Trainee programme

The start of something bigger

As a trainee at Ørsted, you get a varied education, where you'll work in different departments and obtain broad knowledge of your speciality.

Apply for our trainee programme starting in September 2019

Positions will be posted in January.

Training and professional experience

As a trainee, you'll build a great foundation for your future career with lots of personal and professional development, and you'll be able to take on more responsibility down the line.

Ørsted is Europe's fastest growing energy company, and you'll get a chance to make a difference every day together with highly skilled colleagues while building a solid foundation for your future career.


Mathias Rojh Madsen, Communication Trainee

"The Ørsted traineeship exceeded my expectations. It's really given me the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally."

Two-year trainee programme focusing on your development

An all-round training plan ensures that you'll gain experience with many different areas of responsibility and tasks within your speciality. You'll draft the plan together with your supervisor at the beginning of your traineeship in order to ensure that you learn what's most relevant for you. The plan focuses on the objectives you must achieve while you're working for the department. Moreover, you'll have ongoing evaluation meetings with your supervisor, where you evaluate your work in the department.

Schooling and vocational test

In the course of your traineeship, you'll complete several training courses lasting typically one week. The training courses comprise both mandatory and optional classes.

You'll complete the programme with a vocational test, which ensures that you have reached all of the programme's goals. You must formulate a research question, set goals, carry out an assignment within a defined work area in Ørsted and complete the assignment with an oral exam at your school.

Who can apply?

We expect that you:

  • have completed HHX (higher commercial examination) with five weeks of VET (vocational education and training) or STX (A-levels), HTX (technical A-levels), HF (higher preparatory examination) with ten weeks of VET, or HG2 (two-year basic vocational course), HGV/EUV or EUX (one-year basic vocational course for adults, commercial and administration, respectively) with the right specialisation before you start your traineeship with us. Are you an IT student, then you must have completed basic training course 2 (data and communication)
    See the job ad for training requirements.
  • are conscientious and service-minded
  • are good at working in a structured manner
  • are not afraid to throw yourself into the work regardless of whether the task is large or minor
  • thrive in an ever-changing workplace and are able to adapt quickly in a varied workday
It'll be an advantage as well if you already have work experience.

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