Are you ready to kick off an ambitious career and become a future leader with one of the world’s largest breweries?
This programme is a steppingstone for young talents with a Commercial background who are ambitious about their career and interested in international experience.


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 International Commercial Graduate Programme

The International Commercial Graduate Programme is a steppingstone for young talents with Commercial background who are ambitious about their career and interested in international experience.
The International Commercial Graduate Programme consists of 3 rotations where one of them will be a project rotation abroad. Depending on the project, this rotation will be 6-8 months. Below you can read more about the content of each rotation.

  • Marketing rotation: In the marketing rotation, you will be supporting the development of brand strategies and plans for how to develop and win new markets, customers and consumers. You will be supporting implementation of global initiatives in the local markets and follow up on results. This is your chance to work with some of our iconic brands such as Carlsberg, Tuborg, Brooklyn, Kronenbourg, Sommersby and many more.
  • Commercial rotation: In this rotation, you will be assigned to one of our commercial teams, which includes Digital Marketing, Sales Excellence, Commercial Insights, Value Management and commercial business units. The purpose is to gain understanding on how enablers work as an integrated part of executing a strategy and how you will be supporting the sales function in developing current and new business opportunities in the local markets, meeting with customers and partners in order to grow profit and brand equity.   
  • Project rotation: In your project rotation abroad, you will be responsible for implementing a specific project locally or supporting a local company with implementing market/brand strategies and plans. This rotation is developed together with you but depends on current projects and possibilities in our local markets. 

What we’re looking for with our future International Commercial Graduates

As a person one of your most remarkable characteristics is your passion and continuous strive for results. You are a strong communicator with excellent presentation skills and with the ability to influence and excite others.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are culturally adept, interested in working abroad and have ‘a global citizen’ mindset
  • Enjoy working in a high pace environment and have a positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Have great analytical skills
  • Can work independently
  • Have a strong interest in business and a pragmatic approach to resolving issues
  • Are team players by heart who prefer winning together

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 from e.g. student jobs

International experience from either working or studying abroad, and speaking additional languages (such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic) are considered an advantage when applying for the International Commercial Programme.

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:

  • Lots of learning opportunities, supported by your assigned senior mentor and formal workshops
  • The chance to develop an exciting international career
  • A job in a truly purpose-driven company with an ambitious CSR strategy - join us on our journey Together Towards Zero!
  • An informal and social work culture with passionate colleagues
  • Grow both professionally and personally
  • Be exposed to different environment both culturally and functionally
  • Be given a lot of freedom and responsibility
  • Experience many different aspects of the Carlsberg Group and its culture
  • Be offered great opportunities to network both within your function, with the other graduates and across the organisation

Learn more about the International Commercial Programme and meet some of our current 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 partners 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
  • Upload of your documents (we expect you to include minimum your CV, motivational letter and transcript of your latest grades)

Deadline for applying is Sunday the 12th of February 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 Assessment
We will review all candidates and come back to you at the latest on Friday the 24th of February 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 business case, 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 5th of March.

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 14th of March. The Assessment Day will be on site in our Central Office in Copenhagen, and we expect it to be between the 20th and 31st of March. 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.  
Official start day for all our Graduate Programmes is 1st of September 2023.


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 questions particular about the International Graduate Programme please contact HR Director CE&L Fabienne Mourier Fiig at For general questions about the Graduate Programmes or questions about the application process please contact

We look forward to getting to know you!