ReGeneration is an innovative program of the Global Shapers Athens Hub, a World Economic Forum initiative. The program was created to fight both youth unemployment as well as the phenomenon of ‘brain drain’ whereby young talented individuals choose to relocate abroad in order to start their careers.
It is addressed to talented graduates from all disciplines that are interested in applying for an internship placement in Greece.
ReGeneration is not just a placement program, it is a holistic professional and personal development program that offers you the opportunity to kick start your career through your internship, an intensive training and a community service program.
Who is eligible to apply to ReGeneration
In order to apply for ReGeneration prospective candidates should fulfill all of the four following conditions:
The 8 stages of ReGeneration
Stages of ReGeneration
*For a candidate to proceed to the next stage of the application process, he will first need to successfully complete the previous one.
What do interns have to say
John Christides, Eurobank
A decade ago, in order to listen to music, to write a text, to communicate with a friend from another country via internet, to take a picture, we needed separate devices. And then came the smartphones. Well, ReGeneration is like a smartphone, the game changer of internships. It’s not just the essential practical experience it gives you through the six-month internship at a company.It’s not just the training offered on important soft skills for your professional career. It’s the whole network which supports, trains, inspires, and mainly connects young people with common concerns and dreams, which are at the beginning of their professional career, giving them the opportunity to take a sure and stable first step in a new and sometimes intimidating start. And the most important? Taking this step TOGETHER.
For me, ReGeneration is a unique experience, whose influence will continue to exist in the future. Not only because of the training, because of the opportunity to gain professional experience on my field of studies and get hired at the company where I started. But mainly because it gave me the ability to meet and connect with a network of people with dreams and goals to become better and make our surrounding environment better.
Thomas Tsialamanis, Marinopoulos
For me, ReGeneration means “reality”. And this is because despite the difficult circumstances we face on a daily basis, my participation in the program made my dream come true.
I started my internship a couple of months ago in the finance department one of the largest retail company in Greece. Each day I interact with exceptional people, always willing to offer me their help and guidance with their knowledge and experience. Without a doubt, my work experience in the company will play a crucial role in my development and my future professional career.
At this point, I would like to mention ReGeneration’s crucial contribution to my professional development over these past months. It’s not only the seminars which we take part in, where we discover unknown aspects of our personality and we improve on our skills, but also the fact that we are contacted by important companies and successful people of the greek market. The secret of the program is that it managed to unite all the candidates into one team, with shared dreams, common goals, and ambition. The only thing I can say with absolute certainty is that ReGeneration is not a program… it’s a lot more…
Antonis Violaris, Panadvert
Every time I’m asked about ReGeneration, I repeat the same phrase: “I can’t believe this program takes part in Greece”. The whole experience is highly enjoyable and constructive. Besides professional skills, ReGeneration also offers skills which are transferable throughout our lives. I was impressed by the fact that I was one of a few Mathematicians in the ReGeneration cycle I took part in. There are an abundance of opportunities and demand out there for graduates of my expertise. I was given the opportunity to apply my skills in a Digital Marketing company, where I am fully satisfied. Last, I would like to say thank you to the voluntary organization “O Plision”, which made me feel a bit more human in the tough times we are going through.
Athina Kapetanaki, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Τhe ReGeneration program is a breath of fresh air, which gives hope to every young individual seeking to extend their horizons and to build strong foundations at the beginning of their professional journey. What attracted me most to this program was its holistic approach and the fact that learning occurs on multiple levels. These are achieved through the various stimuli offered throughout the program. The quality and the meritocratic approach that primarily define the program fills me with great pleasure and pride in both having achieved to become involved in ReGeneration, as well as having found a job in my country, in one of the most remarkable companies worldwide. ReGeneration is proof that every crisis provides an opportunity for innovative initiatives with vision to be born.