Few things are as representative of Danish working culture as the reputable company ‘Julefrokost’ (Christmas Party). This once-a-year event has become such a staple that many companies use it as a point of differentiation to attract applicants and cement a particular corporate identity. In the first weekend of December, William Demant hosted its 2017 Christmas Party. It was my first Christmas party in a work setting, and this party was, to many, a very big deal.
One of the best things I did in 2017 was sending an application to the William Demant Graduate Programme. Now that the deadline for this year’s graduate programme is approaching, I’m thinking some of you might be curious about what to expect from the recruitment process. I know I was a year ago! With this post, I hope to give you some insights into how I navigated the process succesfully last year – and thus give you some tips for this year.
My name is Siyi Fang and I am one of the General Business Graduates who joined William Demant in the fall of 2017.
Standing in front of Gate C34 in Copenhagen Airport, I briefly look at a few last e-mails before I close my laptop and board the plane, inbound to Newark Airport. Little did I know then, that this three-day business trip would be intellectually challenging, as well as an amazing opportunity to expand my network.
My name is Riccardo and I am one of the two 2017 Finance Graduates at William Demant. I am Italian and I moved to Denmark during the summer 2015 to study at Copenhagen Business School. Despite all the challenges a Mediterranean guy like me meets when entering Scandinavia, I liked Copenhagen so much that I decided to stay here after my studies, and so I joined the Graduate Program.
My name is Julia and I am one of the two new Operations Graduates that started on the 1st of September. I would like to share my experiences so far and, by doing so, hopefully shed some light on the possibilities you have if you choose this Graduate Programme track.
My name is Camilla and I am currently a 1st year Engineering Graduate. I studied Design and Innovation at DTU and graduated right before the recruitment for the Graduate Program 2017. I would like to share my experiences so far.
Being a General Business Graduate means that you have been chosen among many applicants because of your ability to learn and adapt to new surroundings – not because you possess one specific skill. You might have that one thing that you really excel at, but you are expected to jump right into any given task, no matter how far outside your comfort zone it may be. That challenge is what this post will dig deeper into.
Why join the William Demant Graduate Programme? ‘To pursue professional opportunities at a large, successful global company’ Technically, that answer applies to most of us graduates, but the real reason for me was the feeling of the programme. It is hard to describe, but my best explanation is that it has to do with the people who work here. I can confidently say that the team I have joined has surprised me in every way. They are smart, helpful and they challenge me every day.
The new graduates give their first impressions of working at William Demant. Watch the video below!