International Leadership Trainee Program

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The International Leadership Trainee Program is for high caliber talents at the beginning of their professional journey. This program is built to fast-track your international career in Commercial and prepare you to become the leader of tomorrow.  The program start date is 1st of Oct 2023.​

  • This is a top-notch program, that will accelerate your professional development and your international career.
  • You will get a mix of hands-on tasks at the office and in the market, and impactful projects.
  • This will be a complex learning process, mentored by Coca-Cola Senior Leaders.​
  • The application process is an educational journey.​

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Bring your own magic - talent, personality and wit - and join a top-notch leadership program. Find out more about this and apply now!

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We are looking for people who aspire to have an international career in the commercial area and wish to influence and make an impact in a fast-paced and diverse environment. We are interested in seeing your leadership potential, so share with us your experience leading others; on the job, in student associations, NGOs, sports teams, start-ups or any other field.​​

  • You want to build a commercial career in a high-performance driven environment (e.g. sales, digital commerce, commercial finance)
  • You are determined, curious and self-driven​
  • You enjoy assignments that provide variety, intensive collaboration and challenge​
  • You are open to different people and perspectives ​​
  • You are ambitious to lead change, projects and people​​
  • You are open to relocate to another country to accelerate your career​​
  • You have 1-3 years of work experience in any business-related area​
  • You have a university degree or you are in your last year at university and able to commit full-time (40 hours/ week)​​
  • You are fluent in English​​
  • You are legally eligible to work in the country for which you apply​

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The International Leadership Trainee program is dedicated to build commercial expertise. This means you will be able to learn on-the-job how we are creating and implementing our commercial strategy. You will also develop significant soft skills, strategic thinking, public speaking, stakeholders’ management and other leadership capabilities. The end goal is to fast-track your career, so you can become a commercial leader and move Coca-Cola HBC further on, through innovation and leadership. 

The program lasts 18 to 24 months and it will start October 2023.​ After the program, based on your performance, you may have the opportunity to continue your professional journey to the top of the company. 

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We have reimagined the entire recruitment process. Usually, when you apply to a role, you just find out if you got in or not. But this is totally different! 

We have designed the selection process as a learning journey, so you can enjoy the road, not just the destination.​

Unlocking each step of the application process, you will receive a learning gift. We have  prepared exclusive webinars with our business leaders, market assignments, learning sessions and materials.​

Moreover, you will get feedback on demonstrated strengths and opportunities for improvement, as well as advice for the next step in the journey.​

Passing the Acceleration Center, you will get an individual meeting with a coach, plus written report with evaluation and development recommendations.​

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Do you know that 1 billion jobs will be ​transformed in next decade? How to prepare for it?  What development strategy you should apply? Are you ready for new market requirements?​

If you are interested in these topics, join our one hour webinar! Our speaker will be Ioanna Vasilakopoulou, Group Talent Development Manager in Coca-Cola HBC.​

The webinar will take place on the 19th of May, 12:00-13:00 EEST.​

What is the

selection process?

Be ready to get challenged and go through different experiences that are designed to enhance your self-awareness, broaden your perspective, and build further important skills.

We strongly believe the time and efforts you invest will pay off, regardless if you are accepted to the program. Throughout the process, you will have the opportunity to receive targeted feedback, coaching and guidance to enhance your career growth. You will have access to various webinars and learning materials, customized to your needs.

Are you up to the challenge? 

1. 1.


Send us your CV and answer a few questions. Once you are done, we will ask you to go through a Business Reasoning test and complete a short video interview. Ready to manage the first impression?

2. 2.

& competence 

You will be invited for an interview with a Recruitment Manager and a Senior Commercial Leader. After the interview, you will receive extensive feedback, to support your self-reflection and prepare you for the next process step. Always wanted to experience this, right?

3. 3.

& GM interview

Let’s go to the market with a business simulation. You will be supported by our Sales team, you will be asked to observe and listen, then share your reflections with the Country General Manager and the People & Culture Director during a meeting. Ready to share your insights?

4. 4.

International Assessment Center & final meeting with Senior Leaders

The online assessment day will be full of interactions & simulations, followed by 1-hour session with a professional coach. All this is to prepare you for the final stage – a meeting with our Group Senior Leaders. Feeling inspired already?