Our CEO for One Month program offers one amazing candidate the opportunity to fill the shoes of our CEO for the most amazing internship experience out there. What’s it like?

We want to help young people navigate the world of work. We have tips for your job hunt and can help offer you the initial work experience that will kick-start your career. We want to make sure that your professional ambitions come true. We, at The Adecco Group, are career and job market experts and we want to share our know-how with you.

CEO for One Month is an initiative that offers you the possibility to develop and showcase your leadership potential, to learn what it takes to succeed as a business leader and to acquire the skills and the experience needed to get your foot on the career ladder.

Since 2015, “CEO for One Month” has grown from 32,000 candidates to over 140,000 in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the last 7 years, nearly 300 talented young people have had the opportunity to shadow the Adecco Group leadership in their country of residence for one month, experiencing first hand what it takes to run a country branch of major international company.

The program runs at 2 levels, one at National Level and second Global level.

  1. At National Level: One exceptional candidate is also chosen each year to shadow the Country Manager for one month shadowing and working side by side and experience the daily life of a  senior business leader.
  2. At Global Level: Ten outstanding national participants are then selected for a Global Bootcamp and one is chosen to work  alongside and shadow the Global CEO of the Adecco Group for another month.

Following their time with the country managers, a number of participants of the program stay with the Adecco Group, kickstarting their career! 

CEO for One Month - FAQ's

What is “CEO for One Month”?

This is a one month paid internship program starting July 2022. The program runs in more than 40 countries, where the first step will be for candidates to apply to become CEO for one month in their country of residence. The selected global CEO for one month will get a taste of how to run a multinational company with 35,000 employees in 60 countries. The highly qualifying experience is a huge boost to any career!

The Adecco Group offers you the unique opportunity to become the global CEO for one month, under the direct supervision of the CEO of the Adecco Group.

The selected global CEO for one month will get a taste of how to run a multinational company with 35,000 employees in 60 countries. The highly qualifying experience is a huge boost to any career!

CEO for One Month” runs in more than 40 countries, where the first step will be for candidates to apply to become CEO for one month in their country of residence.

For the cluster UAE and Turkey, candidates go through virtual selection process followed by a local virtual bootcamp, after which one CEO1Month is selected for the cluster.

The shortlisted candidate will shadow regions Zone Head, Country Manager and Cluster level senior executives for the whole month. Once they complete the one month internship in the region, the Country Level CEO1Month’s complete at the global level to become the ‘Global CEO1Month’ program that gives them an opportunity to shadow The Adecco Group’s CEO Alain Dehaze.

How do I apply/ register for the program?

Registration for 2023 begins in December.

What happens after I register? What are the stages of selection?

Stage 2: After registration, you enter the candidate screening stage

Stage 3: Candidates will be screened at local level in UAE and Turkey by respective CEO1Month program managers. Screening Stage will include assessment test, telephonic interview, face-to-face interviews and cluster level bootcamp.

Stage 4: After the bootcamp, top candidate will be shortlisted for the internship program

Stage 5: Cluster level program will take place in July 2022

Stage 6: Cluster CEO for One Month will shadow and work with Cluster leaders of UAE and Turkey, getting the opportunity to have international exposure in the first phase of the program

Stage 7: At the end of Cluster CEO for One Month program, Global CEO for One Month will be selected among Country/Cluster CEO for One Months and global program will take place in September 2022

Selection and Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for candidates who are eager to learn and work with a Fortune 500 company.

 

Self motivated and passionate. A role model to youth in the region. A mindset that is aligned with the company’s vision and strategy of future of work!

A youth / a Millennial, currently studying or has just completed their studies. As this is our CSR initiative that empowers youth and makes them work ready, we are only seeking candidates with minimum 1 year or zero work experience.

We are open to candidates from diverse educational backgrounds and academic curriculums.

When does registration close in my country?

Registrations for 2022 have closed, and registrations for 2023 will begin in December 2022.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes. CEO1Month is a paid internship where candidates are paid a salary once they complete the one month internship program.

How is the 'CEO for One Month' programme different from regular internships?

It is not every day that you get a chance to learn from the leaders of a Fortune 500 company. Very often internships lack on the job training or industry experience. After the internship, students do not seek value in their efforts or time put-into the entire internship.

This internship has been designed such that the finalist will have the chance to personally experience the innermost workings of a company where you can meet and work with CXOs, department heads, team managers, specialist consultants and other employees

Who do I contact in UAE for queries about this program?

For questions, queries, concerns regarding the program please get in touch with UAE’s local CEO1Month support team at adeccoae.info@adecco.com.

Meet Mamata Gopinathan , Cluster CEO for One Month 2022 at The Adecco Group Cluster Turkey and MENA.

Meet Mamata Gopinathan as she begins her journey as Cluster CEO for One Month 2022 Turkey and UAE. She completed her first week shadowing Adecco Middle East Country Head, Mayank Patel.

Click here to know about her first week as a CEO for One Month at Adecco.

CEO for ONE MONTH

Earn Like a Boss

Enjoy A First Class Paid Internship

This is for Real

The CEO collaborates with senior leadership to learn how big-time business decisions are made.

Earn a Promotion

The CEO develops and pitches a special project with the goal of being selected as our Global CEO for One Month in Europe!