Dansk Supermarked crowned best internship company
Dansk Supermarked, with their intern Mads Fuglsang Hedegaard, have won this year’s Business Academy Aarhus internship award.
From the left: Head of Department Kim Sørensen Ramus from Business Academy Aarhus, former bachelor student Mads Fuglsang Hedegaard and Morten Agerholm Product Manager from Dansk Supermarked Group.
The Internship award was handed out at the Dansk Supermarked headquarters in Brabrand, Aarhus.
100% trust and responsibility
The newly graduated Bachelor in International Sales and Marketing Management was one of many who, during the spring, nominated his internship company for the award. And the jury was in no doubt that the Dansk Supermarked had given Mads Fuglsang Hedegaard an extraordinarily good internship.
‘They deserve the prize because they trusted Mads 100 percent from the outset, gave him responsibility and took him seriously,’ explains Ole Middelhede, partner and headhunter in consultancy company Assessit and a part of the jury.
Interns important for business
Danish Supermarked Group has employed many interns from higher education, including business academies, and they are seen as a great resource.
‘We are very pleased with the nomination. Interns are an important part of our business and the way we recruit people. So, the fact that our interns are just as happy for the cooperation as we are means a lot to us. For the same reason, it is also extremely important for us to have good educational institutions in and around Aarhus, who can provide us with a strong pipeline of talented and dedicated students,’ says purchasing manager Jakob Nørgaard-Petersen from Dansk Supermarked.
Focus on a good internship process
Business Academy Aarhus awards the prize in order to raise awareness about the importance of a good and well-designed internship process. As something new this year, the winner goes on to a finale consisting of interns from Denmark’s eight other business academies.
‘The internship process is an important part of the student’s education. In many cases, the internship also opens the door to their first job. Therefore, we would like to pay tribute and highlight the companies that take extra good care of our students - so that they are keen to keep up the good work and will inspire others,’ says the Rector Christian Mathiasen from Business Academy Aarhus.
Business Academy Aarhus’ internship award has been awarded for the first time to create focus on the importance of a good internship process in higher education.
The other top nominees for this years’ award were:
- Raw Snacks Europe Aps
- Økologisk Landsforening
- DANSKI A/S
The jury that selected the winner, consisted of:
- Partner and headhunter Ole Middelhede from the consultancy company Assessit
- Rector Christian Mathiasen, Business Academy Aarhus
- Student Rose Olsen from the student organisation Academy Council
- Internship Consultant Anne Marie Andersen, Business Academy Aarhus
About This Year’s Business Academy Internship
The winner of Business Academy Aarhus’ internship award will be going to the finale consisting of interns from Denmark’s eight other business academies. The overall winner will be chosen on Tuesday, 7 June at an award ceremony at Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel in Odense.