This year applications for Freshhh increased: 2,210 teams from 70 countries have faced real-life challenges of the oil and gas industry during the eight weeks of the competition
The top five teams get the opportunity to join MOL Group and the top three teams also receive a grand prize of 25,000 Euros
Budapest, 29 May 2015 – Yesterday MOL Group proudly announced the winners of the Freshhh competition. The top five teams out of 2,210 international teams competed against each other at the live final event in Budapest, Hungary. The team “Just ask Siri” with three students from the University of Economics of Prague and Czech Technical University ranked as the top team of the international online competition Freshhh 2015. MOL Group, a leading international oil and gas company, is continuously searching for top talents in the oil and gas industry.
“We congratulate the top three teams for winning the Freshhh competition 2015. I would like to thank all participants for their endless efforts during the competition. It is incredible to see, how young students work with such difficult real-life cases and always find new solutions. The outstanding results from the participants and number of applications are showing us once more that we are heading in the right direction in order to attract top talents of the oil and gas industry”, said Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Vice President of MOL Group.
In 2015 the top five teams named “Chunters”, “Decore”, “Just Ask Siri”, “Oil’s Creed” and “Upright Solutions” from Croatia, Slovakia/Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Slovenia reached the live final event. The students from different scientific fields, varying from chemical engineering to mathematics, had to face different real-life challenges during the three rounds of the competition. They had to build up a new oil corporation from the ground and make decisions on research and development projects to find rich reservoirs, build a refinery for different products and find the best product portfolio to make profit. The top three teams now have the opportunity to join MOL Group.
The first prize goes to the “Just Ask Siri” team (Filip Biznár, Jakub Kubis and Petr Boros) from the University of Economics of Prague and Czech Technical University. “We feel extremely excited winning the Freshhh 2015 competition. Now we know all the time and effort that we have put in throughout the competition paid off. This challenge proved that with focus, critical thinking and hard work you can achieve great results”, said the winning team.
Second place goes to Oil’s Creed from Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Corvinus University of Budapest, and the third place goes to “Decore” team from Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.
MOL Group attracts top talents through its innovative, award-winning talent acquisition programs including Freshhh. For more information about the Freshhh program please visit: www.freshhh.net and www.facebook.com/molfreshhh