On Purpose

Become a placement host


At On Purpose, we recruit talented professionals to help scale organisations that use commercial approaches to create positive social or environmental change.

Our leadership programme helps these high calibre professionals develop rapidly by providing them with hands-on work experience, tailored training akin to a social enterprise "mini-MBA" as well as one-to-one mentoring and coaching. 

As a placement host you work successively with two of our participants (Associates) for six months each over the one-year programme. Our Associates undertake a wide variety of work, from one-off projects to day-to-day business roles.


3 reasons to host a placement

  • £28.5k-£34k

    Cost of an Associate for the year. £22.5k salary (plus on costs) + £6k-£11.5k fee (plus VAT), depending on the size of your organisation
  • £43k

    Remuneration of comparable employees in placement hosts, as rated by our past placement hosts
  • £55k

    The average salary an Associate is earning before starting the programme

How to become a Placement Host

Here's how we go about finding the right Associates for you.

Case studies

Find out more

Find out more by reading our Placement Host Pack and then get in touch to have a conversation with us.