Finance Graduate Program

Do you have eyes set on the horizon? Big ambitions and the drive to go further? Are you ready to set sail towards the next step in your career?

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We’re on the lookout for sharp, highly motivated graduates to join the DFDS Finance Graduate Program in September.

The program is a two-year fast track for graduates looking to jump-start their careers in the world of finance.

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With several acquisitions over the past few years and more on the horizon, DFDS is growing fast. Our Finance Division plays an essential role in this process.

Designed to enhance your professional toolbox and provide insight into your career path, the program is divided into three eight-month rotations. The program will take you on an exciting yet challenging journey, placing you within diverse and talented teams that will push you to expand your competencies in various areas of finance. Your first two rotations will be in Group Controlling and Business Partnering (the order will be decided before the program start), and you will conclude the program with the Elective rotation.

The Program Rotations

Rotation 1 and 3 is in our HQ while you will pack your bags and go for an adventure in rotation 2, working at one of our offices abroad.

Rotation 1 (HQ) or 2 (abroad): Group Controlling

Working in Group Controlling, you will develop your skills within consolidation, accounting and analysis.

You will prepare financial statements, accounting memos and assist our M&A department with accounting tasks.

You will also make controlling visits throughout the year to locations throughout Europe to gain a better understanding of our entities and strengthen the quality of reporting.

Moreover, you will assist our subsidiaries in the reporting mechanism between local ERP systems and our consolidation system.

Rotation 1 (HQ) or 2 (abroad): Business Partnering

Working in Business Partnering, you will strengthen your abilities within business performance analysis and expand your cross-cultural competencies.

You will get hands-on experience in the forecasting process and learn to identify which areas of shipping and logistics require in-depth analysis to improve business performance.

You will also carry out daily tasks that may include tracking and follow-up of customer profitability, development of new KPI reports, and assisting with management reporting for the division to senior management.

Rotation 3: Electives (FP&A or Treasury)

In your final rotation, you will select between a focus on financial planning & analysis or treasury.

Here you will enhance your abilities in analysing business unit performance.

You will deliver analyses to Group Executive management, highlight performance gaps and potential investment opportunities, and ensure that proper actions are implemented to close possible performance gaps.

You will work with peers across business units, core group functions, and senior management by providing support to decision-making processes, financial management information, performance management reporting and financial planning.

After your two-year journey, you will have gained a well-rounded understanding of and valuable skills within the financial side of shipping and logistics. Additionally, if the fit is right, we will invite you to continue your journey with DFDS.

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What we’re looking for

In DFDS, we think the strongest teams are built on diversity and inclusivity. Contrasting opinions, varied skills and strong characters bring out the best in us all. With this in mind, our ideal graduates have the following qualifications: 

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Has completed a relevant master’s degree within finance no more than a year prior to the start of the Graduate Program

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Has delivered solid academic results

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Has relevant work experience from a student job or internship

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Has outstanding analytical skills

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Values great collaboration, teamwork and is passionate about making an impact

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Is highly curious to learn and want to take part in a professional and individual development journey

Practical info

The program begins Friday 1 September 2023, with a thorough onboarding and warm welcome to DFDS. You will work at our new DGNB-gold-certified headquarters in Nordhavn for the duration of the first and third rotations. Aside from the stunning view over our ferry terminal, our office offers access to the fitness centre, yoga classes, table football, and other recreational activities with our employees.

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FAQs about the application process

Upload your CV, diploma/transcript and application based on the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be part of DFDS and graduate in our Finance Graduate Program?

  2. How do you believe that being a graduate will kickstart your Finance-career?

  3. Where do you see yourself contribute the most to the program and, likewise, where do you see yourself be challenged the most?

Please note that all documents should be in English and that all documents should be merged into one PDF file.

Apply here

If you think your personality, skills, and ambitions match this role, we’d love to hear from you no later than 13 March 2023.

  • 28-29 March 2023: Selected applicants will participate in the first interview round via Microsoft Teams with our Graduate Program Manager and Finance employees. In this interview, we will get to know each other a little better, discuss your answers to the questions from your application and shortly go through your results in the logical test, which we will ask you to complete before the interview. If you haven’t been invited for the first round of interviews, you will receive an electronic rejection from us after the application deadline.

  • 12 April 2023: Selected applicants from the first interview round will be invited to our Graduate Assessment Centre Day, a day full of professional and personal learning.

  • Week 16 2023: Selected applicants from the Assessment Centre Day will be invited to the final interview round with the Finance Management team and our CFO.

Job offers are expected shortly after.

All applicants that participated in the Graduate Assessment Centre Day will receive feedback following the final interview round.

Contact us

If there is something you need to know that we haven’t already covered, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

For questions related to the recruitment process and questions related to the program in general, please contact Graduate Program Manager and HR Consultant Sarah Krolack at or at +45 20 98 84 45.

For questions related to the rotations, please contact Graduate Program Owner in Finance and Vice President, Head of Business Finance, Jeppe Skivild, at or +45 31 33 94 27.