure to an international business and access to a network of incredible people that I am still in contact with to this day. I had meaningful experiences and made enduring relationships and would recommend the programme to any young person looking to develop, both personally and professionally.”
To participate, candidates should apply via the Adecco Group ‘CEO for One Month’ website. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview and further assessment in their own country. The position includes a salary intended to support the successful candidate’s education and/or professional development. Selected ‘CEOs for One Month’ will receive ongoing guidance and professional opportunities, becoming part of a global network.
‘CEO for One Month’ Programme:
The ‘CEO for One Month’ programme began as a local initiative in Norway in 2011 and was formalised in to a global programme in 2014, since growing in to a flagship initiative for the Adecco Group under the Foundation. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based learning. The programme operates under the Adecco Group Foundation which aims to improve work readiness of young people and other underserved populations who struggle to enter the workforce.
Applications for the 2018 programme exceeded 204,000.
About the Adecco Group
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions partner. We provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day. With more than 34,000 employees in 60 countries, we make the Future work for everyone. Our colleagues serve more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that meets social needs while driving business innovation. Our culture of inclusivity, fairness and teamwork empowers individuals and organisations, fuels economies, and builds better societies. These values resonate with our employees, who voted us number 5 on the Great Place to Work®—World’s Best Workplaces 2018 list. We make the future work for everyone.
The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The group is powered by nine global brands: Adecco, Adia, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Spring Professional and YOSS.