Only one will work with the Adecco Group CEO

Ten young leaders will compete for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to shadow the Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze in the 2017 ‘CEO for One Month’ programme. Chosen from an initial 117,500 applicants across the world, the ten finalists will take part in a bootcamp in Paris from 11-14 September, facing a range of solo and team challenges based on real-life CEO scenarios. Only one will be selected to work alongside the CEO of the Adecco Group, helping to run the world’s leading workforce solutions partner, before being offered a dream job that fits with their experience, skills and aspirations. The ten candidates were shortlisted from 48 national ‘CEOs for One Month’ who had shadowed Adecco Country Managers in their country of residence.

‘CEO for One Month’ is part of the Adecco Group’s Way to Work™ programme that strives to address youth unemployment through work experience opportunities, internships and career support.

“‘CEO for One Month’ is part of our commitment to tackle the global problem of youth unemployment through on-the-job training,” said Alain Dehaze. “This programme is a unique opportunity for young people around the world, and it has also boosted our talent pipeline, with many top candidates joining us and our customers after the programme”.

The ten finalists on their way to the bootcamp are:
Ed Broadhead – UK, Eksakul Charoensupkul – Tayland, Hakon Halvorsen – Norway, Ann-Sophie Kowalewski – Germany, Maxime Le Tellier – France, Lo An Lin – Taiwan, Valeria Meléndez – Peru, Sydney Rieckhoff – USA, Yulian Silyanovski – Bulgaria, David Torres – Colombia.

The ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative is part of Way to Work, the Adecco Group’s programme to help eradicate youth unemployment and skills shortages. The initiative helps young talent increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based training. In the last four years, 120 candidates had the opportunity to shadow the Adecco Group leadership in their country of residence for one month. One exceptional candidate is also chosen to shadow the CEO of the Adecco Group globally for a month. Last year this opportunity attracted more than 54,000 applications, while in 2017 applications exceeded 117,500.

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