Graduate Recruitment Process
How to join us as a graduate
To identify, select, and hire the most suitable graduates for our programme, a comprehensive recruitment process will take place. Our graduate recruitment process differs slightly from the general process. Below, we have outlined the different steps and frequently asked questions.
Once you have decided on which track(s) to apply for, you need to prepare your CV, cover letter, and diploma including grades (or a printout if you are yet to graduate).
Importantly, you need to apply via our recruitment system online. Once you have applied, you will receive a confirmation email through the email address you have provided.
Please note: You must be in possession of a work and residence permit in the country you are applying for a graduate position in.
After the application deadline, an experienced recruiter will shortlist relevant candidates. If you are not among those shortlisted, we will provide you with the outcome of your application as soon as possible.
If you are among the selected candidates, we will ask you to do a short video interview through HireVue. The interview will be a recording of you answering a few predefined questions and will thus not be a typical interview with a recruiter or manager present.
After you have submitted the video interview, a recruiter will review it. Based on their experienced and professional evaluation, you will be informed about the outcome of your application and whether you have proceeded to a personal interview.
At the interview, you will meet a recruiter. The interview can take place either via Microsoft Teams or in a Vestas location. Prior to the interview, you will be asked to complete two online assessments (personality and cognitive) via a link.
Your experience of the interview is important to us, and we aim for it to be a transparent and comfortable conversation between the involved parties.
As soon as we have decided which candidates to continue with, the remaining ones will be notified and receive feedback.
If you progressed from the final interview, you must attend an assessment centre. The assessment centre is a physical session for assessing candidates by asking you to complete cases and collaborate with other people.
The session will be with other qualified graduate candidates, business managers, and representatives from Vestas People and Culture, and it allows us to evaluate you in a different setting.
This year, the assessment centre will be split into two. Some candidates will be invited to Copenhagen, Denmark, while others will be invited to a location in the Asia Pacific region (final destination to be announced).
After the assessment centre you will receive feedback on whether you have been accepted to the Vestas Graduate Programme.
Congratulations on becoming our next graduate! We are thrilled to have you on board.
Once you have been offered a position, the onboarding process is initiated. We intend to give you the best possible beginning to your new journey and make you feel welcome.
You will receive an email with a link to the onboarding system in which you can find relevant material about Vestas, and your new manager will create an Onboarding Plan to make sure everything is ready when you join.
Frequently asked questions
The Graduate Programme is a two-year programme, starting in September 2023.
To qualify for the programme, you must:
- Hold a relevant Master's or Bachelor's degree. We are open to various university and educational backgrounds.
- Possess a valid work permit in the country you are applying for.
- Have great IT skills.
- Speak a minimum of two languages (English required) or have English as your first language.
- Have experience with living abroad (studying/working) and organising yourself in a changing environment.
When entering the Vestas Graduate Programme, you will be offered a two-year contract. When completing the programme, we expect that your competencies and skills qualify you for another position at Vestas. While there is no guarantee that you will be offered a new position, we always do our best to find an ideal match for you due to our investment in you as a graduate.
In order to qualify for the Vestas Graduate Programme, you must already possess a valid work permit in the country that you are applying for. If you do not meet the criteria, we are unfortunately unable to proceed with your application.
We experience a huge interest in the Graduate Programme and receive many applications. Due to the volume, we will unfortunately not be able to provide individual feedback to all applicants.
The Graduate Programme is an entry-level programme where most Graduates join directly after completing their master’s degree. If you have 1-2 years of experience after your graduation or have worked during your studies, e.g., as a Student Worker, you are also eligible to apply.
In order to qualify for the programme you need to have completed either your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
As part of the Graduate Programme, you will be offered an attractive compensation package. The salary offered is comparable to an entry level position depending on the country in which you are hired.
Yes, you are able to apply for positions in other countries as long as you have a valid work permit for the country you are applying for.