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Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS global internship program offers a 2-cycle approach in its college internship program 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.

What happens if I don't want to commit myself to participate in the 2nd cycle?

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.

What happens between the 2 cycles of internship?

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.

I reside outside of the country where I would like to do my internship, can I still apply to the program?

We welcome applications from inside and outside of the country. However, all candidates must be able to attend the On-ground Assessment Day as the final round of the selection process. Moreover, candidates must cover any travel and logistics costs which may occur during the recruitment and the internship program by themselves. If you are a non-resident of Serbia, it is mandatory for you to have all the required documents as per Serbian Law, in order to be able to complete both internship cycles in Serbia.

What is the selection process like?

To apply for our paid internship, please follow the applications steps below:

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

If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next step.

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. If you meet the criteria, we may invite you to be an INKOMPASS intern!

If I cannot attend the on-ground assessment, are there any other dates available?

Participating in the On-Ground Assessment Day (OGA) is a mandatory step in the recruitment process. Currently we will be hosting two OGAs, 1 in Nis, 1 in Belgrade, between the dates 15-17.01.20 (exact dates to be confirmed). Unfortunately, we are not able to provide additional dates to the ones already set. However, we will inform you well in advance if you are eligible for the final round, hoping that this will allow you to properly plan your schedule and join us.

Will I receive feedback if I don’t get selected? When?

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 weeks after applications closing date, please contact us at inkompass.rs@pmi.com

When will the internship start and how long will it last? Is there any flexibility with these dates?

First cycle of internship starts from February 1st, 2020 and it lasts until end of July. Break between 2 cycles is planned for August but there will be flexibility around these dates and it depends on business needs and your University activities (for example, exam weeks).

What are the normal work hours?

Our employees are usually at the offices between 8:30am and 4:30pm (in Nis) or 9am - 5pm (in Belgrade), but we have flexible working hours as a benefit.

Is the INKOMPASS internship paid? What contractual conditions will I be under as an intern?

Yes, the INKOMPASS internship offers a competitive salary. You will be contracted under a service agreement.

Will I be assigned a group project or an individual project?

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.

What type of guidance and support can I expect to receive throughout my program, to help develop me professionally?

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.

What is the criteria for advancement to the 2nd cycle of the program? How will I be assessed?

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.

Will I receive feedback regarding my performance? When?

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!

Can I use my internship project experience as a university assignment and / or as credits for graduation?

No, this is completely dependant on each faculty specifics, so our company cannot guarantee that this can be accepted as per their requirements.

Will I receive a job offer with Philip Morris International when I complete my internship?

If you successfully complete both cycles of the INKOMPASS internship and meet the required performance standards, at the completion of your 2nd cycle, you may be offered with the opportunity to further progress your career withing our company.