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 206,000 in 2020, 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! 

Gain international exposure at the first phase of the program!

This year for the very first time the CEO for Month program for UAE and Turkey will take place together as one cluster. This means there will be one CEO for One Month representing the cluster UAE and Turkey. We invite applicants to follow the below steps for countries UAE and Turkey.

Key Information to note:

  1. Stage 1: Register your resume by selecting your respective countries of residence (UAE or Turkey)
  2. Stage 2: Enter the candidate screening stage (After the registration deadline 16th April, 2021)
  3. Stage 3: Candidates will be screened at local level in UAE and Turkey by respective CEO1Month program managers
  4. Stage 4: Top 10 candidates will be shortlisted from UAE and Turkey
  5. Stage 5:These 10 finalists will enter Cluster Bootcamp where Cluster CEO for One Month Turkey & UAE will be selected
  6. Stage 6: Cluster level program will take place in June or July 2021
  7. Stage 7: 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
  8. Stage 8: 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 2021

Considering the current pandemic situation, the screening and bootcamp process will be conducted on virtual platforms. Some areas of shadowing and mentorship at the cluster level will also be conducted on virtual platforms.

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CEO for One Month - FAQ's

What is “CEO for One Month”?

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, Alain Dehaze.

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 register for the program?

It is really easy to register at the program.

Simply visit the website (Click Here)  and register your application.

To successfully apply with CV, please make sure your CV is a readable digital PDF, .doc or .docx document (rather than a scanned image) and doesn’t contain any imagery that might interfere with text recognition. If your CV fails to upload successfully, please apply without CV – you can add it and any other documents separately later.

Deadline for UAE is 16th April 2021

How do I become CEO for one month?

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, Alain Dehaze.

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 get selected to become CEO for one month?

It takes a special individual to become a CEO for one month of the Adecco Group, a Fortune 500 company with 36,000 amazing colleagues in 60 countries. For this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals in the early stage of their careers who prove they have the CEO attitude!

Selection process for the cluster CEO1Month!

This year for the very first time the CEO for Month program for UAE and Turkey will take place together as one cluster. This means there will be one CEO for One Month representing the cluster UAE and Turkey. We invite applicants to follow the below steps for countries UAE and Turkey.

Key Information to note:

  1. Stage 1: Register your resume by selecting your respective countries of residence (UAE or Turkey)
  2. Stage 2: Enter the candidate screening stage (After the registration deadline 16th April, 2021)
  3. Stage 3: Candidates will be screened at local level in UAE and Turkey by respective CEO1Month program managers
  4. Stage 4: Top 10 candidates will be shortlisted from UAE and Turkey
  5. Stage 5:These 10 finalists will enter Cluster Bootcamp where Cluster CEO for One Month Turkey & UAE will be selected
  6. Stage 6: Cluster level program will take place in June or July 2021
  7. Stage 7: 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
  8. Stage 8: 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 2021

Considering the current pandemic situation, the screening and bootcamp process will be conducted on virtual platforms. Some areas of shadowing and mentorship at the cluster level will also be conducted on virtual platforms.

When does registration close in my country?

For UAE the registrations close on 16th April 2021.

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.

What is the selection criteria for CEO1Month?

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. A graduate with minimum 1 year experience.

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 backgrounds, careers and academic curriculums.

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 or call +971 521558290.

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

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

Aashish Rajesh, Adecco UAE CEO for One Month 2020!

Aashish Rajesh started his CEO1Month 2020 journey at Adecco Middle East on 13th July 2020. He witnessed an action packed month full of project management and on-the-job training under the direct mentorship of Mayank Patel, Country Manager at Adecco Middle East.

Here is a glimpse of his journey at Adecco UAE!

‘A view from the top’ is a brand new series by Adecco UAE that showcases the CEO1Month candidate journey at Adecco UAE. In this series we have Aashish Rajesh, CEO1Month 2020 sharing his experience shadowing Adecco UAE’s Country Manager Mayank Patel.

View from the top - Issue 1View from the top - Issue 2