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Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS is a student internship program that 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.

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 student internship program, 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?

If you apply and get selected as an INKOMPASS Intern for Slovakia, and this is not your primary country of residence, you will be responsible for covering any expenses that may arise (accommodation, travel, etc.) during your stay in the country and throughout the duration of the internship.

If, due to business purposes you need to reallocate to a different Country than the one you applied for, then all related expenses will be covered by the company.

What is the selection process like?

The application steps are as follows:

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 we will call you for a short phone discussion.

3. Participate in an on-ground assessment (OGA) in Slovakia, the final stage of the recruitment process. During the OGA, we will meet face-to-face and get to learn more about each other, participate on different activities and fun exercises. We end with an appreciation party, a celebration of your efforts and also a great networking opportunity and chance to meet some of the people that work at our business. Fun is a constant through this experience!

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

Unfortunately no other dates will be available.

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 2-3 weeks of completing an application step, please contact us at contact@inkompass.global.

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

The first cycle starts on 16 October 2017 and will finish on 16 February 2018. Second cycle will start in mid-March and will finish in mid-June.

What are the normal work hours?

20 hours/week. PM Slovakia operates a flexible working policy.

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

The interns will receive a competitive compensation package.

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

The projects that we assign to our INKOMPASS interns are carefully selected by our teams in each country. Depending on the scope and the expected deliverables of these projects, we decide if it is best that they are carried out individually or by a project team. In any case, we always make sure that all of our projects meet high quality standards and that they are meaningful and challenging for our interns.

Interns are never alone during their INKOMPASS experience. They receive support, coaching and feedback from their Coaches, Project Sponsors and Buddies.

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 it is equally 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?

We can discuss this topic individually once you are onboard.

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

INKOMPASS is a journey of mutual discovery. You get the chance to discover yourself, the company and your interest to join us. We may also provide the best fitting interns with a job offer.

We do this by conducting an individual assessment at the end of each internship cycle – based on your project deliverables and the behaviors you displayed throughout the internship – if you meet the required performance standards, you may receive a job offer on the last day of your 2nd cycle internship.