What is ‘CEO for One Month’

Our ‘CEO for One Month’ programme offers a one-month, internship-of-a-lifetime opportunity for a talented individual, to experience life as a business leader. The UK & Ireland ‘CEO for One month’ will work closely with the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s board of directors to shape the direction of future strategies and support the day-to-day running of the company. 

Plus, the ‘CEO for One Month’ programme runs in more than 40 countries. A shortlist of 10 worthy winners from across the globe will get the opportunity to become the global ‘CEO for One Month’ working under the direct supervision of the CEO of the Adecco Group, Alain Dehaze.

The Application Process

Through a series of online assessments and video interviews, our panel of experts shortlist 10 applicants to take part in a one day assessment. Applicants are asked to present an idea both individually and as a group, before a formal interview with members of the board. Due to COVID-19, this year will be a virtual assessment day. Applications are now closed for this year’s programme.

Meet This Year’s 10 Finalists

Harry is a proactive mechanical engineering student from Leeds. He regularly engages with opportunities to develop his leadership abilities so that he can add value to organisations and the people associated with them. 

Connor is a finance undergraduate living and studying in Reading. He endeavours to add value wherever possible and takes every opportunity he can. He is a keen footballer, saxophonist and advocate for ESG development and solutions.

Avani is a highly ambitious self-starter. Her academic background features research on the politics of communication and ethnic minority political participation. Her professional experiences span banking, consulting, marketing, and research. In her spare time, Avani enjoys classical singing and cycling.

Luke is a first year law student at the University of Lincoln. He aspires to be his own CEO and business owner in the future. His hobbies include walking and he is also a qualified scuba diver.

Lauryn is a third year undergraduate studying mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in financial markets, behavioural economics, youth leadership and sustainable development. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and budding world traveller.

Kati is a third year economics student at Cambridge University. She has worked with Deloitte and been named the UK UGOTY Future CFO. Kati believes that “teamwork makes the dream work” and is interested in languages, travelling and board games.

Claudia is currently a student at London Business School studying for her Master’s in management. She was born and raised in Portugal and moved to the UK four years ago to pursue her undergraduate studies. 

Xiaofan is a final year engineering student at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. He was recently the full-time Programme Director of Cambridge University Eco Racing, where he led the team which developed “Helia“, the UK’s most efficient electric family car.

India is a Master’s student at Oxford University specialising in the history of medicine. She has experience in global supply chain strategy research, consultancy, and management. She is an enthusiastic individual with hopes to develop her leadership skills with the Adecco Group. 

Marcel is a physics finalist at the University of Cambridge. He is passionate about youth empowerment and climate change and while at Cambridge, Marcel founded the Cambridge faction of the global student consultancy named ShARE to explore these topics.