Complete the form below to start the eligibility process.

Are you African, under 30, and looking for employment?

We can help. Our dedicated “talent agents” will work with you to find and maintain a job in Africa or remotely around the world.


Your talent agent will coach you to seek and seize the right opportunity for you, right now.


Our Pan-African, and global network of employers are looking for exceptional talent in all fields.


If eligible, you will be joining a network of like-minded, talented young Africans seeking impact.


We help you "skip the line" and stand out with your CV, your mindset, and communication.

How it works

1 Apply

Tell us about your experience, skills, mindsets and passions.

2 Get Selected

We know talent when we see it and typically select the top 5%.

3 Get Connected

Work with your talent agent to find meaningful opportunities.


Our Investment in You

We invest deeply to help you find a job over the course 12 months. Once you are employed, we continue supporting you for the next 5 years; ensuring you retain your job, find new ones, get promoted, and keep earning higher salaries.

Who We Are

The Room for Young Professionals is an initiative of African Leadership Group; the organization that brought you African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University and African Leadership Network.

Over the years, we’ve connected thousands of talented young Africans to opportunities. Our graduates work at the world’s top companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, McKinsey, Coca-Cola, IBM, Standard Bank, KCB and more.

We only get paid when you get paid

You pay nothing upfront. When and only when you get a job earning more than $400/month, you'll pay your membership subscription of $50 per month.

Your membership subscription includes your access to on-going support from your agent and our talent community.

If at any given time, you lose your job during the 5-year period, our agents will work with you to help you find another job. And if you're not working, your subscription pauses until you are again.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible; you must be African, below the age of 30 and currently unemployed.

How do I benefit?

Upon selection, you get paired with your personal talent agent, called a Pathfinder. They will work to understand your skills, experience, and mindset to help you seek and seize your next opportunity for meaningful work. We provide you with the tools and job readiness training to help you improve your job search and be better ready for launching your career. And that's just the start of your next chapter.

How do I apply?

The application process is a challenging and enlightening digital experience to help you learn more about where you're going, and help us know how to help you get there.

What are my chances of being selected?

Your chances are as good as anyone else's. We typically select only the top 5% of talent on the continent. And they all have the same thing in common: they finish the application; they are driven; they are humble; they are growth-minded. Sound like you?

Am I guaranteed a job?

No. But you don't begin paying your subscription until you have one making $400 or more per month. That's why we select the best-fit, most work-ready young people.

What is my financial contribution?

You pay nothing upfront. Qualifying participants receive their personal talent agent, access to our network, and relevant opportunities in exchange for 5 years of membership in The Room.

When, and only when, you get a job earning more than $400/month, you begin paying your membership subscription of $50 per month for 5 years while we continue to support you on your journey to advance, grow, and earn more.

If you're employed but making less than $400/mo you'll pay a reduced subscription amount while you and your Pathfinder continue to chart your career journey.

If at any given time, you lose your job during the 5-year period, our agents will work with you to help you find another job. And if you're not working, your subscription pauses until you are again.

How do I contribute to the community?

You contribute to this growing community by creating value in your work and by creating value in the community through sharing advice with your peers, mentoring those who come after you, and supporting your fellow leaders.

Additionally, you succeed so that you can create opportunities for others. You do that through leadership. You also pave the way for the young leaders that follow you by maintaining good standing with your membership.

Why does this community matter?

Did you know that 75% of jobs are never advertised and 80% are filled by word of mouth? Communities of support and opportunity exchange matter. But it only works if we all contribute. If you're ready to be part of that network and solution, please apply and join us.

What if I don't qualify?

We can help you get the training and skills you need in our programmes at ALX. Learn more here.

Apply Now

Start your application and the next step of your journey right now.