New graduates & young professionals

At Orkla, we hire newly graduated students each year to fill a wide range of positions. When you are offered a role at Orkla as a new graduate, you will be defined as a Young Professional (YP). As a YP, you will be employed in a permanent position in one of our subsidiary companies and from there the world is your oyster! You will start to build and grow your career in Orkla and gain access to a wide array of development opportunities – both across companies and different brands, moving laterally and upwards throughout the organisation to continually build your competencies and skills.

You will gain access to a wide range of training opportunities at our professional Academies and have the chance to work with leaders who are both inspiring and motivating with their commercial vision and experience. But, more than that, you will be part of an open culture of self-improvement and brave entrepreneurial spirit that runs through all our people, our business and everything that we do.

By choosing Orkla, you will challenge yourself every day – as we strive to find even better ways to leave our mark on the business for years to come.

Opportunities for new graduates that are recruited annually include the following:

  • Brand Manager across all business areas
  • Project Analyst within Production, Strategy & Development (PSD)
  • Production Trainee (Orkla Foods Norway Only)
  • Financial Controller across all business areas and HQ
  • IT Young Professional (covers various specialisations)


Meet our Young Professionals

Read stories from our Young Professionals experiences at Orkla.

Marte Hoel Romskaug

"Because Orkla is a large organization, you will gain access to a wide array of development opportunities – both across companies and different brands."

Read more about Martes experience here

Joakim Gunstad

"The Young Professional program is an excellent transition into the early stages of your career"

Read more about Joakims experience here

Aksel Landsem Mjøem

"The best thing about working in Orkla is probably the huge range of competencies and experiences that employees have which you can learn from. Here every day is an opportunity to learn something new. "

Read more about Aksels experience here