We develop the best professionals into the next generation of social enterprise leaders - those who will tackle social and environmental problems by harnessing the power of business for good.
London, United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012
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On Purpose Associate
Want to use your professional skills to change the world through business?
London, United Kingdom
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Passionate about using business to solve some of society's biggest problems?
We believe that business can and must address societal challenges and our aim is to prepare the next generation of talent who will lead this change.
On Purpose is a one-year paid programme that kick-starts your career in social enterprise. It is a unique experience-based programme that also greatly amplifies your knowledge of and networks in, the social enterprise space. Read more about why to apply here.
Associates undertake two 6-month paid work placements and are provided intensive 1:1 support along with a world-class programme of weekly training sessions. These are delivered by professionals from organisations as diverse as McKinsey, Bain, IDEO, The Big Issue, UnLtd and Bridges Ventures.
We are now accepting applications for our April 2013 cohort. We 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 the public sector. On Purpose has provided these Associates with opportunities to advance their careers and find meaningful and challenging positions across the social enterprise space and beyond.
On Purpose was started in 2009 and this will be our fifth cohort of Associates. In the past we have placed Associates at organisations such as The Young Foundation, Big Society Capital, HCT Group, O2, Bridges Ventures, Comic Relief and ToughStuff. Many of the Associates have continued to work for one of their placements and others have taken up exciting roles across the social enterprise space.
Tom Rippin, the founder, left McKinsey & Company to work in the social sector. He has worked in senior positions at Comic Relief and (RED) before starting On Purpose. He is also the chairman of Spice, a social enterprise that uses time credits for community engagement and The Shaftesbury Partnership, a social business that creates and inspires trailblazing social reform.
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