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Vestas Graduate Programme

Help us solve one of the most important global challenges of our time 

– ensuring a more sustainable future


Our Graduate Programme is a 2-year international programme where you will have the opportunity to experience working on two different assignments with a progressive increase in challenge and responsibility. By joining the Graduate Programme and Vestas, you will be part of an ambitious, high-paced and goal-oriented culture with global career opportunities.

The Programme

The positions in the Vestas Graduate Programme are divided into four main tracks each containing two twelve month assignments. The assignments are designed to develop a specific professional profile matching the long-term needs of competencies at Vestas and to give you as a graduate a clear line of sight for career development.

The first assignment is already defined and the second assignment will be close linked to this first assignment to secure an interesting business connection. 
The start date for the first assignment will be primo January.



Information about the Graduate Programme?

Tracks Descriptions

Vestas Graduate Program is divided into 4 main tracks; Technology, Manufacturing/Supply chain, Commercial and Finance. Each track consists of various positions spread across the globe. Here is some general information about the 4 main tracks.

Technology is the area where the future of sustainable energy solutions come to life. It's also the area where Vestas teams bring new ideas and improvements to existing technologies. In this track you will find exciting positions in functions such as Blade Development, Design Center, Platform Management and Engineering Technical Management to name a few.

Manufacturing/Supply chain is a combined track of our Production area, Procurement, QSE (Quality, Safety, Environment) and Process Excellence functions. The aim of this track is to ensure a thorough understanding of the production environment and associated areas. Positions within functions such as Regional Procurement, Factory Supply Chain & Logistics together with Production Engineering will guarantee many interesting connections during the two year program.

The Commercial track is designed to cater for exposure within our regional and global commercial functions. They are mainly found within our Sales, Marketing, Service and Project execution areas. It can range from Sales in Emerging Markets to Sales Operations, from Service Sales to Service Business Improvement just to give an example. Regardless of function or part of the world – commercial focus is the red thread in this track.

Finance covers all the financial areas within Vestas with extra focus on the commercial regions financial setup for these positions with intake in January 2018. The track will have a close tie between the global finance function and the regional finance functions. Business Performance Management, Financial Compliance and Financial Reporting are some of the areas that are included in this track.

 

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Your Graduate Career - Training and Development

We recognize that as well as providing you a challenging and varied work environment, we must also provide a development package to match. In your graduate period, you will benefit from:

  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • A buddy assigned in your first period
  • Ongoing meetings with your manager
  • Mentor programme
  • Annual Graduate camp
  • Annual People Development Dialogue 

Why join the Graduate Programme?
We offer

By joining Vestas you will become part of a company that always strives to deliver best-in-class wind energy solutions and set the pace in the industry to the benefit of the customers and our planet. If we continue to do this every day, we will be the undisputed global wind leader

  • An international 2-year programme with two yearlong assignments
  • Work in two different Vestas global locations
  • Full-time position with a strong focus on professional and personal development opportunities
  • An attractive compensation package
  • Emphasis on providing you with tools, support and knowledge to learn on the job
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What Graduate Profiles are we looking for? 

Profile Description

Our Graduate Programme is an important part of our strategy to seek out future business leaders, specialists and project managers. It is a perfect opportunity for gifted individuals who would like to embark on an exciting, global career at Vestas.

Education and Skills

  • Hold a relevant Master’s degree (or are about to finish one)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Minimum two spoken languages (English required) or English as mother tongue
  • Experience from living abroad (studying/working) and managing yourself in a new environment

Competencies

  • Holds a strong business acumen
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Live up to the Vestas values accountability, collaboration and simplicity which form the backbone for our culture

Behaviour

  • Global mindset – preferably experience from working hands-on with different cultures
  • Great networking capabilities – understand how to utilize your network for greater achievements
  • Solution-oriented – quick in establishing root cause of problems, even quicker in finding potential solutions
  • Goal-oriented - know what it takes to win and has the desire to pursue victory. Yet, show humbleness where appropriate
  • Show and use reflection and learning methods in order to continue to develop your skillset

How is the Application Process?
The application process

In order to ensure that the best candidate is identified, selected and hired, a comprehensive recruitment process will always take place. The graduate recruitment process is always carried out by the graduate manager in collaboration with Human Resources.

  1. We kindly ask you to fill in the application form through the application links
  2. You will be invited to fill out a extended application template together with short video interviews. The interviews will be reviewed by our experienced recruiters and based on their professional evaluation you will be informed on whether you will be invited for a first interview with the graduate manager
  3. Interview with the graduate manager. The interview can take place either on Skype or on location
  4. Second interview will be with the graduate manager and a recruiter. Prior to the interview, you are asked to fill out different tests and prepare a short case.The interview will take around 2 hours
  5. Decision – based on the interviews you will receive feedback on whether you have been accepted to the Vestas Graduate Programme
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Applications

Applications deadline was 30 September 2017

The Vestas Graduate Programme is now closed for applications.
We are currently evaluating the received applications. 

Thank you for your interest in the Vestas Graduate Programme.