Are you equipped to handle challenging tasks in the construction industry and, over time, be able to handle a managerial or specialist role? If so, MT Højgaard's graduate programme may be for you.

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Graduate in MT Højgaard

Our programme is for young graduates – primarily engineers and constructing architects and, in some career paths or directions, architects.

The graduate programme is a strategic investment in future managers, project managers and specialists. The programme gives you a unique introduction to MT Højgaard and a wide network that offers you the perfect start to your career with us.

Along the way, we will rotate you through at least three of MT Højgaard‘s various business areas. We tailor these to your skills and development requirements, while also adapting them to our own business needs and focus areas. This way, you get a unique insight into our business and the various disciplines it involves, while also creating value from day one.

Strong professional network

As a graduate at MT Højgaard, you will establish a broad network of professionally competent and dedicated colleagues to engage with and learn from. You will be joining our graduate network that meets up at both professional and social events. This is a network where you can also re-visit and re-examine the challenges and opportunities you typically encounter in your work.

As part of the programme you will be “buddied” with a more experienced colleague who can be your role model and mentor at both a professional and personal level. You will also receive career advice from our HR department as and when you need it.

When you start, you will take part in our new employee induction programme, which includes the first module of our internal project management training. We would expect you to complete a further module of project manager training during the course. 

Graduate directions

The graduate programme at MT Højgaard lasts between two and three years, depending on the career path or direction you choose.

We offer four specialisations and four directions in management and in-house production. The directions we recruit for will change from time to time. You can choose either to become a specialist or to work with management and in-house production. The graduate programme prepares you for a key role in general, professional, project or production management. 

Specialist directions

Design & Engineering

Your main area of work will be as consulting engineer in relation to the design of construction and civil engineering activities and steel structures. Additional rotations will be to our VDC department, our design office in Vietnam or to a construction site as project manager.

Project development

Your main role will be within Project Development, which will include working on property development projects. Additional rotations will include a construction site, and one of the following departments: VDC, High-rise, North Atlantic, Procurement or at a construction site as project manager. You will even help to influence the choice of the final rotation.

Tender

Your main area will be in Tender, where you will be attached to either our construction or civil engineering business. You will work on the maintenance and further development of calculation tools, tender processing of sub, main and turnkey contracts, securing bids from sub-contractors, etc. Additional rotations will be to our VDC or Group Procurement departments or to a construction site as a construction engineer or production manager.

Design management

Your main area will be design management at a construction site, but you will also learn about design management in the Design & Engineering department. Additional rotations will be in Project Development or at a construction site as a construction engineer – possibly overseas.

Management and In-house Production Directions

Management Construction/Civil Engineering

You will start on a construction or civil engineering project where, in collaboration with project management, you will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the various sub-contracts as well as preparing and monitoring timetables, process management, quality assurance and supervising construction meetings. Additional rotations are available to our Tender, Project Development, VDC or Business Development departments or to an overseas project.

In-house production – construction

You will start in our carpentry department, where you will work on tendering and/or be attached to a construction site as part of the construction team. Your work will include project finance, scheduling, process management, project clarification, quality assurance and ordering materials as well as managing hourly workers, including piece-rate negotiations. Additional rotations could be to one of our VDC or tender departments, or to a construction site – possibly overseas. 

In-house production – civil engineering

You will start in our civil engineering and concrete department where you will work on tendering and/or be attached to a construction site as part of the construction team. Your work will include project finance, scheduling, process management, project clarification, quality assurance and ordering materials as well as managing hourly workers, including piece-rate negotiations. Additional rotations could be to one of our VDC or tender departments, or to a construction site – possibly overseas.

Recruitment process

We recruit graduates once a year to start in February.

The recruitment process begins in the autumn.

Application

Send your application and CV via our recruitment system.

Remember to inform us which graduate direction you would like to take. If you decide to apply for more than one of our graduate positions, you should send a well-reasoned application for both positions.

Video and cognitive test

Selected candidates should send us a two-minute video presentation and complete a cognitive text. Candidates who do not succeed in getting to the first interview will receive written feedback on their cognitive test by email.

First interview

Selected candidates will take part in a 45-minute interview with our HR department. This will include feedback on the cognitive test.
Candidates who succeed in progressing to the next stage will complete a personality test.

Assessment Day

Selected candidates will take part in an Assessment Day at our head office in Søborg. Representatives from MT Højgaard’s management team will participate as assessors.
The day will include an individual presentation, a written assignment and group work.

Second interview

Selected candidates will be interviewed by the relevant manager and the HR department. This interview will include feedback on the personality test.

Jobs outside the graduate programme

Candidates who do not succeed in getting beyond the Assessment Day will be considered for jobs outside the graduate programme. 

What we expect from you

We have certain expectations of those candidates who wish to become part of our graduate programme.

MT Højgaard’s graduate program is for all graduates within the aforementioned educational degrees, independent of nationality. However, since you will rotate between different departments and/or construction sites and will have to work with many different types of employees as well as subcontractors, it is important that you are able to communicate in Danish at a certain level.

We expect you to have newly or recently graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering or civil engineer, a constructing architect, possibly with a master’s degree, have trained as an architect or have a similar relevant qualification. You will have no more than one year’s business experience following your graduation.

You will have achieved top grades, thrive on change and new experiences. You are curious and enjoy learning.

You understand the importance of collaboration and delivering results. You want to work for MT Højgaard not just because we take on major and exciting projects, but also because you are interested in contributing to our strategy of being the most productivity-enhancing group in the building and civil engineering industry. Accordingly, you have an ambition – and are committed-  to  delivering efficient processes and optimal solutions for MT Højgaard and our customers. 

Last but not least, you are motivated to pursue a career within the specific area you are applying for. 

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