Interview and Tests

At the interview, we’ll focus on your professional and personal qualifications, your expectations, and the team, the role, and Ørsted’s culture and values.

Depending on the job, you may be invited to come for more than one interview with us. We often use personality and aptitude tests in order to find the right candidate. Tests are 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 any tests and provide further input.

“Candidates sometimes struggle to successfully navigate behavioural and competency-based questions. Thinking of a great example of a situation where you showcased a certain behaviour or competency is just the beginning! In order to give an excellent answer at the interview, a great tip is to follow the STAR method:

  • Situation: Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example
  • Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation
  • Action: Explain exactly which steps you took to address it
  • Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.”

– Francesca Siddle, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, UK

Prepare for the interview

The interview is an opportunity for us to better understand you and your experience, and for you to better understand us and the role! You should consider the following:

  • The job advert will be removed from the site after the application deadline so make sure you save a copy
  • Be clear on the competencies we’re looking for
  • Prepare concrete examples of situations from your work life or other relevant contexts where you have demonstrated the required competencies
  • Be prepared to describe the situation, the task you were facing, the action you took. and the results you achieved
“An excellent interview is an open and honest conversation where I clearly get a feel for your strengths, weaknesses, what motivates you, and what does not, as well as your aspirations for career development.”

– Tobias Falck Jensen, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

At the interview

We’re impressed with your application and now we’re eager to get to meet you. Take this opportunity to lean in and be yourself. If we ask unexpected questions, just take your time and be structured. You’re always welcome to ask clarifying questions along the way.