We’ll offer you an intensive two-year learning journey that will allow you to develop your talent, boost your career, and play your part in creating a world that runs entirely on green energy.
Step closer to a career with purpose
This is a development programme for new graduates who want to step into a fun and challenging role within their field and learn on the go.
To qualify for the two-year programme, you’ll have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, finance, law, procurement, engineering, science, IT, or other related fields.
If this sounds like you, simply apply for one of the graduate positions advertised online. If you’re accepted onto the programme, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work in two to three different teams at Ørsted, giving you the chance to work on several projects to build your experience and knowledge.
When you’re hired as part of the graduate programme, you’re hired on a permanent employment contract from day one. Positions for our 2023 programme will go live on 1 December, 2022. Find out more in the How to apply section.
You’re not chosen as a graduate – you’re hired for a career!
The ideal career kick-starter, this renewable energy graduate programme offers structured development and extensive learning and networking opportunities.
During your two or three rotations in different teams, you’ll work with subject matter experts on real projects and tasks, while receiving training on the go.
You’ll meet and interact with your fellow graduates and build a strong network across the organisation, as well as with other experts within your field.
The programme is designed to boost your learning and development within these three areas:
This is the backbone of your learning and development, where you’ll apply your expertise to influence day-to-day business decisions. You'll build your capabilities through your two to three rotations, get involved in international project work, and take real responsibility from day one.
You’ll have a senior career mentor and a buddy who’ll help you make the most of your talent. Throughout the programme, you’ll participate in development sessions with your mentor, buddy, and fellow graduates to support your on-the-job learning. Your mentor will guide, encourage, and challenge you to increase your awareness of your strengths.
Innovation & collaboration
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. Here, you’ll explore exponential thinking together with other graduates and learn how to master high-speed innovation, applying technologies to create ideas with an impact on the future.
What we’re looking for in a candidate:
- a high level of ambition with strong personal drive
- an international, collaborative mindset
- an open-minded attitude with good listening skills
- a desire to make the most of the programme opportunities
- an innovative approach and a readiness to bring fresh ideas to the table
Check out the video about being a graduate at Ørsted
How to apply
- Select a position from the list
Select a position to apply for. Choose one that appeals to you and is relevant for your area of study.
- Prepare your application
Update your CV, retrieve a digital version of your most recent grade transcript, and be ready to explain your motivation for becoming an Ørsted graduate. You’ll be asked some screening questions in the job application form which will help us further our understanding of you as a potential graduate.
- Submit your application
Apply online via the relevant graduate job advert. Create an account, fill in the application form, and upload your documents. Remember to upload your most recent grade transcript as a supporting document. You’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after you’ve submitted your application.
- Application review process
We’ll carefully screen all applications, looking for academic achievements, motivation, and mindset. You’ll always hear back from us regardless of the outcome of your application.
If you pass the initial screening round, you’ll be invited to a video screening 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 how you can make a positive impact at Ørsted. The video screening will be used to supplement the information you give us in your application and at the Assessment Days.
- Timeline and important dates
Due to the number of applications we receive, as well as the various stages of the assessment process, the graduate recruitment process has longer deadlines than a standard recruitment.
The virtual assessment days will take place 7 and 8 March 2023
- Welcome to Ørsted
Congratulations! You’re part of the team – and we want you to feel welcome straight away. 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.
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When can I apply?The job adverts for the 2023 Global Graduate Programme positions will be advertised 1 December, 2022.
How many positions can I apply for?You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme, but we recommend you focus your efforts on the roles that best match your skills, education, and interests. Check our job vacancies list to see what opportunities are available after the positions open for applications in December.
Will I get feedback on my application for the graduate programme?Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to give individual feedback to all candidates. However, if you’re invited to video screening feedback but aren’t selected to proceed to the next step, you’ll have the opportunity to request additional feedback. Meanwhile, if you attend the Assessment Days but aren’t selected as a final candidate, you’ll still receive feedback.
What’s the salary level for graduates?You’ll receive information about the salary level if you’re selected the Ørsted Graduate Assessment Day. The salary is benchmarked against the local market.
When will I know if my application has been successful?We understand that it's important for you to feel informed during the recruitment process. If you've been successful in your application, we’ll contact you no later than 14 days after the Ørsted Global Assessment Day to let you know.
Can I apply for positions in other countries?Yes, you can apply for positions abroad.
Will Ørsted help me secure a working permit if I apply in other countries?If you’re selected as a candidate, we’ll assist you through the process of getting your work permit.
When does the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme start?The graduate programme starts on 1 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.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme?