"Every journey to the top starts with the right choice!"
- Real-life challenges await the next generation of GROWWWers who kick off their international careers at MOL Group and join us in shaping the world through the oil and gas industry.
- GROWWW offers top talents a unique Business Education Program beyond relevant professional challenges.
- Since the start of the programme in 2007, 1,770 GROWWWers have joined MOL Group. 83% of them are still at the company and 37% have been promoted.
Budapest, 16th September 2015 – Today MOL Group, a leading international oil and gas company, welcomes freshly hired graduates as they start their international careers. During a two-day MOL Group OnBoarding event, held in Zagreb this week, 200 young professionals gained insights into the positive energy that MOL Group. MOL Group 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”, said Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Vice President of MOL Group.
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.
“With GROWWW I got an opportunity to start my career on an international level. During the one-year programme I had a chance to learn and experience how the oil and gas industry operates. MOL Group made a great decision when setting up this programme, as it helps fresh graduates to recognise their strengths and weaknesses, and see how they can develop personally and professionally. This was an excellent foundation for me to continue working in the company and deal with the everyday challenges of my current job as an HR partner”, said Dino Lučan, former GROWWWer.
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%),. 35% is above average for the oil and gas industry and what’s even more remarkable is that it’s above the average for MOL Group. 1,770 GROWWWers have been recruited since the programme started in 2007 and 37% of former programme participants have been promoted in the company.
With the outstanding GROWWW programme, MOL Group aims to develop and maintain a talent pipeline to accommodate its business needs. Through their award‐winning talent acquisition and talent development programmes GROWWW, FRESHHH and UPPP, MOL Group and its member companies have become some of the most attractive employers in the oil and gas sector.
About MOL Group
MOL Group is an integrated, independent, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 40 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 27,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years in the industry. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 75 years’ experience in the hydrocarbon field. 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.