MOL Group’s adventure for students: UPPP 2015

MOL Group is launching its international talent acquisition programme UPPP, now in its second year. This year’s motto “Your adventure awaits...” reflects the very essence of the contest. Students are invited to apply for the programme via the UPPP online simulation game before 15 October, where they will compete in virtual scenarios over the internet, solving industrial and strategic tasks developed by MOL Group. The top three teams will then compete for the main prize, while the best talents may have the chance to kick-start their career at MOL Group through our 18-month “UPPP Technical Placement Programme”.

Students whose major field of study is geoscience, petro-technical or engineering project management are invited to enrol in the online competition at from 24 September to 15 October. To prepare for the online simulation game they need to invite friends or look for potential teammates in the registration database, and select based on country, university or specific field of study. The top five teams will compete in the live finals in Budapest for a total prize pot of €25 000, while the best talents may receive job offers or a chance to take part in the “UPPP Technical Placement Programme” at MOL Group.

MOL Group is encouraging especially young female students to apply for the UPPP programme. Hina Arshad is a young woman working as an assistant production engineer at MOL Pakistan. Her advice to the next generation of UPPPers: “Participants will experience opportunities, challenges and diversity. Students will be able to test their skills and technical knowledge, and challenge themselves on how effectively they can apply these to create value and be productive. They will interact and work with other students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Believe in yourselves, step forward and prove yourselves!”

Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Vice President of MOL Group added: "We are proud of our award-winning talent acquisition programmes which challenge traditional ways of hiring future employees and offer a unique approach to supporting the development of young professionals. This year we continue the adventure with even bigger enthusiasm and offer qualified top students real-life challenges and the opportunity to join MOL Group’s Upstream division. The UPPP programme is dedicated to those students who are searching for new adventures and want to start their careers in the oil and gas industry."

The 18-month technical placement programme is based on four pillars, which include practical experience, structured theoretical curricula with a focus on business and technical content, and training units that will give insights into MOL Group work. The main objectives are to develop essential entrepreneurial skills and technical expertise.

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Published on 13/10/2015

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