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The Ørsted Global
Graduate Programme

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

We offer 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 programme 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 programme, we aim to forge innovative future leaders and specialists who’ll shape Ørsted’s journey to being a true catalyst of systemic change for a greener future. 

To qualify for the two-year programme, 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 programme, you’ll have the unique opportunity of working in 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 programme, you’re hired on a permanent employment contract from day one. Positions for our 2024 programme will go live in November 2023. Find out more in the How to apply section. 

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The 2023 Graduate job adverts have now closed. The 2024 programme will be open for applications end of year

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

The ideal career kick-starter, this renewable energy graduate programme offers structured development as well as extensive learning and networking opportunities.

During your rotations, 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 organisation as well as with other experts within your field.  

The programme 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 the 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 programme, 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 an impact on the future.

 What you’ll need to apply:

  • Graduation before 1 September 2024. 
  • Submission of your application no later than on 7 January 2024. 
  • A maximum of 12 months’ work experience after your most recent degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Your latest grade transcript from your school or university. 

 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.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good credentials.
  • A desire to make the most of the programme 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

The graduate positions for the 2024 programme will be advertised from 1 November 2023. The application deadline is on 7 January 2024.

  1. Select a position from the list
    Select a position you want to apply for. Choose the positions that appeals to you and is relevant for your area of study. You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme, 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 us further understand you as a potential candidate.  

  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 Days. During the assessment process, we’ll focus on your achievements, your expectations of the programme, and how you can make a positive impact at Ørsted. The video assessment will be used to supplement the information you give us in your application and at the assessment days.

  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. We expect all candidates to have been chosen in March 2024. 

    The virtual assessment days will take place on 28 and 29 February 2024.

  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 programme for graduates, so you can meet your peers and get thoroughly acquainted with our company and culture.



Explore a selection of our podcasts from the bright minds of Ørsted employees and special guests. Listen to them on our webpage or in your favourite podcast app. 

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Episode 1

How Ørsted's Global Graduate Programme 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.

Episode 2

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


Learn more about the application process of the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme 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 Programme 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?
    The job adverts for the Ørsted 2024 Global Graduate Programme positions will be advertised on 1 November 2023.
  • How many positions can I apply for?
    You can apply for several positions in the Ørsted Global Graduate Programme, but we recommend you focus your efforts on the roles that best match your skills, education, and interests. Check our job vacancies list to see which opportunities are available once the positions are open for applications in December.
  • Will I get feedback on my application for the graduate programme? 
    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’s the salary level for graduates?
    You’ll receive information about the salary level if you’re invited to the Ørsted Graduate Assessment Day. The salary is benchmarked against the local markets.
  • 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 Days to let you know.
  • Can I apply for positions in other countries?
    Yes, you can apply for positions 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 Programme start?

    The graduate programme starts on 1 September 2024.

  • I won’t hand my thesis in until after the programme 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 Programme? 
    Please reach out to if you have any questions.

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