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Ørsted Global
Graduate Programme

Are you ready for two years of rapid career progression with a global leader in renewable energy?

US graduate program

Applications for the US graduate program is now open.

We offer you an intensive, two-year learning journey that’ll help you make the most of your talent. You’ll get international project experience, tools to drive innovation, and a strong, cross-functional network with other graduates.

Our graduate programme will give you the skills and experience you need to become one of the leaders and specialists of the future.

Applications for the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme 2022 have closed.

We’ll update this page with information about the 2023 intake in the second half of 2022.


Graduate programme overview

The Ørsted Global Graduate Programme is a two-year structured development programme that you enter after graduating with top credentials from a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the fields of business development & finance, engineering, or digital & IT.

During your full-time employment, you’ll:


  • Rotate amongst departments and work on a number of projects to build your experience and knowledge. 
  • Learn through the tasks you’ll be involved in, cooperation with subject matter experts, and through training.
  • Meet and interact with your fellow graduates and build a strong network with other talents across the organisation. 

When you’ve completed your graduate programme with high performance, you’ll be offered a position at Ørsted. 

We welcome graduates in several of our locations globally.

Choose your career

Ørsted is a global green energy leader, powered by talent, and we want to develop the talent we need in the future. That means that the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme focuses on three different professional fields in which you build on your specific background and interests. 

The programme will give you in-depth experience within your professional field.  All fields include two or three rotations in different departments. We hire graduates from several lines of study to take up graduate positions within the different fields:

The programme

The Ørsted Global Graduate Programme is a two-year journey divided into three main tracks: 

A graphic of the three tracks in Ørsted's Global Graduate Programme: Career Accelerator, Business Experience, and Innovation Lab.
Career Accelerator
Career accelerator is the interaction you’ll have with your senior career mentor and fellow graduates. Throughout the programme, you’ll participate in development sessions and virtual action learning to support your on-the-job learning. Your mentor will guide, encourage, and challenge you to make the most of your talent and to increase your awareness of your strengths. You’ll also build a wide network of professional peers to support your future career. 

Business Experience
This is the backbone of your learning and development, where you’ll take responsibility from day one and apply your expertise to influence decisions. You’ll handle international project work, build a cross-functional network, and take real responsibility, as you’ll be involved in day-to-day business decisions. 

Innovation Lab 
Innovation has made Ørsted a global leader in renewable energy, and we’re constantly looking for ideas that’ll help us improve everything from processes to technology. As part of the innovation lab track, we’ve partnered with Singularity University Nordic to give you insight into this area. SingularityU Nordic is responsible for your education in innovation, and you’ll explore exponential thinking and learn how to master high-speed innovation. You’ll immerse yourself in how to apply exponential technologies to create ideas with an impact on the future. We don’t know for sure what the future will bring, but we do know that we want to create a world that runs entirely on green energy, and that we’ll need bright and innovative minds to get us there.

You’re not chosen as a graduate – you’re hired for a career

The Ørsted Global Graduate Programme is designed to unleash your potential and prepare you for a future career at Ørsted. You’ll be hired on an open-ended contract, which means that after you’ve completed the programme with high performance, you’ll continue you career at Ørsted. 

What you'll get 
  •  International experience
  • A steep learning curve with career acceleration
  • Experience in driving innovation 
  • Insights from leaders within your professional field 
  • A strong, cross-functional network with other graduates.
What you'll need to apply 
  • Graduation before 1 September 2023 with top credentials
  • A maximum of 12 months’ full-time work experience after your most recent degree
  • Fluency in written and spoken English 
  • Strong analytical skills
What we’re looking for in a candidate
  • A high level of ambition with strong personal drive
  • International, collaborative mindset
  • Open-minded with good listening skills
  • Desire to make the most of the programme opportunities
  • Innovative and ready to bring fresh ideas to the table

The graduate hiring process


  1. Prepare your application

    Update your CV, send your most recent grade transcripts, and tell us your motivation for becoming an Ørsted graduate.

  2. Apply

    Go to the job advertisement and apply online. Create an account, fill in the application form, and upload your documents. You’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after you’ve submitted your application.

  3. Application review process

    We’ll carefully screen all applicants, looking for academic achievements, motivation, and mindset. You’ll always hear back from us, regardless of the outcome of your application.

  4. Interview and tests

    The best applicants will be invited to individual interviews and, if successful, you’ll attend the Ørsted Global Graduate Assessment Days. During the assessment process we’ll focus on your achievements, your expectations of the programme, and your match with Ørsted's culture and values. Tests will be used to supplement the information you give us in your application and at the interviews. You’ll always be given a chance to comment on tests and provide further input.

  5. Welcome to Ørsted

    Congratulations! You’re part of the team – and we want you to feel welcome straightaway. Your onboarding journey starts before you arrive on your first day, and you’ll receive all the information you need to succeed. We have a specific onboarding programme for graduates, so you can meet your peers and get thoroughly acquainted with our company and culture. 

  6. An inclusive team

    Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs. We’re committed to providing an inclusive work environment characterised by respect for all people, so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas

Frequently asked questions
  • When can I apply?
    Job adverts for the 2023 graduate programme positions will be posted in the second half of 2022.
  • How many positions can I apply for?
    You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme, but only apply for those that are relevant to your education and interests.
  • Will I get feedback on my application?

    Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to give individual feedback to all candidates.

    However, if you’re invited to the Microsoft Teams interview, you’ll be given oral feedback if you aren’t selected to proceed to the next step.

  • What’s the salary level?
    You’ll receive information about the salary level if you’re offered a position. The salary is benchmarked against the local market.
  • When will I know if I got the position?

    It’s important for us to keep you informed throughout the recruitment process, and we’ll contact you no later than 14 days after the Ørsted Global Assessment Day to let you know if you’ve been selected for the position or not. 

  • Can I apply for positions in other countries than my own?
    Yes, you can apply to go abroad. Please note, however, that for positions the US, it’s only possible for US citizens to apply.
  • I don’t have a work permit for the country in which I’m applying. Will Ørsted help?
    If you’re the right candidate, we’ll help you get your work permit, except in the US, where we’re only able to hire US citizens.
  • How much work experience am I allowed to have?
    A maximum of one year of relevant work experience after finishing your most recent degree.
  • I have a PhD. Can I apply?

    Yes. You’re welcome to apply if you’re studying for a PhD or have recently completed a PhD.

  • When does the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme start?
    The graduate programme starts in September 2023.
  • I won’t hand my thesis in until after the programme starts. Can I still apply?
    No. It’s vital that you’ve handed in your thesis before you start at Ørsted. 
  • I have a question regarding the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme, the job advert or the position. What do I do?
    Please reach out to graduates@orsted.com with any questions you may have.
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