Applications open for the Coca-Cola HBC International Leadership Trainee Program

The 2024 Coca-Cola HBC International Leadership Trainee Program is currently accepting applications. This program is designed for talented individuals who are just starting their professional careers. It aims to accelerate your international career in the Commercial sector and prepare you for future leadership roles. The program is set to commence in October 2024.

Participants in the program will gain international exposure and undergo a comprehensive leadership curriculum. They will have the opportunity to work in one of the 29 countries where Coca-Cola HBC operates. Throughout the program, trainees will be responsible for managing strategic projects that will enhance their skills and knowledge for future leadership positions.

The focus of the International Leadership Trainee program is on developing commercial expertise. Participants will learn firsthand about the company’s commercial strategy and will also hone soft skills, strategic thinking, public speaking, stakeholder management, and other leadership qualities. The ultimate goal is to accelerate your career progression and groom you to be a successful commercial leader who can drive innovation and growth within Coca-Cola HBC.

This program offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and international exposure. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on tasks both in the office and in the field, as well as work on impactful projects. Through our collaboration with Hult International Business School, we provide a blend of academic rigor and practical business knowledge to equip future leaders with the necessary skills.

The program will involve a challenging learning experience guided by senior leaders from Coca-Cola. The application process itself is designed to be a valuable educational journey for all applicants.


  • 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​


1. Competitive Pay

2. International Exposure

3. Partnership With HULT Business School

4. Hand-on Market Experience

5. A Complex Learning Experience 

6. Mentorship From the Senior Leader of the Organization

7. Accelerated Development in Commercial Areas

8. International Rounded Commercial Experience


  • Please submit your resume and respond to a series of questions. Upon completion, you will be required to take a Business Reasoning test and participate in a brief video interview.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in an interview with a Recruitment Manager and a Senior Commercial Leader. Following the interview, you will receive detailed feedback to aid in your self-assessment and readiness for the next phase of the process.
  • Experience a business simulation in the market with the assistance of our Sales team. You will be expected to observe, listen, and share your insights with the Country General Manager and the People & Culture Director during a meeting.
  • Participate in an online assessment day filled with interactions and simulations, followed by a one-hour session with a professional coach. These activities are designed to prepare you for the final step – a meeting with our Group Senior Leaders.
  • For further details, please visit the official website of the Coca-Cola HBC International Leadership Trainee Program.
  • Deadline: Unspecified

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