RANEPA graduate joins Coca-Cola HBC program
Dmitry Potapov, a graduate of RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (IBS), has enrolled in the Coca-Cola HBC Management Trainee Program after successfully meeting the high requirements set by the international company.
The Coca-Cola HBC Management Trainee Program reopened this fall, the fifth wave since 2012. The company annually recruits gifted university graduates, offering the participants the opportunity to go all the way from a new degree-holder to an international company manager in two years.
RANEPA graduate Dmitry Potapov has successfully passed the multistage admission procedure competing against 100 other applicants per one tuition package. Over 3,000 young specialists in various fields have applied for the 30 packages offered by Coca-Cola HBC this year; 10 of the newly enrolled program participants are graduates of Russian schools.
Mr. Potapov graduated this year a degree in Management. He shared his feelings and talked about his years at RANEPA:
“The competition for the program was an interesting challenge for me. There were many other applicants and most of them were worthy competitors, in my opinion. The selection process included a comprehensive testing of various competencies. Particular attention was paid to management. For me, this focus was a nice surprise, as it was my area of interest for four years at the Presidential Academy. Besides, my experience I showing leadership qualities at RANEPA, my knowledge of finance and English helped a lot. I have received a comprehensive education. Also, the Academy has been a great opportunity to participate in various projects, including the Gaidar Forum, PGLS and many others. This helped me to learn how to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.”