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Cambridge graduate becomes ‘CEO for One Month’

Cambridge graduate becomes ‘CEO for One Month’

A Cambridge Engineering graduate has been appointed as ‘CEO for One Month’ of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.

Ed was chosen from eight finalists following a rigorous assessment day where he impressed The Adecco Group UK&I judging panel with his initiative and excellent people skills.

Ed Broadhead (Homerton 2017) was chosen from eight finalists following a rigorous assessment day where he impressed The Adecco Group UK&I judging panel with his initiative and excellent people skills.

Ed, who started at the organisation this week, is one of 47 other ‘CEO for One Month’ participants appointed across the world.

He will spend the next four weeks shadowing The Adecco Group UK&I leadership team, gaining a unique insight into the organisation’s country and group operations, where he will experience HR, management, finance, marketing and public speaking. During his four weeks as 'CEO for One Month', Ed is also taking part in a worldwide selection process to become the global ‘CEO for One Month’, working alongside The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze.

The Adecco Group received over 4,000 applications in the UK for ‘CEO for One Month’, whittling it down to 120 video interviews and the final group of eight to attend the assessment day.

“I’m delighted to be given this extraordinary opportunity to work in a global organisation,” said Ed.

“I’m looking forward to learning all aspects of the business, from finance to marketing, and having the chance to build on, as well as demonstrate my skills. This is a unique opportunity to gain real-life experience and an understanding of what it is like to work for a large organisation.”

‘CEO for One Month’ is part of the worldwide Adecco Way to WorkTM programme, designed to help talent increase their employability and career prospects. The Adecco Group launched Adecco Way to WorkTM in 2013 to tackle issues including unemployment and skills shortages, develop people’s employability and help them enter the world of work.

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