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Rita Serra
Contacto Day
20 May 2016

During the Assessment Day the selected candidates gave their best and showed what it meant to "have world” – this edition’s challenge that sought Gyroscopers, open-minded talents with a global perspective. Afterwards, the recruiting stage of the 2016 Contacto Programme came to a joyful end with the Contacto Day, spent in a very relaxed environment. The about 50 gyroscopers introduced themselves in what were quite original pitches, demonstrating shrewdness and ability to improvise while being quizzed, before an audience that included business leaders and members of the several companies in the group.

The new trainees were welcomed by the Co-CEOs, Paulo Azevedo and Ângelo Paupério, whose messages highlighted not only the importance of talent, but especially that of integrity, intelligence and energy while managing their personal and professional path.

For the first time ever, several generations of the Programme came together with the presence of the 2015 trainees (who presented mini-documentaries featuring the best practices developed during their internships), the 2016 Gyroscopers and ex-Contacto participants from previous editions! Different stages of professional careers, all with the same purpose: to celebrate Contacto’s ability to evolve, acknowledging that while remaining faithful to our original mission, we’ve also been able to renovate the programme over the years and overcome the challenges brought upon by the business and the different generations of young talents.

It was a wonderful day celebrating the 30th anniversary of a programme that has opened new perspectives and broken barriers throughout these years.

Congratulations to everyone involved in these 30 editions! Congratulations Contacto Programme!


Rita Serra
Talent Acquisition Coordinator

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