The Ørsted Graduate Programme

Accelerate your career as a graduate in Europe’s fastest growing energy company.

We offer you an intensive two-year learning journey that will ensure 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.

Frequently asked questions

Leaders. Dreamers. Problem-solvers.

“The Ørsted Graduate Programme is designed to supply us with the leaders and specialists we’ll need tomorrow. We’re driven by a vision to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. And we’re no less ambitious when it comes to developing our graduates.”

Henrik Poulsen
CEO, Ørsted

The application deadline for our 2020 Graduate Programme is 13 January 2020

Choose your career

The Ørsted Graduate Programme is tailored to suit your specific background and interests. The three tracks below lead to in-depth experience within your professional field, and they all include two-three rotations in different departments.

Choose your career
  • Business development & finance

    You’ll get to take part in planning the activities that shape our future. We drive massive investment programmes in offshore wind, and you’ll find yourself doing business on a scale you’ve barely dared to dream of while working alongside leading experts in your field. 

    Typical background: master’s degree in business, finance, strategy, engineering or law.

  • Digital & IT

    You’ll get to take part in shaping a green and intelligent future. You’ll gain unique expertise as you work on IT projects ranging from contributing to the digital infrastructure of the world’s largest offshore wind farms to analysing data to forecast the daily operations of our Danish power stations, wind turbines, electric boilers and solar PV.

    Typical background: master’s degree in IT or business.

  • Engineering

    You’ll join a world leader in offshore wind and biomass-fired power stations operating in a constantly evolving industry. You’ll work on cutting-edge technologies to push the boundaries of what’s possible within renewable energy on the world’s largest projects – anywhere on the globe.

    Typical background: master’s degree in structural, mechanical, electrical or management engineering.

Ørsted Graduate. The journey.

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

  • Career Accelerator

    Career Accelerator is the interaction you 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. A mentor will guide, encourage and challenge you to make the most of your talent. You’ll also build a widespread network of professional peers to support your future career.

  • Business Experience

    The backbone of your learning and development where you’ll be responsible for your own projects 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 get engaged in our day-to-day business decisions. Many of our graduates will complete one of their business rotations in another country.

  • 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 SingularityU Nordic to give you insight into this area. SingularityU is responsible for leading your education, and you'll get to explore exponential thinking and learn how to master high-speed innovation.

    You’ll cross the Atlantic to visit Singularity University in Silicon Valley where you’ll meet front-running companies, visit the NASA headquarters and learn how to work like exponential organisations do.

We’ve teamed up with SingularityU Nordic

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in how to apply exponential technologies to create big ideas with the potential to have 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 Graduate Programme is designed to unleash your potential and prepare you for a future career in Ørsted. You’re therefore hired on an open-ended contract.

What you'll need to apply

  • Graduation before 1 September 2020 with top credentials
  • Max. 12 months’ full-time work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of personal drive and learning ability
  • International, collaborative mindset
  • Ambitions to be among the best in your field

What you'll get

  • International experience
  • A steep learning curve with career acceleration focus
  • Tools to drive innovation
  • Insights from leaders within your professional field
  • A strong cross-functional network with other graduates

Meet our graduates


Nikolaj, Business development/Finance

"I never imagined the level of responsibility you can get if you're willing to take it"

Kristin, IT/Digital

"I never imagined that I would have so many career paths"

Tesse, Engineering

"I never imagined that I would get so many opportunities to get out into the field"

Think big. Be bold. And apply.

Submit your CV, most recent grade transcripts and motivation for becoming an Ørsted graduate through our online application process.

We’ll carefully screen all applicants, looking for results delivered , motivation and mindset. The best applicants will be invited for individual interviews with the hiring manager in early February. If successful, you’ll attend our Ørsted Graduate Assessment Day at our office in Gentofte, Denmark.

After the Graduate Assessment Day, we’ll evaluate all candidates. If you’re a match, you’ll be offered the position. If not, you’ll receive a reasoned rejection. The Graduate Assessment Day is an all-day event. If you're travelling from abroad, we’ll cover the travel expenses.

Download a brochure about the Ørsted Graduate Programme

International applicants

Are you an international applicant moving to Denmark? Read more about living and working in Denmark.