Way to work

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The Adecco Group’s Programs for Youth Employment

The Way to Work™ program was launched in 2013 to help ambitious young professionals launch their careers: providing them with the resources, job opportunities, and internships they need to take the first steps to building lifelong successful careers.

Way to Work™ is made up of three initiatives: CEO for One Month, Experience Day, and Internships.

CEO for One Month | Applications Open Feb 7th | Apply Here

The Program

The Adecco Group is looking for an ambitious individual to join the team for a 1 month paid internship shadowing the Canadian President and Country Manager.

As the Canadian CEO for one month, the selected applicant will have the opportunity to work, travel, and make decisions with the Canadian President: attending all their meetings, running events with their team, and traveling together (if need be). It is a once in a lifetime experience to see what it’s like to work as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The paid internship takes place over the month of June 2017 and is headquartered out of the Toronto office.

Get the internship experience of a lifetime; apply to be The Adecco Group Canada’s CEO for One Month.

Additional Opportunities

In addition to the opportunity to intern at The Adecco Group with the Canadian President and Country Manager, the selected applicant will also have the opportunity to apply for The Adecco Group Global CEO for One Month Program. If accepted, the top 10 global candidates will take part in an international leadership bootcamp (Amsterdam and Tokyo in 2016) and have an opportunity to be selected to intern with The Adecco Group Global CEO Alain Dehaze in Switzerland.

What are We Looking For in an Applicant?

It takes a really special individual to become a CEO for One Month of The Adecco Group, a Fortune 500 company with 32,000 amazing colleagues in 60 countries. For this once in a life time opportunity we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals in the early stage of their careers who demonstrate clear strengths and behaviours in the following areas:

  • Fast and Eager Learner
  • Not Intimidated by Complex Problems
  • Self Aware
  • Resilience and Drive
  • Ownership
  • Team Player
  • Innovative

The Application Process

Getting started is easy! Apply here: https://www.adeccowaytowork.com/ceo1month-en

The Adecco Group CEO for One Month application process is broken down into 3 stages:

Round 1 – General applications – Open to all students and recent graduates
Round 2 – Top 30 Applicants – Video Submission
Round 3 – Top 4 Applicants – Phone/Video Interview with Canadian CEO & Management

Important Dates

Jan 1st – Feb 7th Pre-registration Open
Feb 7th Round 1 Applications Open
April 16th Round 1 Applications Close 11:59 p.m.
April 18th The Top 30 Applicants will be Selected and Emailed for Round 2
April 28th Round 2 Applications and Video Submissions Deadline
May 2nd The Top 4 Round 3 Applicants
May 4th Video Interviews with Canadian CEO & Management Team
May 12th Canadian CEO for One Month Announced

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the program’s terms and conditions.

Experience Work Day | April 26th

On April 26th 2017 The Addeco Group will open the doors for thousands of young people to the opportunity to shadow an employee and learn the career skills they need to make it in the job market in 2017.

Spend a day at one of our Adecco branches on April 26th and participate in a morning of employment workshops and an afternoon of job shadowing. Click here to learn more about how to participate in Experience Work Day in 2017.


Don’t let a lack of experience count against you. We are offering internships in some of the world’s leading companies. Apply now to get some valuable work experience under your belt and on your CV.

The Way to Work Internships tackle youth unemployment head on by providing employment opportunities for students and recent graduates — helping them to build the experience they need to kick start their career. More details to be announced – stay tuned!


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