Meet some former graduates

Here, we will introduce you to a few of our talented former graduates, who will tell you why they chose to apply for the programme and what it is like being a graduate at Danske Commodities.

Former DC graduate Tobias Basse

TOBIAS BASSE

  • Full name: Tobias Basse
  • Education: PhD-degree in Cosmology
  • Employed since: 1 September 2014

Why did you choose to become a DC Graduate?

Coming from an untraditional background, the graduate programme represents an excellent opportunity for me to hone my programming skills while acquiring a broad understanding of many aspects of the business. I am confident that an understanding of everyday challenges that my stakeholders face will improve the solutions that I provide.


What is the most inspiring challenge in being a DC Graduate?

I face many new concepts both related to the business and software development. I am constantly challenged to identify opportunities by drawing on my experience from physics both on the abstract and concrete levels.


What is the culture like at Danske Commodities?

The culture at Danske Commodities is very open and people are enthusiastic. Both formal and informal knowledge sharing is highly encouraged.

Former DC graduate Jinghua Wang

JINGHUA WANG

  • Full name: Jinghua Wang
  • Education: Master's in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Employed since: 1 September 2014

Why did you choose to become a DC Graduate?

Energy trading was a brand new domain for me, as a fresh IT graduate. I wanted to gain market knowledge by learning from the actual business, which could lay a solid foundation to develop me as an in-house software developer. And it paid off!


What is the most inspiring challenge in being a DC Graduate?

Every single day is different. There were challenges all the time - new tasks, new colleagues and new stakeholders.


What is the culture like at Danske Commodities?

People here at Danske Commodities are very passionate and open-minded to opportunities and improvements. We like to share knowledge and ideas, working from a “no stupid questions” principle.

Former DC graduate Georgia Champeri

GEORGIA CHAMPERI

  • Full name: Georgia Champeri
  • Education: Electrical Engineer
  • Employed since: September 2017

Why did you choose to become a DC Graduate?

After my studies, I was considering working in an energy company so when I heard about DC's graduate programme, I was intrigued. It would offer me the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the energy markets and the entire DC value chain, while being challenged and pushed to develop personally and professionally. And I wasn't dissapointed!


What is the most inspiring challenge in being a DC Graduate?

Switching departments every six months is quite a challenge but also inspiring. The moment you start feeling comfortable with your team and your role, you move to a new team and new tasks. DC's graduate programme took me outside my comfort zone and enabled me to improve my adaptability skills.


What is the culture like at Danske Commodities?

Danske Commodities is an informal and flexible workplace with a "challenge the status qou" and "continous learning" culture.

JOACHIM GAOUGAOU

  • Full name: Joachim Gaougaou
  • Education: Master's in Trading and Asset Management
  • Employed since: September 2017

Why did you choose to become a DC Graduate?

The description of the DC Graduate Programme seemed challenging and intellectually demanding. I was looking for a position where I could learn, be challenged every day and work in a high-paced environment. I didn’t really feel the DC heartbeat until I visited the offices. I had a positive feeling during the interviews and received encouraging feedback regarding DC from my network. But the trigger was when I entered into discussion with my now-colleagues and understood how dynamic this company is.

 

What is the culture like at Danske Commodities?

I'm from the French investment banking world. The business culture is highly hierarchical and decision-making process is slow. The feedback you have on your work is provided annually. I was actually very surprised when I started working at DC. I wasn't used to such an environment with a flat management and strong company culture. Working in a such a dynamic environment is very positive if you really want to invest in your job and bring your contribution to the company.

KRISTIAN JOHNSEN

  • Full name: Kristian Johnsen
  • Education: Master's in International Economic Consulting
  • Employed since: September 2017

Why did you choose to become a DC Graduate?

Working as a Graduate in DC means to challenge the status quo. This, and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced company, was a chance I didn’t want to miss.

 

What is the most inspiring challenge in being a DC Graduate?

Being able to contribute and give value to my team as fast as possible. Expectations to you are high however with so many skillful colleagues, your learning curve is very steep. 

 

What is the culture like at Danske Commodities?

A professional workplace and culture where everybody is willing to help if need be.

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Line Søborg Krabbe Danske Commodities

Line Søborg Krabbe
Talent Attraction Specialist

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