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MOL GROUP announced winners of Freshhh competition

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Recently, MOL Group held in Hungary Live Final of the 12th edition of the Freshhh competition, its flagship award-winning student contest. Its popularity demonstrates that MOL is considered an attractive employer among the youngest, largely digital generation, and is able to offer compelling career paths also outside the core Oil & Gas industry. The best six international teams - from Croatia, France, the Netherlands and Poland – competed for final prizes, with the French ‘Road to Buda’ and the Dutch ‘Snelle Planga’ teams coming out on top after a challenging battle.

Freshhh is an international online student competition, where participants take charge of managing an integrated oil corporation. Throughout the game, teams consisting of three members have to make day-to-day decisions on oil and gas field development projects, the construction of a refinery, retail network development as well as defining the best product portfolio.

The latest edition attracted applicants from over 70 countries around the world. In total, more than 1000 teams applied to participate in the Freshhh 2018 competition, which proves that it has truly become a trademark in the industry on the international level. Two rounds of the virtual game were followed by the Live Final, where the participants had an opportunity to assess key pillars of MOL Group 2030 strategy, outlining solutions to potential challenges in each business segment and presenting their ideas on how to attract young talents to the oil & gas industry. Finally, the student teams participated in a challenging debate, which was an opportunity to demonstrate their teamwork, negotiation and public speaking skills.All teams showed excellent performance, but according to the jury comprising of top MOL managers the French ‘Road to Buda’ and the Dutch ‘Snelle Planga’ teams proved to be the best. The third place went to the French ‘The Oil’believable’ team and a special award to the Croatian ‘Godot’ team. The top three teams won prizes of a total of €25 000.

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