The Associate Programme is the perfect launch-pad for your purpose-driven career. It is a one year leadership programme that allows you to transition into the social impact space. It combines paid work with professional and personal development and you become part of an inspiring network of like-minded people.
The Associate Programme is full time, based in London and runs for 12 months from October 2018. You work in your placement 4.5 days a week and spend Friday afternoons with your cohort in training.
Here’s what the leadership programme looks like:
Placements: You work in two purpose-oriented organisations for six months, doing strategically important work and reporting to senior management within those organisations. Associates have, for example, managed a climate activism campaign at Ben & Jerry’s reporting to their European Head of Social Mission, built the food waste charity FareShare’s operational plan for new regional centres and analysed impact investment deals at Big Society Capital. You take on new challenges and use your existing skills to solve key problems for the organisations.
Mentors and coaches: You meet a mentor fortnightly who guides and challenges you to add value in your placement. You meet an executive coach every quarter focused on your longer-term development.
Training: Every Friday afternoon you hear from experts from diverse sectors who share their knowledge and experience with you and your cohort. We receive training from top professionals including McKinsey, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and our alumni who work in social enterprise organisations. Your cohort is also a powerful group of like-minded people with whom you share your learning and experience.
Community and network: We’ve had more than 1,500 Associates, placements, mentors, coaches and trainers across London, Paris and Berlin all of whom contribute to building a sustainable economy.
You must have a valid UK work permit to apply, as we are not able to sponsor visas for the programme. Associates have on average seven years of full-time paid work experience and we accept applications from candidates with at least two years full-time paid work experience.
Find out more at www.onpurpose.org/en/associate-programme/.
Interviews will take place in June and July.