Like a candy shop with full of opportunities
Malene Dalgaard Nielsen, Supply Chain Graduate 2016
Being part of the program is like entering a candy shop full of opportunities. Imagine you could only try out 4 different things, but it all looks tempting and nice. That is how it is to be a Grundfos Global Graduate. Being part of an inspiring company which have amazing projects to offer in every corner of the firm is a fantastic opportunity.
It is true when they say you get to tailor your own career, and as I didn’t knew what my dream position was, or what task it should include the Graduate program was, and still is, ideal for me. I’ve had the chance to work on both as strategical as well as operational level in the company, and I’ve never imagined I could learn so much, this fast. I am getting crisper on what I want, or don’t want, and that is a big step for me. Being on this personal journey combined with working in a company full of inspiring people, who are eager to teach, but also learn, is a
combination I wouldn’t have missed out on
Grow professionally and personally
Rune Eg Hvedemose, Global Finance Graduate 2016
The graduate program for me is the opportunity to grow professionally as well as personally through 5 years of experience squeezed into a 2-year program. The program is flexible enough to match each graduate’s preferences but structured enough to build a strong foundation of both soft as well as technical skills.
During the rotations, the program helps you explore not only the disciplines associated with your graduate track but challenge you to build a wide array of both cross functional- as well as technical engineering business acumen. I would say that with the flexibility and support during the program the only limit for your development and learning is your own abilities and mindset.
Learn and Develop in the Programme
Martin Møldrup, Engineering Graduate 2016
“In just 2 years you gain knowledge, experience and network equivalent to 5 years of working experience”. I really believe this to be true. If you like to learn and develop yourself both personally and professionally, the Grundfos Graduate Programme is for you.
More importantly, Grundfos works on two of the UN world sustainable development goals: Combating climate change and its impacts and Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. A do-good mentality is deeply rooted in the Grundfos culture and history which is amazing to be a part of. I strongly believe that it matters for the satisfaction in life and work, that what you do, makes a positive impact on the world. 10% of world electric energy is used in pumps, join Grundfos, the world largest pump manufacturer, and help us bring that down.
The chance of making a real difference
Frederik Bjarkam, Global Business Graduate 2016
If you believe in a sustainable future, and want to be part of a company that builds bridge between business and doing good, look no further. Grundfos ensures clean water to millions around the globe and is among the world’s biggest players within water sanitation and pump solutions. As part of Grundfos Graduate Programme, you will find yourself in a unique position of the talent pipeline. You are entrusted great levels of responsibility, as complex tasks and new challenges are the daily routine. There will be great expectations of you and you will need to work hard to meet them. Luckily you are not left to handle it unsupported – I’ve felt strong support from my mentor, graduate buddy, manager and all my colleagues.
In my experience, you need an open mind, and an eager to learn quickly if you want success in the programme as the learning curve is sky high. So, if you believe that you can make a real difference, The Grundfos Graduate Programme is a great opportunity.
Explore and Create
Astrid Holm Jensen, Senior Strategy Specialist
Supply Chain Graduate, 2015
For me the Grundfos Graduate Programme is not just about exploring your interests but also an international Danish company. It was a great experience to create value for Grundfos, while having the opportunity to influence the projects you take on during the two years. Grundfos as a company embraces Graduates in a sense where new eyes are very much welcomed and colleagues in the different departments do
their outmost to help you learn and develop throughout your six month projects.
When I started as a graduate, I didn’t know what my dream position would look like or what kind of tasks it should contain. This journey was something the programme supported and progressed much faster than I could imagine, had I been hired outside the Graduate Programme.
A Perfect Challenge in a global environment
Adam Wang, Senior Project Manager
Global Business Graduate 2014, China
I challenge myself everyday. Working in projects can sometimes be tough, but I always know that the people around the programme are there for me. It is a platform for valuable exposure within the global organisation offering both challenges and opportunities.
I decided to become a graduate in Grundfos because the company is getting bigger and bigger in China. It is a unique chance to experience a global working environment and to move around the world. I know that my colleagues appreciate my contribution and that motivates me a lot. If you push yourself hard enough and overcome the challenges, the Grundfos Graduate Programme can take you far.
A marvellous journey
Peter Varga, Purchase Project Manager
Engineering Graduate 2012, Hungary
By looking back my 2-years time as a Global Graduate, I can sum up with one simple sentence: A marvellous journey! It gave a me lot to test and develop myself. The journey had started as a candidate to pass an extensive selection process. I really was on the top of the world, and I felt privileged when Grundfos offered me a Graduate position.
My first project was already challenging when I support the local production company strategy. After that, I got production technology projects in Denmark, and then designing automated assembly cells in France. My last project was to work on new pumps development as an NPI project manager for Hungarian and Chinese production companies. The graduate journey was completed, but not ended. After 3 years I still feel like a Graduate, due to the Graduate society, the learnings, and overcoming challenges I experienced.
IF you are ready to learn new things and try yourself in different areas, you can find your journey like me in Grundfos Graduate Programme.
Four Jobs in One
Morten Hannibalsen, Application Specialist
IT Graduate, 2015
If you are in doubt what your dream job is, the Graduate Programme will let you try up to four different jobs during the two years.
Every rotation is an opportunity to challenge yourself within a new field or even a different job type! This helped me figure out what type of job that would suit me best going forward. A lesson that would be hard to learn in only two years at a regular job.In terms of testing your abilities in different job roles, you cannot get more bang for the buck than as a Graduate!