Do you want to fast-track your personal development and grow your talent?


The Carlsberg Graduate Programmes are all 2-year programmes with a steep learning curve and lots of exciting projects and tasks. You will be taken through three job rotations during the programme. Some of our programmes offers a rotation abroad.

In Carlsberg Group we offer the following programmes:

  1. International Commercial Graduate, Carlsberg Group Central Office
  2. Digital Graduate, Carlsberg Group Central Office
  3. Finance Graduate, Carlsberg Group Central Office

Learn much more about being a Carlsberg Graduate at our career site and watch videos of our current Graduates sharing their experiences and good advice for future Carlsberg Graduates.

You can also join our live presentation at the Graduate Virtual Career Fair on the 18th of January 2023 from 12.00-17.00 CET and get the opportunity to get into live conversations with us. You can sign up for the event here.

Join our Finance Graduate Programme

The programme, based in Group Finance, in the Central Office (HQ) of the Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen, takes our graduates through the different operations within a multinational Finance function. Throughout the 2-year programme consisting of three rotations, you will be exposed to several of the key disciplines in Finance: Accounting, Consolidation, Financial Planning, External Reporting, and Management reporting. During the first two rotations in Group Finance, you will be working across regions and markets. The third rotation will be in a group-wide project or in the market outside the Central Office. Rotations will allow you to:

  • constantly communicate with colleagues in Carlsberg subsidiaries, Regions, and functions in headquarters as part of your day-to-day work
  • build a global network of highly skilled and motivated colleagues
  • deep dive into accounting practices, ensuring Carlsberg’s financials are ready for internal and external use
  • build extensive knowledge of the Group’s key financial systems, processes, and internal controls
  • participate in creating, analyzing, and commenting on the financial reports and performance of Carlsberg
  • work directly with senior management, both on a recurring basis, as well as for ad hoc finance projects
  • be involved in projects and assignments directly related to the needs of Group Finance
  • supporting finance operations in a Carlsberg subsidiary or in our Service Centre.

What we’re looking for with our future Finance Graduates

As a person one of your most remarkable characteristics is your passion and your continuous strive for results. You are a skilled communicator with great presentation skills, and you understand how to convey sometimes complex information in a clear and understandable language. Changing situations and requirements does not scare you and even when things get tough, you stay focused, positive, and proactive. You have excellent analytical skills and a structured approach to your work. You are able to learn easily new technologies and apply them in your work. All the above you combine with a “can do” attitude and focus on succeeding together with others.

It's a requirement for all our global programmes that you:

  • Have a relevant master's degree (or will obtain it this coming Summer)
  • Speak and write English at a high level
  • Have relevant working experience including student jobs

What you can expect from the Programme

We’re expecting a lot, but we will give you just as much in return. You can expect that you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of Finance processes in Carlsberg
  • Expand your toolbox of core Finance capabilities
  • Grow both professionally and personally
  • Be exposed to different environments both culturally and functionally
  • Be given a lot of freedom and responsibility
  • Experience many different aspects of the Carlsberg Group and its culture
  • Be assigned a mentor and buddy
  • Be offered great opportunities to network both within your function, with the other graduates and across the organization

Learn more about the Finance Graduate Programme and meet some of our current Finance Graduates here.

How to apply and what to expect in the application process


Below you can get an idea about the steps that you will go through and the overall timeframe.

Step 1 - Applying

Once you have decided which programme is the right fit for you, the first step is to start your application. It’s important that you apply via this link, otherwise you will not be taken to the next step in the application process. The link will lead you to our external partner’s platform SoftFactors, where you’ll be guided through various steps covering:

  • Contact info
  • Online screening questions and some light assessments of your understanding of the role, your personality profile incl. emotional intelligence and decision-making style
  • Submitting your documents (we expect you to include minimum your CV, motivational letter and transcript of your latest grades)

Deadline for applying is Thursday the 30th of November 2023
It is a prerequisite that you apply through Softfactors, and all required documents are uploaded, as well as all assessments completed.

Step 2 – Online AssessmentWe will review all candidates and come back to you at the latest on Friday the 22nd of December to let you know if you have been selected to go further in the hire process. Selected candidates will be invited to do a thorough online assessment which amongst others include a conflict assessment, and assessment of your communication style. It takes approximately 1 hour to fill out all assessments. You should complete these as soon as possible when you receive them. The exact deadline will be communicated to you together with the invitation, but we currently expect that deadline will be 8th of January 2024.

Step 3 – Assessment Day, Interviewing & Signing

Successful candidates from the online assessment step will receive an invitation for an Assessment Day no later than the 5th of February. The Assessment Day will be on-site in our Central Office in Copenhagen, and we expect it to be between the 28th and 29th February. Further details about the Assessment Day will be communicated together with the invitation. Candidates who are not invited for an Assessment Day will be notified by email.

Based on the Assessment Day and all past results in the hiring process, our preferred candidates will proceed to an extended interview. Details about the interview will be communicated together with the invitation.
Following this interview round there will be a final interview for the top candidates with an Executive VP or other senior stakeholder within the function before you are offered a contract. We expect to have signed contracts with all our future Graduates before the 1st of May.  
The official start day for all our Graduate Programmes is the 1st of September 2024.


We kindly ask you to take an extra look at the job ad or visit our career site for questions. If, however, there is something we’ve missed that you need to know before being able to apply with us you are welcome to reach out. For general questions about the Graduate Programmes or questions about the application process please contact

We look forward to getting to know you!