Calling all high-flyers - could a social enterprise career be your next step?
We were contacted recently by the inspirational On Purpose and were keen to share this opportunity with our network. On Purpose is a one-year, full time leadership programme that helps high-flying professionals launch a career that combines the power of business with social and environmental objectives.
Would you like to kick-start your social purpose career? Could this be something for you or someone you know? If you are interested, you’ll have to be fast – their applications for the April 2014 intake close on Monday 30th September.
About On Purpose
Business is a powerful tool and On Purpose believes in harnessing this power towards positive social change. On Purpose is looking to work with the next generation of leaders and give them the tools to lead this change.
On Purpose was started in 2009 and April 2014 will be their seventh cohort. In the past, they have placed Associates in organisations as diverse as Big Society Capital, HCT Group, O2, Bridges Ventures, Comic Relief, Ben & Jerry’s and ToughStuff. Many of the Associates have continued to work for one of their placements and others have taken up exciting roles where they are able to use the skills gained at On Purpose to drive social and environmental change through business.
Associates gain invaluable experience, knowledge, and networks. They undertake two paid 6-month paid placements, coupled with intensive 1:1 support and world-class training provided by professionals from organisations such as McKinsey, Bain, IDEO, the Big Issue, UnLtd and Bridges Ventures, made possible by On Purpose’s diverse network.This unique experience-based program combines professional and personal development to help Associates kick-start a career with social purpose while developing the knowledge and network to help them succeed.
Could you be one of the next On Purpose Associates?
On Purpose are looking for professionals with a track record of achievement and two or more years’ work experience. Business has the opportunity to impact society in a positive way – On Purpose believe the future of business lies in this principle and are looking for outstanding individuals to help make this a reality.
They look for exceptional individuals, with strong problem-solving and inter-personal skills, a track record of achievement (including at least two years of paid work experience) and a strong commitment to using their career for good.
Past Associates have come from diverse backgrounds, having worked at some of the world’s top corporations, non-profits and in the public sector. On Purpose has provided these Associates with opportunities to advance their careers and find meaningful and challenging positions that allow them to utilise their skills for greater good.