20. PA Consulting Group
A management consultancy firm with a specialisation in technology and innovation that sets its employees up well for future career pathways, it’s no wonder that applicants want to work for PA Consulting Group. Having 24 offices in 21 cities around the globe doesn’t hurt either.
19. TDC Group
One of the biggest IT companies in Denmark is popular with graduates, a status which is no doubt helped by their engaging approach to students. Education collaboration programmes, student assistant roles, internships, and graduate programmes all attract in high-level recruits early on.
It’s well-known that the environment is high up on the list of millennials’ concerns and Ørsted’s vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy is clearly popular with graduates, as is their team-focused approach.
17. EY Denmark
Ernst & Young are a global brand who provide famously good training to consultants but it might be their recruitment focus on values, diversity, and personalized career development that has made them so attractive to graduates in 2019.
16. Danske Bank
An international community of 19,000 colleagues is attractive but, again, it might be the student positions, internships, global graduate programme, and other first-year opportunities for students that make Danske Bank so successful in recruitment.
15. GN Store Nord
A series of groundbreaking achievements in audio solutions like the world’s first Bluetooth headset, the world’s first Made for iPhone hearing aids with direct stereo sound streaming, and the world’s first Dolby headset with in-ear heart rate monitor make GN Store Nord an exciting company to work for.
14. Deloitte Denmark
The huge variety of industries that Deloitte work in and its status as one of the biggest and best companies in the world mean it’s no surprise it features on this list. In 2019, Fortune magazine ranked Deloitte as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” globally and Denmark is no exception.
13. TK Maxx
The unconventional business model at TK Maxx means junior employees can gain a lot of experience early on. That and the numerous employment opportunities around Europe make it very attractive for graduates.
12. Management Events
Each new employee at Management Events gets a personalised development plan with training and coaching and development continues to be actively monitored and enabled with regular reviews. They also have an in-house 4-week onboarding plan to make sure you get off on the right foot. It's easy to see why they're one of the most popular companies of 2019.
11. CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research)
Who wouldn't want to learn what is the universe made of? The opportunity to be part of the largest scientific experiment in the world is one that a lot of graduates find understandably appealing and it’s helped by the range of job types CERN has for current students and recent graduates.
10. INVERTO, A BCG Company
Inverto combines all the benefits of working in a relatively small consultancy firm with all the advantages of a major company like BCG. Their recent expansion and internationalisation programme makes them even more attractive to graduates and provides more entry-level opportunities.
9. Bang & Olufsen
It’s not just the hope of seriously good freebies that make Bang & Olufsen so appealing. It’s another iconic global company that has a number of entrance pathways for students and graduates so of course, it ranks highly.
8. KPMG Denmark
KPMG is one of the biggest companies in the world but its recent growth in Denmark – it is one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the country – is helped by its flat hierarchy and focus on teamwork as well as the international opportunities.
7. McKinsey & Company
Another major consulting firm makes the top 10 and another that combines the best of both worlds. The Copenhagen office of McKinsey & Company gives staff the chance to work with major firms and emerging start-ups in a relatively small office of about 150 people.
6. Vestas Wind Systems
A sustainable energy company aiming to be "the undisputed global wind leader", Vestas Wind System have an outstanding 2-year graduate programme as well as an ethos that makes them very appealing to millennials.
AlphaSights balances rapid international growth with the dynamism of a start-up (they were founded in 2008). They have a dedicated campus recruitment programme and offer an accelerated career path, boosting their appeal.
The brewing company is a Danish icon but they don’t rest on their reputation when it comes to recruitment. The famous family environment encourages employees to expand their professional portfolio within the company, meaning career development options are available even after a change of heart.
3. Arla Foods
The higher we get up the list, the clearer it is that a graduate programme helps successful recruitment. Arla Foods’ commitment to providing student opportunities and an empowering post-graduation environment for professional growth sees them make the top three companies so far in 2019.
2. The European Central Bank
A mission statement about supporting Europe’s economy and a youthful environment – more than half of staff are aged between 35 and 45 and the average age of our managers is about 45 – makes The European Central Bank a no-brainer for Graduateland's members.
The opportunity to work for one of the biggest and most innovative customer service companies is too much to pass up for many Graduateland users. Their extensive Student Programme capitalises on that appeal, offering a dedicated student pathway with university recruitment sessions, internships, and graduate schemes.