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Do you want to become a future leader in Danish Crown and leave your mark towards a more sustainable future for food?


Then kick-start your career as a Danish Crown Graduate and become part of an ambitious, informal and result-oriented culture with global career opportunities. 


Your open invitation to influence Danish Crown and to become a future leader
Through hands-on experience and leadership training, you will sharpen your business acumen and improve the qualities needed to become a leader. You will also attend regular training and workshops with your fellow graduates and improve your abilities within areas such as project management, presentation techniques, lean-thinking, supply chain and group dynamics.


Throughout your rotations, you will play a significant and influential part in ongoing projects in your business unit. Doing so, you will gain valuable experience with project management as well as stakeholders ranging from farmers to food producers and consumers.


A seat at the table
The Danish Crown Group is in the midst of an exciting strategy period where focus is on growth and innovation. We have promised our owners – the farmers – a significant increase in yields. This calls for clever leadership and business skills as well as strong cooperation and team spirit across the Group. 


Danish Crown is on a journey where we are moving up the value chain and working closer together with customers and consumers. For this, we need graduates for whom sustainability and making a difference in the world is important. 


Three rotations and plenty of international experience
Joining a group of graduates at Danish Crown, you will support, help, guide and challenge each other. In the two-year programme, you will be on either our Business Leadership track or Production Leadership track. In both, you will experience three rotations of eight months each. Working in three different departments, which could include Sales, Marketing or Supply Chain across three different Danish Crown business units


At least one of your three rotations will be abroad in either e.g. the UK, China, Poland, Sweden or Germany. In the programme it is important to have rotations in three different functions as well as going abroad because this will broaden your business acumen and strengthen your profile as a future leader in Danish Crown where cross-functional leadership skills are highly valued. We will take your preferences into account when choosing location and department as well as support you with day-to-day practicalities like housing and networking. 


Challenge yourself 
Within the programme, you will be paid a competitive salary and get excellent benefits. We will measure and assess your progress through monthly one-on-one meetings and Personal Development Plans with your line manager, HR and mentor. 


Business oriented with an “I can do” attitude flavoured with excellent stakeholder management skills
If you have an international mindset and want to become a future leader, the Graduate Programme is perfect for you. To enter, it is important that you:


  • have graduated within the last two years or are about to graduate
  • have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in International Business, Food Science, Engineering, Communication, Psychology, Animal Science or another relevant field 
  • enjoy building relationships with stakeholders across an organisation 
  • have a drive towards results and seek innovative solutions and act on them


Appetite for more?
For additional information, please visit our Graduate Programme site or our website. If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Programme Lead, Gitte Dalgaard Hansen on +45 20892604 or Senior HR Consultant, Anne-Louise Falkenberg on +45 26282402. 
Please upload your CV and apply and from December 1st, 2020 and no later than February 7th, 2021. 


We are a food company owned by Danish farmers supplying high-quality food to customers and consumers all over the world. From butchers to business developers, we’re more than 23,000 colleagues, all committed to lowering our carbon footprint and becoming climate neutral by 2050, for better food and a brighter future.

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