Associate Programme

On Purpose
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
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The On Purpose Associate Programme

‘Business’ and ‘society’ shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. If you want to move into a career that balances commercial thinking with social impact, we want to hear from you.

On Purpose is a full-time, year-long leadership development programme that will help you transition into a career that uses business for good. On the programme, you’ll work in organisations like Virgin Unite and Social Enterprise UK over two six month placements. You’ll receive training from top professionals – from McKinsey, the Design Council, the Big Issue and more. You’ll learn from experienced mentors and coaches. And you’ll become part of an invaluable community of emerging social enterprise leaders.

The programme is based in London, and starts on Wednesday 6th April 2016. You’ll work in your placements for 4.5 days a week, and spend half a day per week in training. Associates are paid £21,000 for the year, which is a stipend for training and development.

We’re looking for people with the potential to lead a positive change not just in themselves, but also in the way business is done. If you’ve got that potential, apply by 9am on Monday 12th October 2015 at

Upcoming Events

For more info, and to meet the team, Associates and Fellows, come along to one of our upcoming events: