Ørsted Graduate

Are you ready for two years’ rapid career progression with a global green energy leader?

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.

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

This is a global programme and we welcome applications from all countries. Applications for the 2022 programme will open in December 2021.  

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The programme

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

  •  International experience 
  •  A steep learning curve with career acceleration focus 
  •  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 2022 with top credentials 
  •  Max. 12 months’ full-time work experience 
  •  Fluency in written and spoken English 
  •  Strong analytical skills 
  •  High level of ambition, personal drive, and learning ability 
  •  International, collaborative mindset.

The graduate hiring process

Craft your application

Prepare your CV, most recent grade transcripts, and motivation for becoming an Ørsted graduate.


Go to the job advertisement and apply online from your desktop or mobile device. Sign in if you already have an account or click ‘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.

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. If we consider your profile a match to the role and the programme, we’ll invite you to an initial communication screening.

Interview and tests

The best applicants will be invited to individual interviews and, if successful, you’ll attend our Ørsted Graduate Assessment Day. During the assessment process we’ll focus on your achievements, your expectations of the programme, and 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 any tests and provide further input.

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 and resources you need to succeed. We have a specific onboarding programme for graduates so you can meet your cohort and get thoroughly acquainted with our company and culture. 

Our culture

Learn more about what makes us uniquely Ørsted

We want to bring out the best in our employees by enabling them to grow and share their talent.