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NKT Trainee Program – Engineering

Give your career a powerful start!

Are you ready to make your mark in empowering the green transformation and creating a sustainable society? Are you newly or soon-to-be graduated student – from a Dutch Technical university with a Master’s degree within offshore engineering, offshore & dredging engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, European wind energy, marine technology, sustainable energy technology, electrical engineering, general engineering, physics, electric power engineering or mechanics?

NKT’s power transmission solutions connect the electrical grid of countries together and enable the transmission of renewable power from remote locations to urban areas. Cables are the unseen heroes of this electrified age and the global transition to renewable energy. We take great pride in being part of the green transition and building a sustainable future for generations to come.

We are now scouting for newly graduated talents to join our Trainee Program and our journey to connect a greener world. Are you in?

Join us in connecting a greener world!

Life at NKT

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes a better place to work. Being part of NKT opens a world of future career opportunities as well as learning possibilities.

In the first year you will join and rotate amongst highly skilled teams, based in Karlskrona (with at least 1 rotations to your home location in The Netherlands). The site in Karlskrona has a state of the art production facility for manufacturing high voltage and extra high voltage power cables. Karlskrona has a leading R&D department and the largest AC & DC electrical test labs in northern Europe. It also harbours NKT Victoria – our cable laying vessel. After this year the aim is that you will relocate to the office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Learn more about Life as a Connector at NKT!

Eager to kick-start your career in a global company with endless opportunities?

The NKT Trainee program start in early September 2024 and lasts over 18 months. You will be permanently employed from day one with all the benefits that our employees normally have. Business needs as well as your ambitions will determine within which department in Rotterdam, The Netherlands you will have your fixed position after the trainee year. During the program you will take part in a high profile project together with other trainees, sponsored by one of our senior business leaders.

The program includes job-rotation blocks, whereof one is international. The objective of the rotations is for you to achieve a solid end-to-end understanding of NKT, our culture and for you to develop a broad network across the organisation.
During the various rotations you will get the responsibility for well-defined tasks and solve problems that are typical for NKT.

The rotation abroad will accelerate your personal growth in an international environment. Together with your manager you will decide which international rotation best serves to complete your trainee year and give you the best prerequisites for a continued career at NKT.

The overall setup of the trainee program will give you a unique possibility to get to know the industry and company from the ground and up, work in an international environment, across functions and to establish a strong company network. The various parts include both theoretical as well as practical aspects and tailor designed trainings will be integrated into your program.

Ambitious, collaborative and highly motivated talents

We are looking for newly graduated (or soon-to-be) talents with a Master’s degree within offshore engineering, offshore & dredging engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, European wind energy, marine technology, sustainable energy technology, electrical engineering, general engineering, physics, electric power engineering or mechanics.

We assume you have a high technical interest as well as great eagerness to acquire new knowledge and skills. Our teams are built on collaboration and strong team spirit so one success factor for you as a trainee is a strong team mindset with an open mind for sharing solutions, competences and experiences. In addition to this, you are an analytical problem solver, you take great responsibility for your work and possesses excellent communication skills.

Besides the above you have excellent verbal and written English skills. You have NL citizenship.

The recruitment process

Please apply at latest 1st of March 2024. Personality and adaptive tests might occur in our recruitment process. Interviews will be performed during weeks 13-15 and the final candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day in Rotterdam during week 16-17.

If you have any questions regarding our Trainee program or your application, you are very welcome to reach out to Sr. HR Coordinator Jeroen Bruins, [email protected]. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations, we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow!

Learn more about NKT, our solutions, recent awarded projects and our Trainee program through the following links:

NKT Corporate Movie

NKT HV Cable Systems – production and installation of turnkey solutions

NKT Trainee program

Meet former Trainees

About NKT

At the factory in Karlskrona, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center operating one of the most advanced high-voltage test halls, a state-of-the-art cable manufacturing and the NKT Victoria – the most sustainable cable-laying vessel in the offshore industry.

NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT – We connect a greener world.

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