Responsibilities and Tasks
Being a sustainable company is not just about minimizing our footprint on the planet and ensuring the health of our employees. It is also good business. When dealing with our customers, we are expected to demonstrate our performance within health, safety and environment (HSE) as well as corporate social responsibility. Therefore, Sustainability has a high priority in Vestas and this is why we want to develop Graduates, who will specialize within this area to promote this being a competitive advantage. In this Track you will develop a substantial insight into sustainability at Vestas, by working from 3 different angles; Sales Business Unit, Production Business Unit and Group level. You will become a sustainability ambassador and take the lead in various projects within Health/Safety or Environment. You will experience how sustainability strategies are conceived, deployed and subsequently measured.
Vestas Nacelles – Sustainability – Ringkøbing, Denmark
The Sustainability department in Vestas’ biggest Production Business Unit has the overall global responsibility for; Sustainability Management System, implementation of improvement Projects and creating world class awareness on HSE within this Production Business Unit. The department monitors and give guidance to 15 factories located in 9 different countries in Asia, US and Europe with an activity span of foundries, machining factories, generator factories and assembly factories. The department handles all issues in relation to health, safety and environment.
As a Graduate you will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects within health, safety and environment depending on your background and interests.
Vestas Americas – Sustainability – Portland, USA
Sustainability in Vestas America’s Sales Business Unit supports approximately 60 Wind service and construction sites in the US and Canada, providing leadership and support for Safety, Health, Environmental, Ethics, CSR and other Sustainable practices.
Within the areas of Sustainability listed above, Graduates will gain experience with the Vestas Sales processes including exposure to customers, sales agreements and new site start-up and construction. Possible areas of focus could be Safety with extensive exposure to US (OSHA) and Canadian regulations and regulatory organizations. Environmental issues that affect new wind site start-up and construction will also be critical as will overall C02 and Energy reduction within the SBU. Skills will focus on program development and deployment in a highly geographically dispersed organization.
Vestas Group – Health, Safety & Environment – Zurich, Switzerland
The Health and Safety Department is part of the Corporate Sustainability function. The overall objective of the department is to drive a Zero Injury culture in order to ensure that Vestas constantly improves its Health and Safety performance. The department is responsible for setting the direction for global Health & Safety initiatives across business units – this includes developing Vestas standards, process, tools and training modules - all supporting the company in maintaining its position as market leader
During the rotation you will obtain in-depth knowledge about how the overall strategy is linked to business plans at a corporate level – and how this is linked to detailed implementation plans in the business units. You will get a good understanding of how the corporate function works together with business units and what challenges one will meet when a global organization is implementing process across production units and Sales and Service business units
The listed departments have all signed up for a two year term, and will each host three Graduates for eight month assignments. However, the wind industry is dynamic and things may change. Locations may be replaced based on the needs of the business but your learning opportunities will remain our top priority. You will not be able to replace assignments on your own initiative.
You have recently graduated or will soon graduate with a relevant Master’s Degree within Engineering or Business with a focus on Health & Safety or Environment. You may also have studied a more conventional degree and subsequently obtained experience and insights into this field.
With your impressive and international profile, you combine practical understanding with strong business acumen and excellent analytical and conceptual skills. As we expect our Graduates to quickly find their feet in various organizational settings and deliver consistent outstanding performance, we expect you to already have one year of relevant experience from either internships or regular full-time employment.
In addition we are looking for the following personal attributes:
You appreciate working within a fast-paced and changeable environment and you integrate well into a team setting
Your high drive is evident from your accomplishments and you demonstrate a persistent and proactive approach to challenges ahead
Independently, you identify need for improvements and gain support from relevant stakeholders to make change happen
Your communication is clear and concise, including appropriate adaption to cultural diversity
You show high awareness of your strengths and development opportunities, seek feedback and actively work towards advancing your competence
Preferably, you have international experience from work, internship or stays abroad. You are looking for an international career both now and in the years to come
You are fluent in both spoken and written English.