Ramboll is awarded prize as one of Denmark’s best internship companies

Denmark’s best internship company has just been crowned. RAMBOLL Management Consulting and intern Louise Kjær Petersen from Business Academy Aarhus won the Jury’s Special prize after competing with the seven other internship companies at a major event at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

150 spectators sat on the edge of their seats at the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Copenhagen when the best internship company in Denmark was announced.

In all, there were three awards. The prize for this year’s best internship company went to Danske Bank in Kolding, the audience prize went to the marketing agency Skjoldby & Co. in Roskilde, and Ramboll Management Consulting in Aarhus received the Jury’s Special prize (picture).

‘Ramboll had confidence in me, supported me, gave me room to evolve and not least tested my limits,’ says a happy winning intern Louise Kjær Petersen, who could finally breathe a sign of relief and release the butterflies in her stomach.

‘It was what I dreamt of when I nominated Ramboll. So now I can give something back,’ says the 22 year old Finance student from Business Academy Aarhus.

During her internship, Louise has tried her hand at sales and coding - subjects which are totally outside her financial subject areas.

317 nominations, eight finalists, three winners

Prior to the final award ceremony, 317 interns from the country’s eight business academies had nominated their internship companies for the competition. This was whittled down to eight finalists, one from each business academy.

The prizes were awarded by a judge from the Danish version of the tv show ‘Shark tank’, Mia Wagner and CEO Erick Thürmer from Thürmer Tools in northern Zealand , which also produced the 3D printed statuettes in sustainable, recycled plastic from the Indian Ocean.

Internship opens the door to a job

Before long, thousands of students in Denmark’s business academies will have to decide where to do their internship. And it doesn’t matter which internship company the students choose because the internship often ends up being the entrance ticket to their first job.

In fact, approximately one in four of the 9,000 annual internships by a business academy student lead to permanent employment, according to Danish Business Academy.

See video (2:16) from the award show in Børsen, Copenhagen