March 1, 2014

HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme for Students Worldwide

HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (training)
Provider: HEINEKEN
Country to Study in: Several countries

Programme Description
Every year HEINEKEN employs graduates directly into different roles across its business and through its graduate recruitment schemes in some of its local market. Whilst some of these programmes have an international element, HEINEKEN has a specific programme for those focused on long term international careers (see 'Fields of study' below).

The International Graduate Programme (IGP) is your chance to make an impact from day one. The aim of the IGP programme is to develop a pool of internationally minded individuals with the potential and capability to become leaders within HEINEKEN.

Are you a driven, internationally mobile graduate that is ready to be challenged in a high-pace environment at one of the world’s most respected organisations? Are you ready to push yourself, both professionally and personally, to reach excellence in locations around the world? If so, HEINEKEN is looking for YOU!

HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme (HEINEKEN IGP)

At HEINEKEN the Company is driven forwards by having the right people in place and allowing these professionals to fulfil their potential.

Minimum Criteria for Eligible Applicants:
  • A degree or will graduate before September 2014 – preferably a Masters
    • If applying for Supply Chain, your degree needs to be in science or engineering
    • If applying for Procurement, your degree needs to be in business, financial, commercial, economic, or technical discipline
  • No more than 2 years of professional work experience in your chosen function (voluntary and internships do not count)
  • At least 6 months must be gained working, studying, or volunteering outside your home country
  • To speak at least three languages in business fluency (one of which must be English)
  • A desire to live and work abroad
  • To have proven leadership skills
  • To have an affinity with your chosen specialisation
  • To have a genuine interest in other countries and cultures
  • To be able to demonstrate your drive and desire to succeed
  • To have a drivers’ license (for Commerce applicants)
Every six months you will establish yourself in a new country, business area, job and team. It is quite a challenge so it is especially important that you are a fast learner who is friendly, adaptable and outgoing.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide wherein HEINEKEN operates.

HEINEKEN has operating companies in over 70 countries around the world, which makes it the world’s most international brewer.

Fields of study
The IGP programme is focused on these fields:
Commerce, Finance, Supply Chain, HR, Corporate Relations and IT

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor - the number differs per year

Sponsorship duration
You will spend 18 months getting to know the HEINEKEN operating companies by doing three 6-month assignments in three different countries within a specific function.

Programme benefits
The 70:20:10 Learning Philosophy - HEINEKEN uses a self-directed 70:20:10 learning philosophy, where 70% of learning is derived from ‘on-the-job’ experiences, 20% through relationships and feedback and the remaining 10% is delivered by formal training programmes.

Please see the official website (link to it is below) for more details on the 70:20:10 Learning Philosophy.

Method of Application
To apply, you must do so online at the designated website (link to it is below). However, you must be aware that you can only apply once for the 2014 HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme.

Note that if you submit more than one application for the 2014 HEINEKEN IGP you are jeopardising your chances of participation in the selection process.

To apply now, please see the Submission for 2014 HEINEKEN IGP.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information on this programme and also to access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The on-line application process will close on the 22nd of February, 2013 at midnight GMT+1 time.

The International Graduate Programme at HEINEKEN is a highly competitive programme with even higher expectations for those that make it through the selection process. Your past experiences have taken you this far but now it is up to you to take advantage of what HEINEKEN offers you to develop yourself into a Senior Manager within the HEINEKEN organisation. This requires you to be flexible, self-sufficient, open to feedback, gracious, and, of course, always represent the HEINEKEN organisation appropriately by staying true to the values of HEINEKEN: Enjoyment, Respect, and Passion. We expect all three from our International Graduates and will not settle for less.

If you believe you can deliver on these expectations at HEINEKEN then you will have a world of opportunity at your door. HEINEKEN offers you a truly global experience; we have operating companies in over 70 countries around the world, which makes us the world’s most international brewer. You will spend 18 months getting to know our operating companies by doing three 6-month assignments in three different countries within a specific function.

If you are ready for the experience of a lifetime, begin the application process!

Application Deadline: 5 March 2014
Open to International students: Yes

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