Contract Management Graduate Trainee

  • Category: Project Management & Execution
  • Location: Redcar, GB

Give your career a powerful start!

Are you newly or soon-to-be graduated student, with a keen interest in empowering the green transition and creating a sustainable society? Are you interested in broadening your horizons with international work assignments during your training programme and beyond? If so then this programme could be for you.

NKT’s power transmission solutions connect the electrical grid of countries together and enable the transmission of renewable power from remote locations (such as offshore windfarms) to urban areas. Cables are the unseen heroes of this electrified age and are integral to the global transition towards a greener world. At NKT we take great pride in being part of the green transition and building a sustainable future for generations to come. 

We are searching for up-and-coming talent to join our UK Graduate Programme to support our journey to connect a greener world. Are you in?

This graduate programme would cover Contract Management at NKT.  Throughout this programme your training and on the job expereience will equip you to:

  • Undertake complex negotiations and support the close out of contractual agreements with clients, partners and subcontractors alike
  • Evaluate complex claims with multiple stakeholders, safeguarding the commercial interests of NKT
  • Undertake commercial contract administration, ensuring obligations and deadlines are met
  • Directly support our project teams through the life-cycle of our contracts, from inception, to tender development, through production/installation phases, and to contract close-out
  • Directly support our procurement teams to close-out key subcontracts, ensuring that major commitments, liabilities and contractual mechanisms are aligned
  • Support in the preparation and participation of risk management reviews
  • Draft, review, amend, prepare, negotiate and close key terms of contract agreements and variations 

Join us in connecting a greener world!

Life at NKT.

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes a better place to work. Being part of NKT opens a world of future career opportunities as well as learning possibilities.  As part of this programme you will join and rotate amongst highly skilled teams, based across our UK HQ in Teesside and our various project sites, whilst supplementing your experience with extended rotations at our world leading facility in Karlskrona, Sweden. This site comprises a major production facility for manufacturing high voltage power cables and is currently subject to further significant expansion to meet the growing demands of the market. It is also the home to our advanced Cable Lay Vessel, NKT Victoria, which shall be joined by another market-leading new-build vessel in the near future.

Learn more about Life as a Connector at NKT!

Eager to kick-start your career in a global company with endless opportunities?

The graduate programme commences in September 2024, commencing onboarding and initial orientation throughout August 2024, with an overall programme duration of circa 18 months. You will be permanently employed from day one and upon completion of your graduate training programme you will move seamlessly into your new career path. During the programme you will take part in a high profile project together with your graduate counterparts (or connectors as we like to refer to them), sponsored by one of our senior business leaders. The programme includes scheduled periods of rotation, where the aim is to develop a broad network across the organisation, achieving a solid end-to-end understanding of NKT and our working culture. Your first 12 months will primarily be spent in Sweden at our world leading facility in Karlskrona!

You will be given the responsibility to undertake well-defined tasks whilst learning to solve problems which you can be accustomed to meeting within your future area of responsibility. The rotation abroad will further accelerate your personal growth in an international environment. 

Ambitious, collaborative and highly motivated talents

We are looking for newly (or soon-to-be) graduated candidates with either an undergraduate or post-graduate degree relevant to the advertised role.

At NKT we empower and support our people to develop their career prospects which requires a solid work-ethic and eagerness to acquire new knowledge and skills. Our teams are built on collaboration and positive team spirit so the interested candidate will need to demonstrate a solid team mindset with an open mind for sharing solutions, competences and experiences. In addition to this, the interested candidate must also evidence analytical problem solving skills, keen attention to detail, whilst demonstrating key communication skills.

As a pre-requisite for application, candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Authorisation to work within the EU would also be beneficial but not essential.  You must hold a current and valid passport.

How to apply: The recruitment process

The below application portal closes 8 March 2024. Personality, DBS and adaptive tests may be expected throughout the recruitment process. If you have any questions regarding the graduate programme or your application, you are very welcome to reach out to HR Manager UK – Emma Wilson, or Andrew Piasecki, Head of UK & Ireland,

Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow!

About NKT
At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

Senior Project Manager

Christoph started his career at NKT as a trainee. Since then, he made huge steps forward and is now a senior project manager for NKT in Cologne. He enjoys taking on responsibility and leading teams with multi-cultural background.

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