Ørsted Global 
Graduate Program

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

We offer you an intensive, two-year learning journey that’ll help you make the most of your talent. You’ll get international project experience, tools to drive innovation, and develop a strong, cross-functional network with other graduates. 


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

This is a global program, and we welcome applications from all countries.

Positions for the 2023 Ørsted Global Graduate Program will be advertised in the second half of 2022.


Graduate program overview

The Ørsted Global Graduate Program is a two-year structured development program that you enter after graduating with top credentials from a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the fields of business development & finance, engineering, or digital & IT.

During your full-time employment, you’ll:

  • Rotate amongst departments and work on a number of projects to build your experience and knowledge. 
  • Learn through the tasks you’ll be involved in, cooperation with subject matter experts, and through training.
  • Meet and interact with your fellow graduates and build a strong network with other talents across the organization. 

When you’ve completed your graduate program with high performance, you’ll be offered a position at Ørsted. 

We welcome graduates in several of our locations globally.

Choose your career


Ørsted is a global green energy leader, powered by talent, and we want to develop the talent we need in the future. That means that the Ørsted Global Graduate Program focuses on three different professional fields in which you build on your specific background and interests.

The program will give you in-depth experience within your professional field. All fields include two or three rotations in different departments. We hire graduates from several lines of study to take up graduate positions within the different fields:


The program

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

Career Accelerator

Career accelerator is the interaction you’ll have with your senior career mentor and fellow graduates. Throughout the program, you’ll participate in development sessions and virtual action learning to support your on-the-job learning. Your mentor will guide, encourage, and challenge you to make the most of your talent and to increase your awareness of your strengths. You’ll also build a wide network of professional peers to support your future career.  

Business Experience

This is the backbone of your learning and development, where you’ll take responsibility from day one 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 be involved in day-to-day business decisions. 

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 your education in innovation, and you’ll explore exponential thinking and learn how to master high-speed innovation. You’ll immerse yourself in how to apply exponential technologies to create ideas with 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 Ørsted Global Graduate Program is designed to unleash your potential and prepare you for a future career at Ørsted. You’ll be hired on an open-ended contract, which means that after you’ve completed the program with high performance, you’ll continue you career at Ørsted. 

What you'll get:

  • International experience
  • A steep learning curve with career acceleration
  • 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 2023 with top credentials
  • A maximum of 12 months’ full-time work experience after your most recent degree
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical skills. 

What we’re looking for in a candidate

  • A high level of ambition with strong personal drive
  • International, collaborative mindset
  • Open-minded with good listening skills
  • Desire to make the most of the program opportunities
  • Innovative and ready to bring fresh ideas to the table

The graduate hiring process


  1. Prepare your application

    Update your CV, send your most recent grade transcripts, and tell us your motivation for becoming an Ørsted graduate.

  2. Apply

    Go to the job advertisement and apply online. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Interview and tests

    The best applicants will be invited to individual interviews 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 program, and your match with 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 tests and provide further input.

  5. 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.

  6. An inclusive team

    Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs. We’re committed to providing an inclusive work environment characterized by respect for all people, so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas. Our culture and values ensure we bring out the best in our employees by enabling them to grow and share their talent.

Frequently asked questions
  • When can I apply?
    Job adverts for the 2023 graduate program positions will be advertised in the second half of 2022.
  • 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 programe 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 an interview, you’ll be given verbal feedback if you aren’t selected to proceed to the next step.
  • What is the salary level for graduates?
    You’ll receive information about the salary level if you’re offered a graduate position. The salary is benchmarked against the local market.
  • When will I know if my application has been successful?
    We know it's important for you to feel informed during the recruitment process. If you've been successful, we’ll contact you no later than 14 days after the Ørsted Global Assessment Day to let you know.
  • Can I apply for graduate positions in other countries?
    Yes, you can apply to go abroad. Please note, however, that for positions the US, it’s only possible for US citizens to apply.
  • Will Ørsted help me secure a working permit if I apply in other countries?
    If you’re the right candidate, we’ll help you get your work permit, except in the US, where we’re only able to hire US citizens.
  • How much work experience am I allowed to have?
    A maximum of one year of relevant work experience after finishing your most recent degree.
  • I have a PhD. Can I apply?
    Yes. You’re welcome to apply if you’re studying for a PhD or have recently completed a PhD.
  • When does the Ørsted Global Graduate Program start?
    The graduate program starts in September 2023.
  • 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 graduates@orsted.com with any questions you may have.

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