Young Graduates Employment Program, HELPE

At HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies, we implement a series of coordinated and targeted actions by which we support and invest in the young generation, i.e. those youngsters who excelled during their academic career through their own personal efforts.

Young Graduates Employment Program is one of these actions, which was implemented for the first time in January 2014.

The Young Graduates Employment Program was designed to provide young Greek candidates who have distinguished themselves during their academic career (students or graduates, from Hellenic or International Educational Institutions), with the opportunity to gain knowledge and working experience. This is an action which, through a meritocratic process, creates and offers opportunities for professional and personal development by rewarding excellence and high academic performance.

The ultimate goal of this program, is to boost employment, which contributes substantially to the economic and social development of the country, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically with Goal 4 for quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning and Goal 8 for lasting, sustainable and inclusive economic development as well as full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The program’s target audience is, Greek students from Hellenic or International Educational Institutions :

  • Undergraduate students on their final year
  • Graduates 

1st cycle of Program Implementation 2014 - 2015.

2nd cycle of Program Implementation 2016 - 2017.

Hellenic Petroleum Group of Companies understands the Greek reality and acknowledges the fact that economic crisis and job insecurity lead young Greek graduates to move abroad, in search for work. In order to stop the Greek “Brain Drain”, HELPE designed the Young Graduates Employment Program. Through this Program, HELPE is aiming to attract young dynamic and ambitious people that are willing to empower their knowledge and acquire working experience in the various organizational structures of the Group companies through real working conditions. Young Greeks do not actively participate in the domestic labor market; instead they are seeking better job prospects abroad or even prefer to prolong their educational process.

The program’s implementation started on January of 2014, by offering employment to fifteen (15) young graduates of Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering, as well as graduates of Economical Sciences, specializing in the fields of Finance and Marketing.

The program was implemented for the second time, on April 2016, were ten (10) more employment placements were offered to similar fields of studies.

The program’s Eligibility Requirements are the following:

  • applicants should be on their final year of their undergraduate degree or
  • hold an undergraduate degree The average grade acquired during the years of studies, depending on the Educational Institution, should be equal or greater than a:
    • 7,5 Hellenic Universities/Polytechnics
    • 3.5 GPA U.S. Universities
    • 2:1 Second Class Honors U.K. Universities
  • Greek citizenship
  • age limitation, up to 27 years
  • male applicants should have completed their military obligations
  • proficient knowledge of the English Language, (Cambridge – Michigan)
  • excellent knowledge of PC

The duration of the employment contract, is one (1) year, with the possibility of extending it.

HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies, cooperates with the most prestigious Educational Institutions worldwide (Hellenic and International), in order to inform their students about the opportunity to work for one of the leading energy Groups in the South East Europe. Communication is held through the Student Services Advisors and the Career Offices.

The Program was designed and implemented internally, by the Group Human Resources Division, in cooperation with the top level management.

Evaluation and assessment of the applications, is executed by an Evaluation Committee. Members of the Committee are of the highest level of management, preferably General Managers.

Also, all the systematic Training programs and Induction Programs that the New Graduates take part, in order to develop the expertise and their skills, are implemented by internal lecturers / instructors, executive members of the Group.


The results of this action, have an impact on the society and the community as a whole, as well as the program’s participants, which are the following:


  • Retain all exceptional Hellenic scientific brains in Greece and create employment opportunities for those who would seek job opportunities abroad, after the completion of their studies.
  • Reward effort, talent and performance of young people by strengthening     meritocracy.
  • Supportive actions for the young generation.


  • Ability to work in the largest Industrial and Commercial Group in the Country.
  • Empowering of the theoretical knowledge and the practical application in a real working environment.
  • Creation of employment opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • Familiarization with corporate practices.
  • Assimilation Group's corporate culture - which encourages innovation and initiative at all levels and promotes business excellence and social responsibility.

There are no measurable results.

The benefits for the company include:

  • Attracting young people with a dynamic career progression.
  • Creation and promotion of high performance Culture.
  • Empowering Meritocracy and Transparency.
  • Enhancement of Company’s reputation.