The 2022 intake of the HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Graduate Programme (APGP) is now open and receiving applications from Malaysians hailing from all states. In a challenging climate, Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia) remains committed to providing world-class opportunities for young talents to brew a career.
Wait no more as the APGP is accepting applications from fresh graduates and prospective talents from now till October 12.
A regional initiative to nurture talent, the APGP is a 24-month programme that provides invaluable experience and exposure to grow and enhance the capabilities of the trainees.
APGP trainees will complete four assignments of six months each, with the first two assignments taking place in their Home Operating Company (OpCo), HEINEKEN Malaysia, followed by two assignments in one of the HEINEKEN OpCos in Asia Pacific.
Throughout the programme, the trainees’ performance would be evaluated, and successful graduates of the programme will be offered a position.
“HEINEKEN is the world’s most international brewer. In Asia Pacific alone, we are present in 24 countries, including Malaysia. Through the APGP, we welcome the best Malaysian graduates to build an exciting career with us. We believe that our people are our most valuable asset and through the APGP, we are committed to providing Malaysian talents with the right training and development to become high potential future leaders in HEINEKEN,” explained Victoria Ang, HEINEKEN Malaysia’s People Director.
In terms of academic qualifications, the programme is open to Second Lower Class Honors Degree and above, or its equivalent. Candidates applying for positions in the legal function should have no more than five years of working experience, whereas candidates applying to other functions should have three years or less of working experience.
As for ideal traits, HEINEKEN is looking for candidates with good business English proficiency, have genuine interest in experiencing other countries and its cultures and have proven leadership skills and extra-curricular involvement throughout their studies. Candidates should also be mobile and have a desire to work and live within the Asia Pacific, as well as be highly-driven with a desire to succeed.
The programme offers successful applicants formal and on-the-job leadership training, including mentorship from some of the most experienced talents in the business. Through the rotation concept under the APGP, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for the job, while gaining experience working in various areas of the business, thus accelerating their career progression. This helps to set the graduates up for success in one of the seven business tracks: Commerce, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, Legal, Digital & Transformation.
“My APGP journey has been a fulfilling one; I’ve been working on exciting projects and networking with colleagues from across the globe. There’s also a wonderful support network comprising other APGs in Asia Pacific,” said Teong Zee Khai, who joined the 2021 HEINEKEN APGP intake and started his journey with HEINEKEN Malaysia in February 2021. Zee Khai graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2020 and is presently attached with HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Engineering team in the Supply Chain department.
Find out more about the programme and register online at: https://careers.theheinekencompany.com/APGP/content/Apply-Now/