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Monday, 20 February 2012

Heineken International Graduate Programme 2012

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Heineken International Graduate Programme (IGP) 2012.  Ready for an International Graduate Programme that can offer you more? 200 brands. Over 70 countries. Three placements, in 18 months. There’s so much to see at HEINEKEN.

Every year HEINEKEN employs graduates directly into different roles across our business and through graduate recruitment schemes in some of our local markets, whilst some of these programmes have an international element, we have a specific programme for those focused on a long term international career.

  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain
  • HR
  • Corporate Relations 
  • IT
Our International Graduate Programme (IGP) is your chance to make an impact from day one. Our aim is to develop a pool of internationally minded individuals with the potential and capability to become leaders within HEINEKEN. Once on board you will enjoy responsibility, development opportunities, training, coaching, travel and an environment that both stimulates intellectually and rewards high performance.
 What is so great about HEINEKEN? Well our 200 leading brands and over 70 operating companies are a good place to start. The HEINEKEN brand is available across the globe, but we also brew a host of other famous brands, some reflecting local cultures and tastes and others that have reached beyond their local market. There is also our sponsorship of, the UEFA Champions League, rugby’s HEINEKEN Cup, the Rugby World Cup, and music venues around the world.

You will be exposed to:
  • An Induction Programme – A one week corporate induction will be organized prior to the commencement of your first placement in September 2012
  • International Experiences – Three international placements, each lasting six months. 
  • Career Development – A world-class training and support programme allowing you to manage your own career development
  • Skills Development – You will gain functional skills, in addition to unique exposure to different cultures and ways of working
Ideally you will need:
  • A degree – or about to graduate (preferably a Masters),
  • Be advised that if you are considering applying for Supply Chain that you will need to have a science or engineering background,
  • Up to two years of relevant work experience in your chosen function, with at least 6 months gained outside your home country,
  • To speak at least three languages; one of which should be English and any other two (with preference for European languages),
  • A desire to live and work abroad,
  • To have proven leadership skills,
  • To have an affinity with your chosen field of specialization,
  • To have genuine interest in other countries and cultures,
  • To be able to demonstrate your drive and desire to succeed,
  • A driving license.
The Selection Process:

What you will require to be successful

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.
You will need to:
  • Be internationally mobile
  • Speak a minimum of three languages fluently (one of which must be English) with preference given to European languages
  • Have or are about to complete a degree (preferably a Master’s degree)
  • Up to two years of relevant work experience in your chosen function, with at least 6 months gained outside your home country
  • Have proven leadership skills
  • Have affinity with chosen field of specialisation
  • Have a driving license
What you can expect:
  • STAGE 1: Fill out the application form. If your application is successful, you will be invited to complete an online assessment.
  • STAGE 2: Upon a successful online assessment, a telephone interview will follow. Based on the outcome of the telephone interview, you may be invited to a face to face interview close to your home or study location.
  • STAGE 3: If successful at stage 2, you will join a two-day assessment event. This event combines analysing data, presentations, role playing and socializing.
  • STAGE 4: Finally, if you are successful, you will be offered a place in the 2012 HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme.
Important dates to note during the application process:
Please find the most important dates during the application process in the table below:
Online application period Ends on 29 February 2012
Online assessment 1 March - 22 March 2012
Telephone interviews 26 March - 5 April 2012
Face to Face interviews 16 April - 30 April 2012
Assessment Centre Amsterdam June 2012
Start programme September 2012

Click here to apply online
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