Danish graduates poorly suited to an international career

Global Danish companies urge the universities to focus more on the needs of the companies

Global Danish companies still find that home-grown candidates too often lack the necessary requirements to pursue an international career. This conclusion is in accordance with a report DI released one year ago that showed that 35 percent of Danish companies had problems getting Danish candidates with the right qualifications.

The candidates all too often lack the cultural understanding and determination to pursue an international carrier.Danish companies like FL Smidth, which has more than 50,000 employees in 15 countries, and Arla agreed that they still have problems finding Danish candidates with the right qualifications.

“The education does not even get close to what you need for an international career,” explained Kasper Nygaard, the global brand manager at Arla, to Jyllands-Posten. He recommended that the students should work more on concrete cases based on the reality that companies face in everyday life.