Beginning in February, this year’s program received more than 200,000 applications from all around the world. Following a rigorous country-level review, 47 talented young people were selected to shadow their Adecco Group country CEOs, gaining a unique insight in to the business and the challenges faced by top executives.
In Luxembourg, Nicole Wagner, 22 years-old, holding a master degree in management as well as a bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg, came along for a month with Fabrice Poncé, CEO of The Adecco Group in Luxembourg.
These 47 then underwent further challenges and assessments, from which 10 finalists have been chosen to take part in a ‘global bootcamp’, taking place in London from 18-20 September. The bootcamp comprises of individual and group challenges that test the leadership, creativity, lateral thinking and innovation of these young stars.
Nicole Wagner stood out internationally and reached the final top10-selection. "We are extremely proud to bring Luxembourg's flag in an international challenge: the employability of young people is very important to us," commented Julie Noirhomme, member of the Adecco Group Luxembourg Management Committee.
Of these top performers, only the most exceptional all-around candidate will be selected as the global CEO for One Month. He or she will have the chance to work alongside the Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze, for an entire month, attending international business reviews with senior managers, contributing to strategy meetings and offering fresh ideas around the future of work. On the road, across countries and in the boardroom, this young leader will help to run the world’s leading workforce solutions partner.
“Our ‘CEO for One Month’ program is a unique opportunity to help young people thrive in their careers, by giving them highly effective work-based learning and increasing their confidence and exposure. It is testament to the strength of the program, that many candidates join us and our customers in permanent roles after it has finished”, said Alain Dehaze, the Adecco Group CEO.
The final awardee will be announced on 20 September via Facebook Live.
The ten finalists on their way to the bootcamp are: Nicole Wagner, Luxembourg; Beatrice Partain, Sweden; Diego Alejandro Utreras Dávila, Ecuador; Lisa Frommhold, Germany; Miguel Castillo Moles, Spain; Mirko Raimondi, Italy; Olivia Poulin, Canada; Sara Maria Sustelo Santos, Portugal; Yolian Ogbu, USA and Zoey Tong Si Hui, Singapore.
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About « CEO for One Month »
Adecco Way to Work is an initiative of The Adecco Group that through different programs offers advice, guidance and work experience for young job seekers to kick-start their careers. The ‘CEO for One Month’ program began in Norway in 2011 and has since grown in to a flagship initiative for The Adecco Group. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based learning.