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Ørsted Global 
Graduate Program

Take the best first step of your career and join Ørsted, a global leader in renewable energy  

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 clean energy.


Step closer to a career with a purpose  

This is a development program for new graduates who want to step into a fun and challenging role within their field and embark on an intense learning journey.  Through our program, we aim to forge innovative future leaders and specialists who’ll shape Ørsted’s journey to being a true catalyst of systemic change towards a greener future.

To qualify for the two-year program, you’ll have graduated with good credentials and have a bachelor’s, master’s, or equivalent degree in business, finance, law, procurement, engineering, science, IT, or another related field.

If this sounds like you, simply apply for one of our graduate positions advertised online. If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll have the unique opportunity of working 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 program, you’re hired on a permanent employment contract from day one. Find out more in the How to apply section. 

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Our 2024 graduate recruitment is closed. The 2025 program will be open for applications in September 2024.

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

The ideal career kick-starter, this renewable energy graduate program 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 organization as well as with other experts within your field.

The program is designed to boost your learning and development within these three areas:

Business experience

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 program, 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 a real impact on the future. 

We look for curious minds excited to collaborate globally through a holistic recruitment approach where the big picture matters. By the end of the process, we will have gotten to know each other better.

 What you'll need to apply:
  • Graduation before September 1, 2024. 
  • Submission of your application no later than on October 8, 2023. 
  • A maximum of 12 months’ work experience after your most recent degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
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.
  • Good credentials.
  • A desire to make the most of the program 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

  1. Select a position from the list
    Select a position you want to apply for. Choose one that appeals to you and is relevant for your area of study. You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Program, but we recommend you focus your efforts on the roles that best match your skills, education, and interests.  

  2. Prepare your application
    Update your CV, obtain 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 further our understanding of you as a potential graduate.  

  3. 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.  

  4. 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. 

  5. Assessment
    If you pass the initial screening round, you’ll be invited to a video assessment, and, if successful, you’ll attend the virtual Ørsted Global Graduate Assessment Day. During the assessment process, we’ll focus on your achievements, your expectations of the program, 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 virtual Assessment Day.   

  6. Timeline and important dates
    Due to the number of applications we receive and the various stages of the assessment process, the graduate recruitment process has longer deadlines than a standard recruitment.
    The virtual Assessment Day will take place on 16 November.
  7. 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 program for graduates, so you can meet your peers and get thoroughly acquainted with our company and culture.



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Episode 1

What is the Ørsted Global Graduate Program - and how is it structured?

Learn more about what an aspiring graduate can expect from the Ørsted Global Graduate Program: from the first day to the last.

Episode 2

Application tips and tricks: How to make your application stand out?


Learn more about the application process of the Ørsted Global Graduate Program, and get tips and tricks for making your application stand out from the crowd.

Episode 3

How an Ørsted graduates brings value to the team?

Learn more about the typical role of an Ørsted graduate and what Ørsted leaders think is the best thing about having a graduate in their team.


Episode 4

How Ørsted's Global Graduate Program could be the first step you'll ever take?

Learn more about what it's like to be an Ørsted graduate and what advice current and former Ørsted graduates would give to candidates.

Frequently asked questions
  • When can I apply?
    Job adverts for the 2024 US graduate program positions will be advertised on September 5, 2023.
  • How many graduate positions can I apply for?
    You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Program, but you should only apply for those that are relevant to your education and interests. Check our job vacancies list to see what opportunities are available after the program opens in September.
  • Will I get feedback on my application to the graduate program?
    Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to give individual feedback to all candidates. However, if you’re invited to video screening feedback but not selected to proceed to the next step, you’ll have the opportunity to request additional feedback.  If you attend the Assessment Days but aren’t selected as a final candidate, you’ll always receive feedback.
  • What is the salary level for graduates?
    You’ll receive information about the salary level if you’re invited to the virtual Ørsted Graduate Assessment Day. The salary is benchmarked against the local US 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 as soon as possible after the Ørsted Global Assessment Day to let you know. 
  • Can I apply for graduate positions in other countries?
    Yes, you can apply outside your country of residence.
  • 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 Program start?
    The graduate program starts on September 1, 2024.
  • I won't  hand my thesis in until after the program 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 Program?
    Please reach out to if you have any questions.

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