HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Graduate Program Opens for Applications for 2020 intake
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 October 2019 -
The HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Graduate Program (APGP) will be taking applications from 7 October to 7 November 2019 for its 2020 intake. Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia) encourages all ambitious and eager Malaysian graduates to apply for the chance to enjoy accelerated career progression, under the expert guidance of HEINEKEN’s senior business leaders across the Asia Pacific region.
For 24 months, graduates will get the opportunity to rotate between four assignments every six months. The first assignment will take place in their Home Operating Company (OpCo) – HEINEKEN Malaysia, followed by two assignments, each taking place in one of the more than 20 HEINEKEN OpCos across Asia Pacific. Graduates will return to HEINEKEN Malaysia for their last APGP assignment experiencing a role in a different function.
Graduates who embrace the challenge of working in a high-paced, dynamic industry will fit right into the APGP. Designed to nurture future leaders in the region, the programme offers graduates with both formal and on-the-job leadership training, including management level mentorship.
Exposure to different working environments in three countries guarantees graduates a borderless platform for both professional and personal growth.
“The APGP is an excellent opportunity for us to introduce young talents to a promising career with HEINEKEN in Malaysia and across the Asia Pacific region. Our graduates from previous batches of the APGP have been playing a crucial role in their respective function during and after the programme. We look forward to welcoming a new batch of graduates for the APGP 2020 intake. We are confident that the cross-cultural and cross-functional approach that the APGP offers will empower graduates to Go Places with HEINEKEN and acquire an advantageous array of skills,” said Roland Bala, HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Managing Director.
HEINEKEN APGP is open to Malaysian graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, including but not limited to commerce, economics, accounting, finance, manufacturing, engineering, technology, food science, marketing, communications, law, amongst others. Interested candidates can find out more about the programme via the official website: https://careers.theheinekencompany.com/APGP/.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CURRENT HEINEKEN ASIA PACIFIC GRADUATES
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing & Management
University of Western Australia
Countries of assignments: Malaysia, Laos, Singapore
“The opportunity to immerse myself into a new environment has allowed me to become an agile situational leader, which is vital to thrive in a global company like HEINEKEN. I learnt the HEINEKEN way of brand building in my home OpCo Malaysia, and then moved into a new working culture and function at HEINEKEN Laos during my next assignment. My third assignment with the regional office gave me an overview of the strategic side of our business, with one of the highlights was working with a prominent Korean actor during a campaign video shoot! The APGP has allowed me to #GOPLACES and enhance my passion for marketing and the world!
Bachelor of Law and Social Anthropology
SOAS, University of London
Countries of assignments: Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia
“Rotating between the different OpCos is much more than just living in a new country every six months. Each OpCo has its own set of characteristics and challenges so what I learnt in the Malaysian market is very different to what I experienced in the Cambodian market. The transition from OpCo to the Regional office in Singapore was another interesting challenge as the regional role required me to adopt a more strategic mindset and assess situations from a holistic angle. The exposure to different markets and roles within Corporate Affairs pushed me outside of my comfort zone both professionally and personally.”
Bachelor of Food Science & Nutrition
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Countries of assignments: Malaysia, New Caledonia, Indonesia
“APGP gave me the opportunity to quickly adapt to a new culture and create positive changes in the company. The whole journey has been a great learning experience for me. During each assignment, I learnt about different Supply Chain systems from scratch and later on was able to set up and optimise these systems. I also learnt that sharing a common language is a great start to break down barriers. I have enhanced my French during my time in New Caledonia and mastered Bahasa Indonesia after two months with the Indonesia OpCo.”