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Adecco launches ‘CEOs for One Month’ programme

Adecco Group is giving 50 entrepreneurial and ambitious young people the chance to become ‘CEO for One Month’ alongside the Adecco top management in their home countries. Online applications will be open from 1st March to 15th April.  


As of June, the selected young people will be on the job to boost their CVs and career opportunities. For one only, there is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become Group ‘CEO for One Month’, working with Alain Dehaze.


The goal is to support talented young people in their career prospects by providing valuable work-based training to boost their employability. that includes one month internships alongside Adecco country managers in 50 countries, letting youngsters learn on the job, gain insights and inspiration for their eventual professional choices, as well as adding a unique experience to make their CVs really stand out.


‘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.  


Paola Ospina from Colombia, Adecco Group ‘CEO for One Month’ 2014, progressed to a career in marketing at Adecco USA in Florida. Ayumi Kunori, the successful candidate for 2015, works part time for Adecco in Japan while completing her studies. Ernesto Lamaina and Dick Boreel, two ‘CEO for One Month’ finalists in 2015, were both hired at Adecco headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  


“’CEO for One Month’ was a revelation”, said Kunori. “I wasn’t the best at school and wasn’t sure about applying. But once I did, I put all my commitment and passion into it. The experience was of immense value. I recommend youngsters everywhere to challenge themselves and try. The worst is that you won’t be chosen, at least this time. But everything you’ll learn will prepare you better for the next opportunity and for life ahead”.  


Alain Dehaze, Adecco Group CEO, 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”.  



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