market top banner

Got questions about INKOMPASS? We're here to answer them all

A INKOMPASS college internship program offers a 2-cycle approach because it is an experiential job interview, giving you a better chance to showcase your skills and abilities and giving us a better chance to get to know you.

Across the two cycles, you will work on projects that will allow you to discover our business challenges, opportunities, processes and systems.

The 1st cycle will give you the opportunity to discover several aspects of our company (i.e. operations, people and culture) through projects that allow you to interact with people from different areas.

The 2nd cycle will give you the opportunity to experience a deep dive into a specific department or functional area.

A We strive to ensure you have a great 1st cycle experience so that you eagerly look forward to get selected for the 2nd cycle.

However, in case you do not want to continue, there is no obligation for you to do so.

A Staying in touch with you throughout your internship journey is very important to us. You will hear from us between the 2 cycles of your internship, through:

1. Invitations to company activities and events;

2. Communication from your COACH and BUDDY.

A If you apply and are accepted to an INKOMPASS internship in a country that is not your primary country of residence, you will be responsible for covering any expenses that may arise in order for you to be present and available in the internship country for the duration of each cycle. You must have a valid visa to work in New Zealand during the times stated above to apply for the INKOMPASS program.

If, on the other hand, we send you to another country for business purposes, then all related expenses will be covered.

A The application steps are the following:

1. Complete the online application by clicking APPLY NOW. If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next step.

2. Complete two online tests:

- A Numerical Test will assess your ability to manage and analyze data

- A Situational Judgment Test (SJT), also called Intern Talent Screener (INKOMPASS Only) Test, will assess your decision-making abilities on a wide   variety of simulated scenarios

3. Participate in an on-ground assessment (OGA), the final stage of the recruitment process. During the OGA, we will meet face-to-face and get to learn more about each other. You will have a chance to showcase your skills in business cases and team activities, network with other applicants, and meet current Philip Morris International employees. To celebrate all your hard work to make it this far, you and a friend will also be invited to attend our appreciation event where you can continue your networking opportunity in a more relaxed setting. If you meet the criteria, we may invite you to be an INKOMPASS intern!

A We are fortunate enough to potentially have two dates available for successful applicants to attend this year. As our On- Ground Assessment (OGA) will be held in Melbourne, Australia, New Zealand candidates will be flown into Australia (all costs will be covered by Philip Morris) and will have the opportunity to stay in a hotel close to the assessment centre and appreciation event at the cost of Philip Morris.

A Yes. You will be informed of your application progress during each step of the process by your registered email. Whether or not you meet the criteria to progress on to the next application step, you will receive an email confirmation regarding your status. If you do not hear back from us within 2-3 weeks of completing an application step, please contact us at

Our organisation believes strongly in development. All candidates of our OGA will have the option of a feedback session (via phone), where we will debrief on their performance during the assessment centre.

A The internship for 2019 will start on Monday the 7th of January 2019. It will last for 6 weeks and will finish on Firday the 15th of February 2019. Whilst there is not flexibility on the days of the internship, we do have flexibility around the times you would like to start and finish, working from home and so on.

A New Zealand has a flexible working arrangement embedded in the culture, so whether you like to get in earlier and finish earlier, or the complete opposite, this is something that we would be happy to accommodate.

A Yes, the INKOMPASS internship offers a very competitive salary. There are also many other benefits during the internship program, which will be discussed during the on ground assessment.

A Depending on the project scope and expected deliverables, projects may require individual or group work. In any case, you can be sure that all projects will be meaningful, challenging, and give you the opportunity to showcase and further develop your skills, whether it is in an individual or group setting.

A Every INKOMPASS intern will receive day-to-day guidance and support from their COACH, who has the same function as a supervisor. He / she will introduce you to your project, clarify expectations, guide you on a day-to-day basis, and provide you with feedback.

In addition, you will also receive support from:

- Your PROJECT SPONSOR, who will ensure you have everything you need in terms of resources and budget to execute your proposals;
- Your BUDDY, who will help you answer general questions and network with different people and departments in the company.

A During the 1st cycle, you will complete a project with a definite scope and deliverables, based on which you will be assessed. We believe that both WHAT you achieve / deliver and HOW you do so is important. This is why you will also be assessed on the behaviors you display which should be aligned with our company’s work ethics.
Throughout the experience you will receive feedback and guidance so that you understand what is expected of you. The final assessment will take place at the end of each internship cycle.

A Your COACH and PROJECT SPONSOR will provide you with feedback throughout your INKOMPASS experience.

We also highly value your insights, feedback, and ideas, so please share them with us as well!

A Yes you can, this can be discussed to successful candidates if this is something that they would like to do.

A If you successfully complete both cycles of the INKOMPASS internship and meet the required performance standards, you may receive a job offer at the completion of your 2nd cycle.