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Vestas Graduate Programme - Technology & Innovation

Requisition ID:  22539

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Can you define energy for the next generation?   

Graduate Programme – Technology and Innovation  

Our Graduate Programme is a two-year international programme where you will have the opportunity to experience working in two different areas of the business with a progressive increase in tasks and responsibility. By joining the Graduate Programme and Vestas, you will be part of an exciting company who accelerates careers and seeks to empower people in their career.  


Technology & Innovation is the area where the future of sustainable energy solutions come to life. It is also the area where Vestas teams bring innovative ideas and improvements to existing technologies.  

In this track you will find an exciting position from early exploring and incubation of innovative technologies to the handling of CIM cases on our installed fleet. We work closely with our colleagues across Vestas to deliver customer value. 


We have 4 positions in various locations within the Technology & Innovation track: 

  • Powertrain - Porto, Portugal 
  • Nacelle TCM - Porto, Portugal 
  • Technical Management - Aarhus, Denmark 
  • Loads & Control Offshore Products - Porto, Portugal 


We power sustainability. Leading the world into renewable energies. Can you? 



In the Vestas Graduate Programme you will hold two rotations in two different areas of the business within the track for 12 months each. The rotations are pre-defined and designed to support the strategic needs of Vestas and provide you with exposure within our global and regional business functions. The positions are spread across our different locations worldwide.   


In addition to providing, you with an exciting and varied work environment we also provide the opportunity for you to develop your personal as well as your professional competencies through extensive learning and development focus. 



To do well in the Graduate Programme it is important that you:  

  • Are committed to Vestas’ purpose of securing a more sustainable future  
  • Are collaboration oriented – we win and lose together and do what is best for Vestas   
  • Aim to improve and simplify our work and our solutions for the benefit of our customers   
  • Have courage to speak up and deliver on commitments   
  • Have a global mindset 



To qualify for the Graduate Programme you need to:  


  • Hold a relevant master’s degree or a bachelor from university with limited full-time work experience after education graduation. We are open to various university/educational backgrounds from university.  
  •  Have experience of living abroad (studying/working).  
  • Possess a valid visa/work permit in the country you are applying for   
  • Additionally, you will be required to speak a minimum of two languages, one of those being English, or have English as your first language. We also require you to have experience of living abroad while studying or working, providing you with a global mindset and professional as well as emotional capacity. 



As a graduate you should be committed to our purpose of energising a more sustainable future as well as our culture of collaboration – we win and lose together. To do well in a graduate role, you need to also possess the courage to speak up and the ability to motivate and influence your colleagues.  

We expect that you:  

  • Hold a solid business understanding  
  • Have good methodological and communication skills  
  • Hold professional emotional capacity  
  • Demonstrate fast-track learning agility and the humility to learn from others  
  • Are personally professional and handle ambiguity well  
  • Can encourage and influence peers. 


What we offer 

By joining the Vestas Graduate Programme you will become part of a company that always aims to deliver best-in-class wind energy solutions and set the pace in the industry to the benefit of the customers and our planet. If we continue to do this every day, we will be the undisputed global leader within sustainable energy solutions.  

Additionally, we also offer you: 


  • A full-time position in our two-year programme  
  • Two different positions within the business  
  • An attractive compensation-package 
  • Emphasis on providing you with tools, support and knowledge to learn on the job 
  • A comprehension development package including: 
    • A graduate induction programme 
    • A mentorship programme  
    • Monthly Graduate sessions 
    • Continuous development meetings with your manager 
    • Several development modules throughout the 2 years 
    • Exclusive network of highly qualified fellow Graduates 


Additional information 

You will apply for the Technology & Innovation track and during our assessment process you will be matched with a suitable position within the Programme. Once you apply it is important that you note/inform where (which countries) you have a valid visa/work permit.  

The application period of the Vestas Graduate Programme runs until 6th of February 2022,  


Please attach your CV, cover letter and up-to-date grade transcripts to your online application. We only accept applications through our online recruitment system.  


*If COVID-19 restrictions have prevented you from obtaining additional international experience (internship or semester abroad etc.) feel free to still apply and explain the circumstances and how you managed to gain other experience instead.  

For additional information, read more about the Vestas Graduate Programme on our website. Please do not hesitate to send an email to us at graduateprogramme@vestas.com.  

About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels.