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IOC and IPC Athlete Career Programme

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete Career Programmes are designed to help high-performance athletes, as well as retired Olympians and Paralympians, to address their education, life skills and employment needs in order to enhance their prospects of success beyond competition. The focus of Adecco’s role is to provide career development and job placement to help ease the transition of the athletes into the workforce. Adecco also involves employers to help them identify and understand the qualities athletes can bring to their business. The programmes have been in place since 2005 (IOC) and 2007 (IPC) respectively and have assisted over 7,000 athletes in more than 33 countries.

Adecco also involves employers to help them identify and understand the qualities athletes can bring to their business. One highlight of 2010 was the creation of the Team USA Career Program by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in partnership with pilot partners, Adecco and Hilton Worldwide. The Team USA Career Program was developed to provide a part-time, flexible employment programme for elite athletes, while allowing them to pursue their Olympic dreams, as well as help lay foundations for a career beyond sport.

We have also helped young aspiring athletes address their career goals. During the first ever Youth Olympic Games, which were held in Singapore in August 2010, over 200 young athletes from 69 countries attended IOC ACP workshops, which were held in seven different languages.

In 2010, Adecco UK launched the IPC ACP in conjunction with the ParalympicsGB. The programme is open to around 3,000 competing and retired Paralympians. Aligned with London’s 2012 ambition to use the power of the Paralympics to change people’s lives, the ParalympicsGB ACP will make a lasting difference to the promotion of diversity.

More information about the IOC ACP and the IPC ACP:
http://www.olympic.org/elite-athletes
http://www.paralympic.org/Athletes/

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