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GROWWW Programme: Oil And Gas Group MOL Hires 200 Out Of 10000 Candidates


Hungary-based oil and gas group MOL has announced that it welcomed 200 freshly hired graduates as they start their international careers in the framework of MOL’s GROWWW programme. During a two-day MOL Group OnBoarding event, held in Zagreb this week, 200 young professionals gained insights into the Central European oil and gas giant, the company said.

From March 2015, graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia were able to apply to the GROWWW programme. Over the three-month application period this year, more than 10,000 candidates from various fields, including engineering, economics, geosciences and social sciences applied to GROWWW. MOL  launched GROWWW in 2007 and it has proven to be a great solution for finding and attracting talents. 1,770 graduates have been hired through the programme with a best-in-class retention rate of 83%.

We are proud to offer 200 ambitious, qualified top talents the opportunity to be part of MOL Group’s recruitment and development programme GROWWW as they start their international careers. With the GROWWW programme, young graduates receive the best possible opportunity to face real-life business challenges and actively shape the world through the oil and gas industry with their own positive energy – Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Vice President of MOL Group

During the intensive one-year programme, the students will gain insights into the industry by participating in the Business Education Programme (BEP) and establishing and developing professional relationships. Each GROWWWer is mentored by a senior colleague and can use MOL Group’s “SpingMe” application, which helps them to monitor and develop their personal knowledge and skills, including cultural awareness.

After finishing the programme, most of the GROWWWers can continue their career at MOL Group in expert, specialist or even manager positions. The majority have been part of MOL Group’s diverse workforce since the programme started in 2007 and remained at MOL Group. The GROWWW programme encourages women to accelerate their professional growth, and drew in a remarkably high percentage of female applicants this year (35%).

MOL Group, headquartered in Budapest, is active in over 40 countries with an international workforce of 27,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years in the industry. At the moment, there are production activities in 8 countries and exploration assets in 14 countries. MOL Group operates four refineries and two petrochemicals plants, under integrated supply chain management, in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, and owns a network of nearly 2,000 service stations across 11 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe.

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