Baltika Breweries announces call for applicants for international educational program Young Global Pioneers

march 2, 2018

Young Global Pioneers Talent NetworkBaltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, starts candidates’ selection for a unique international educational program by Young Global Pioneers. Applications are accepted until 25 March 2018.

Young Global Pioneers (YGP) Talent Network is an international educational program for future leaders aged between 19 and 25 years old. Its mission is to unite the most talented young people of the world, expand their horizons, raise the level of cross-cultural communication and teach them to think globally in order to find innovative solutions to world problems together.

Young Global Pioneers Talent NetworkThis year, the YGP Talent Network program will begin with the educational tour to Tanzania and Zanzibar, held from 29 July till 18 August 2018. Within three weeks, over 20 peers from different parts of the world will unite to learn more about each other and develop an innovative look at the ways of solving world problems. Tour participants will learn about the culture, history, opportunities and challenges of the region, engage with local businesses and universities, meet up with young elite entrepreneurs, engage with youth from SOS Children’s Village, learn about circular economy and emotional intelligence, spend a day on safari, experience local art, music and customs and spend time with diverse young people from Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Young Global Pioneers Talent NetworkAt the end of the tour, all participants will become a part of the global talents network, on the basis of which further education and strengthening of cross-cultural ties takes place. The participants are expected to engage in online networking and learning activities for years to come, including online Global Reflection seminars every three months.

Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, gives young people an opportunity to win a YGP scholarship and participate in this educational tour. The YGP scholarship is supported by the Carlsberg Bequest.

The potential winner must meet the following criteria:

  • 19-25 years old, as per July 2018
  • Sufficient fluency in written and spoken English (as to have advanced conversations and build relationships)
  • Talented, ambitious and curious (no formal academic requirements)
  • Interested in taking part in a global talent network not only during the journey.
  • Comfortable with flying to and from Tanzania on their own (pick-up at the airport)
  • Education in areas close to ecology, sustainable development or business processes will be an advantage.

Young Global Pioneers Talent NetworkIt is necessary to fill in an application form to participate - answer questions and write an essay «Together for the future: how volunteers can contribute to achieving global sustainability goals» - and send a CV to E-mail no later than 25 March 2018. Three semi-finalists will be announced 9 April 2018. Thereafter YGP will select the winner.

 “YGP is not only a journey to Africa, it's not just new information, new acquaintances, new skills, it's an experience that makes you a better person. Try to pass the selection for the program - it is necessary, even if you are not sure if they will choose you. It's worth it. I must also say that you should not expect specific skills that will immediately make you a specialist in some sphere. YGP organisers try to give the participants what will make them the best people, and with the development and support will help to succeed. Many call it soft skills, however I would describe it as skills for the more productive and meaningful professional and personal life”, Evgeny Bezlyudny, the participant of YGP Learning Journey 2017 from Russia.

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Baltika Breweries LLC, part of the Carlsberg Group is one of the largest FMCG producers in Russia. Since 1996, the company has been ranked Number One in the Russian beer market. Baltika owns 8 breweries in Russia and enjoys an expanded brand portfolio. The company is an essential part of Carlsberg Group and its region of Eastern Europe which also includes Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer: its products are represented in more than 75 countries of the world, for 43 of them the company is the only Russian supplier in this category.

Carlsberg Bequest
The Carlsberg Foundation established 1 October 1938 - on the 50th anniversary for J.C. Jacobsen’s transfer of the brewery to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters - the Carlsberg Bequest in honour of brewer J. C. Jacobsen. Based on the charter the Carlsberg Bequest supports talent development of younger people as well as small and larger projects, contributing to communicating and promoting the understanding of science and its impact in society, especially focusing on the youth.

Carlsberg Group was established in 1847 by brewer J.C. Jacobsen. Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world today, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. More than 41,000 people work for Carlsberg Group, and the company products are sold in more than 150 markets. Find more information on  Brewing for a better today and tomorrow!

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