Heineken Lanka recruits graduates for third consecutive year | Sunday Observer

Heineken Lanka recruits graduates for third consecutive year

27 September, 2020

Heineken’s ‘Asia Pacific Graduate Program’ is the beverage company’s innovative talent program that engages and inspires potential recruits across the Asia Pacific region.

Launched in 2017, this initiative demonstrates the diversified opportunities available to candidates regionally across the business.

The two-year training platform consists of four assignments, each of which are six months in duration.

This year, the Asia Pacific Graduate Program garnered over 10,000 applications regionally with approximately 800 applications from Sri Lanka. Graduates from the top 300 universities in the world as per latest university rankings are eligible to apply.

After a series of interviews and assessments including a regional assessment in Singapore, two candidates from Sri Lanka were selected for the 2020 cohort. Managing Director of Heineken Lanka Limited, Dusty Alahakoon said, “This program is one of our many initiatives to infuse Sri Lankan talent into the regional talent pool.

We are committed to providing global standard training and development opportunities for our employees, equipping them with the necessary skill set and multi-level exposure to broaden capabilities necessary in an ever-evolving business context.

We are confident that this will create a new breed of professionals for Sri Lanka, ready to take on strategic positions to face the international arena and propel growth for the country.” Over the past three years, Heineken Lanka has recruited 10 graduates through this program. Upon successful completion, the Asia Pacific Graduates take on managerial roles within Heineken and are groomed for management positions.