Thursday, June 21, 2012
By Pawan Rana
BMW launches International Management Associates Programme in India
BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the international programme designed for young professionals for a fast track career growth, five management graduates will be appointed from India. BMW Group in India has initiated an exhaustive selection process comprising seven qualifying stages and three steps in the interview process.
57 Associates will be selected for the programme in 2012 across 16 countries (Austria, Switzerland, China, Spain, Indonesia, India, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Abu Dhabi and South Africa).
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The Management Associates Programme comprises of two international assignments and three different rotations, where Associates will work in various strategic and operational projects with the BMW Group in India and internationally. During the assignments, Associates will gain insights into business processes, strategy, culture and BMW Group brands from both a local and global perspective. Furthermore, an experienced manager from BMW India will act as a personal mentor to support them throughout the programme.
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All Management Associates will have a common six-month assignment in Germany. This common placement will allow them to meet like-minded people from other functional areas and countries, build their international network and share the knowledge about their country. Management Graduates (Full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management / Masters of Business Administration / Chartered Accountant) with specialization in Sales/ Marketing/ Finance between 23-26 years of age with minimum work experience of 2-4 years are eligible for the programme.
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In 2011, five Management Associates, Ms. Preeti Dwivedi, Mr. Augustine John, Mr. Varun Pachisia, Mr. Nishanth Ramkutty and Mr. Gopakumar Krishnamurthy were appointed in the Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Logistics and Assembly functions at BMW India. As part of the programme, all five associates are presently undergoing their training in Germany.
Aspirants for the International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012 should e-mail their resume with passport size photograph in word document to firstname.lastname@example.org before 14 July 2012, clearly mentioning their specialization (Sales / Marketing/ Finance) in the subject.