Water Polo Marketing Specialist
Athletes learn how to transfer those unique skills and assets, acquired during their sports career, into the labour market.
Companies gain access to world-class employees who have accumulated extraordinary traits and skills combined with the determination to excel in whatever they do.
Developing lifelong excellence for Olympians & Paralympians.
Increasing workplace diversity by providing opportunities for champions.
Athletes inspire and excite the world with their outstanding performance on the field of play. And they are so much more than what we see and perceive. That is why it makes sense for your company to hire high-performers who have exceptional attitude, drive and skills. Engage with the ACP to develop them to world-class employees who contribute to your organisation's success.
Retirement from sport is inevitable.
As an athlete, you need to think of a career after elite competition. Transitioning into the next phase of your career needs thought, planning and action. The better prepared you are, the smoother your transition. We support you with career counselling, job placement and much more to enhance your success beyond sports.
As an athlete you...
Adecco provides a stepping stone for elite athletes to become elite workers and gives companies access to world-class employees.
"...In a huge time of uncertainty, it was a huge help to have the ACP by my side..."
In 2009, injury forced Mechelle Lewis Freeman to retire earlier than she had anticipated. Listen to her story and how the IOC Athlete Career Programme helped her get a new perspective and prepared for life after athletics.
Understand your assets. Make informed decisions. Expand your network.
. . . We can help you discover who you are and where your interests lie. And together we can define the best career path for you. Let us show you what tools, skills, support teams and career options can put you on the road to achieving your goals.
. . . There are opportunities out there for intern- or traineeships and job placement. You will receive personalised advice and guidance built on Adecco's long-standing employment expertise. We will help you leverage your unique background and capabilities to successfully enter the job market.
Through the IOC and IPC Athlete Career Programmes, you have access to a pool of world-class talent for intern or traineeships and full or part-time employment. With athletes on your team, you showcase the values of your organisation. By increasing diversity in the workplace, the engagement and retention of your employees will improve. Show your commitment to the development of athletes, to the Olympic and Paralympic Movements as well as to society at large.
Many athletes and companies have already engaged in the IOC and IPC Athlete Career Programmes.
The ACP has reached over 15,000 elite athletes from more than 100 countries.
We have held trainings and workshops with 14 to 18 year-old athletes at the Summer and Winter Youth Olympic Games and we support both active and retired elite athletes working together with National Olympic and Paralympic Committees in countries and regions where Adecco has a presence - and even beyond through Outreach training activities.
Water Polo Marketing Specialist
Cycling & Skiing Virtual Recruiter
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These are only a selection of our stories of success.Read our many other athlete testimonials
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Elite athletes with your unique backgrounds and skills...
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Adecco will work with both to match the right people with the right jobs.
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The people behind the IOC & IPC Athlete Career Programmes.
"Combining sport with education or work has become increasingly challenging for athletes nowadays. This is where the ACP can help, by providing them with training opportunities and job placements, and thus achieving both sport and life goals."
(Chief Executive Officer, Adecco)
"The Athlete Career Programme is embedded in Adecco's core values team spirit, entrepreneurship, customer focus and responsibility. Integrating athletes into the workforce is part of our focus. Together with the IOC and the IPC, we recognise athletes' transferable skills such as passion, persistence and flexibility. We see it as our duty to ensure they have a future after their sports careers."
"The transition from competition to the workplace can be a difficult and daunting task for many. However, thanks to the co-operation with Adecco it will be far easier for athletes, who have many skills ideal for the workplace, to make the move smoothly and successfully."
4th Mar 2014
23rd Feb 2014