Adecco offers chance for 50 youngsters to become ‘CEOs for One Month’

Online applications open from 1 March to 15 April. 01 Mar 2016
Alain Dehaze with Ayumi Kunori

Ayumi Kunori from Japan is Adecco's CEO for One Month.

ⒸAdecco Group
By Adecco Group

“Our future depends on the skills, confidence and experience of today’s youngsters.”

Adecco Group – the world’s leading provider of human resource solutions and partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete Career Programme – is giving 50 entrepreneurial and ambitious youngsters the chance to become ‘Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for One Month’ alongside the Adecco top management in their home countries.

Online applications will be open from 1 March to 15 April. As of June, the selected youngsters will be on the job to boost their curriculum vitae (CVs) and career opportunities. For one only, there is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become Group ‘CEO for One Month,’ working with Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze.

Adecco launched the programme alongside its Way to Work Programme to fight the rising youth unemployment rates worldwide and to support talented youngsters in their career prospects by providing valuable work-based training to boost their employability.

A video is also available online.

Para-athletes are also invited to apply online to become a ‘CEO for One Month’.

One of the 50 will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become Adecco Group ‘CEO for One Month’ alongside Group CEO Alain Dehaze, further enhancing their training with international exposure and a global outlook. The position includes a rewarding salary to sustain the successful youngster’s further education and development.

‘CEO for One Month’ was launched in Norway in 2011. In 2014, it became an international Adecco Group initiative, including one Global ‘CEO for One Month’ position working with the Group CEO. In 2015, there were more than 18,000 applicants from around the world.

Dehaze commented: “Our future depends on the skills, confidence and experience of today’s youngsters. It’s a shared responsibility to help them build their careers through training, guidance and opportunities.

“This is what ‘CEO for One Month’ is about. Youngsters will challenge themselves, gain hands-on experience alongside Adecco’s top management, and get a taste of how to run a global company. I look forward to welcoming the 50 ‘CEOs for One Month,’ receiving these millennials’ insights and helping them to build their way to work.”

Beyond the ‘CEO for One Month,’ Adecco Way to Work aims to fight youth unemployment by providing ‘readiness to work’ initiatives and work-based training opportunities all over the world. Over 3,000 internships and apprenticeships were provided in 2015.

In 2016, Adecco Street Day will be celebrated on 17 March to share Adecco’s expertise and guidance to job seekers in almost 60 countries.

To learn more on how to apply for ‘CEO for One Month’ visit Adecco Way to Work website.