On Purpose London

Careers at On Purpose London

On Purpose is a unique community of people who are using their careers to create positive social and environmental impact.

We develop people who put purpose before profit, and who will help bring about an economy that works for all – an economy that is equitable and sustainable for the long-term.

Our Associate Programme will celebrate its twelfth year in 2022. Running twice a year, the year-long programme works with a select group of high-potential career changers from a range of professional backgrounds, matching them to work with purpose led organisations, and supporting them through inspiring learning and development.

On Purpose operates as a social enterprise. We are a member of Social Enterprise UK, a founding UK B Corp, and a London Living Wage employer. We are based in London, near London Bridge, with offices in Paris and Berlin.

Working here puts you at the heart of an inspiring mix of people and organisations working to create positive change.

Our Mission & Vision

We believe in putting purpose before profit.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on On Purpose London

On Purpose is a community that aims to develop leaders for purpose-driven organisations. We have a shared philosophy of helping people to do work that matters and work that you care about, so we're delighted to see them make the Escape 100 list. Their landmark Associate programme is a career-changing venture that helps you to do real work in purpose-driven organisations, while undertaking an intensive learning and development programme. With such a direct impact on people's careers, their employees were some of the most satisfied of this year's competition.

Stats we are proud of

  • 1500+

    Community of Associates, Trainers, Mentors, Coaches & Hosts

  • 1500+

    Days of mentoring, training and coaching delivered

  • £10m+

    Value delivered to placements, as estimated by placements

  • 85%

    % of Associates continuing to work using business for good

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 9
  • 133
    % Female


  • Pension

    On Purpose will contribute of 5% of gross salary to your pension.

  • Holidays

    You will have twenty-five days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.

  • Welcoming Environment

    We are a community that welcomes diversity in all forms, through different professional and personal backgrounds.

  • Learning & development

    Learning and development sits at the very core of the Associate Programme. Beyond what is learnt whilst at placements, the Friday programme equips you with a wide range of knowledge, skills and a mindset to enable change. We provide space for peer learning, reflection and an opportunity to network with interesting people working in a wide range of organisations, across different sectors.