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, apply for MT Højgaard's graduate programme.
Graduate in MT Højgaard
Our programme is for graduates – primarily engineers and constructing architects and, on some tracks, 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.
You will complete at least three job rotations in MT Højgaard´s various business areas. We tailor these to your skills and development needs, 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.
Professional and personal development
As a graduate at MT Højgaard, you will establish a wide 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 discuss the challenges and opportunities you typically encounter in your work.
As part of the programme you will be paired 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 when needed.
When you start, you will take part in our introduction programme for new employee, which includes the first module of our internal project management training. We expect you to complete the second module of the project manager training during the programme.
The graduate programme at MT Højgaard lasts between two and three years, depending on the track you choose.
We offer four specialist tracks and four tracks within project management and production management. The tracks we recruit for will vary every time. The graduate programme prepares you for a key role in general management, discipline management, project management or production management.
Design & Engineering
Your main area of work will be as consulting engineer in relation to the design of construction and civil engineering activities as well as steel structures. Additional rotations will be to our VDC department, our design office in Vietnam or to a construction site as design manager.
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, North Atlantic, Procurement or at a construction site as project manager.
Your main area will be in Tender, where you will work with 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 design-build contracts, securing bids from sub-contractors, etc. Additional rotations could be to either our VDC Procurement departments or to a construction site as a construction engineer or production manager.
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.
Project Management and Production Management Tracks
Project 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.
Production Management - 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 either our VDC or tender departments, or to a construction site – possibly overseas.
Production Management – Civil engineering
You will start in our civil engineering and concrete department where you will work on tendering 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 either our VDC or tender departments, or to a construction site – possibly overseas.
We recruit graduates once a year to start in February.
The recruitment process begins in the autumn. Sign up for our job newsletter if you would like an email when we post graduate jobs on our website.
September 25 - October 17, 2017
Send your application and CV via our recruitment system.
Remember to inform us which graduate position you are applying for. If you decide to apply for more than one of our graduate positions, you should send a targeted application for both positions.
Video and cognitive test
October 23-27 2017
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.
November 6-10, 2017
Selected candidates will take part in a one hour 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.
November 23, 2017
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.
November 27 - December 15, 2017
Selected candidates will be interviewed by the relevant manager and the HR department. This interview will include feedback on the personality test.
February 1, 2018
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 the candidates who wish to become part of our graduate programme.
We expect you to have recently graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering or civil engineer, a constructing architect, possibly with a master’s degree, hold a degree as an architect or have a similar relevant education. You have no more than one year’s business experience following your graduation.
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.
You have achieved top grades throughout your education, thrive on change and being new several times. You are curious and enjoy learning new things.
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 construction and civil engineering industry. Accordingly, you have an ambition – and are committed - to creating 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.