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Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS 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 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?

Sure, you can apply for the program. But, please, keep in mind we do not provide any accomodation or any other (visa, etc.) support to foreign applicants.

What is the selection process like?

You have to apply for the paid internship. For INKOMPASS FINANCE stream, we will start the application and selection process on February 11th, 2019. You can apply via the InKompass website having selected the country "Ukraine". During the selection process you will have to take 2 tests. If you pass both successfully you will be invited to the on-ground assessment, which will take place week of March 18th 2019 in Kharkiv. The selection process will be finalized by March 28th, since the first stage of the internship starts on April 1st, 2019.
For INKOMPASS GENERAL stream, we will start the application and selection process on March 12th, 2019. You can apply via the InKompass website having selected the country "Ukraine". During the selection process you will have to take 2 tests and an online interview. If you pass both successfully you will be invited to the on-ground assessment, which will take place week of May 13th 2019 (location to be confirmed prior to OGA, either in Kharkiv or in Kiev). The selection process will be finalized by May 31st, since the first stage of the internship starts on July 1st, 2019.

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

For INKOMPASS FINANCE stream, the on-ground assessment will take place in Kharkiv. If you can not attend the on-ground assessment, you will unfortunately not be eligible to the program, as there will be no other assessment dates. However, feel free to apply to the INKOMPASS GENERAL stream as well - please note however that the INKOMPASS GENERAL stream does not offer finance internships.
For INKOMPASS GENERAL stream, location of on-ground assessment to be confirmed and will be communicated to you before the assessment date. The on-ground assements will take place on week commencing as of May 13th 2019.

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?

For INKOMPASS FINANCE stream, the first stage of the internship will start on April 1st and finish on August 31st, 2019. The second stage will start in September and finish in March, 2020.
For INKOMPASS GENERAL stream, the first stage of the internship will start on July 1st and finish on December 20th, 2019. The second stage will start in January and finish in June, 2020.
Of course, there can be some flexibility with the start / end date depending on your individual curriculum, but in any case, you will have to deliver your individual project, which is the essential part of the internship

What are the normal work hours?

Normal work hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. At the same time you may easily combine you study and internship, thus the time of work start & finish may be flexible

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

Yes, INKOMPASS is a global internship program that ensures you will be paid during the internship. You will have a self-service contract for that period.

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!

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

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