We are looking for the next generation of circular economy pioneers.

Are you at the start of your career, a postgraduate student or an emerging innovator? Do you want to stay ahead of the curve, be a changemaker, and bring greater purpose to your working ventures?

Apply for the first in a series of circular economy learning offerings and join a global community of circular economy practitioners. This unique, free-to-learn programme has been designed to include a collaborative online phase and an exclusive four-day immersive workshop in London. Completing these two initial phases will lead to you shaping your role as an Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy pioneer.

What will you learn and experience?

The programme will increase your circular economy knowledge and skills through in-depth, expert-run sessions. It will allow you to learn from peers through collaborative team projects and connect you to a growing community of next generation circular economy pioneers. You will have an opportunity to expand your professional network and engage in conversations with active circular economy practitioners such as members of our CE100 business network.

The programme will consist of the following three phases:

Online collaboration phase

In the initial 6-week online collaboration phase you will connect with fellow participants, form small teams, and start working on a collaborative project while receiving mentoring support (2.5 hours of work per week).

Immersive workshop phase

The four day immersive workshop is all about empowering future circular economy pioneers. Delivering in-depth sessions, facilitated by experts - dedicated space will be provided for collaborative projects which stimulate peer-to-peer learning. The final day of the workshop will see you become part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s annual Summit which brings together our international networks, including business, academia, government and media. Exploring the latest trends and circular economy thinking, the Summit provides a wealth of learning and networking opportunities.

Circular economy pioneer phase

After the workshop you will join our community and start to define your path as a circular economy practitioner. By utilising your evolving knowledge, skills, and professional network, you will be able to shape your individual role in the transition to a circular economy by sharing your own circular solutions.

The call for applications is now closed

If you would like to stay up to date with our learning activities including future workshops, please register your interest.


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The programme has been made possible by the continued generous funding from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation.