International House North Denmark, is very active within the international community and local businesses. In collaboration with UCN, AAU, the Language Center and Business Region North Denmark, we would like to present you the GGA program.

 Why the GGA?

There has been a growth in the international population in North Denmark, particularly due to the increase in students from around the world drawn to Aalborg and the surrounding area’s higher education institutions. For example, over 10% of Aalborg University’s student body is international. The universities are giving the region academically trained and knowledgeable pool of graduates.

However, many of these new graduates fail to find full time employment after they finish their studies, despite training in attractive subject areas such as engineering. This reduces the retention of talent in the region and thus becomes a poor overall investment. On the other side, there is a skills shortage in many areas of North Denmark business, including in particular engineering, information technology and medicine.

 

 

International House North Denmark has previously identified some of the main difficulties in hiring internationals for companies; chiefly among these were language difficulties, understanding of workplace culture and integration and understanding of Danish culture.

The aim of the Global Growth Agents programme is to take on these challenges and educate internationals in these areas to ensure a better fit for a Danish company. The individual growth agents themselves will also get the opportunity to work for local Danish companies in relation to their study areas, network within their field of expertise, and enhance their employment opportunity in Northern Denmark.

 The activities

The 2-year program will be divided in 4 Semesters, and in each one of them, you will participate in different initiatives.

 

The outcomes

The Global Growth Agents will have the chance to participate in seminars, workshops, courses and meetings related to the program. All these activities are developed with the purpose to strengthen the Agent’s competences. In this sense, there are different outcomes for the different initiatives taking place during this 2-year program. While the GGA’s participate in the activities, we expect them to:

  • Participate on average on 1 event a month
  • Have access to hand-held support during the 2 years of the program and much more…Increase the prospect of finding a job in Denmark
  • Motivate and learn more Danish – both in language school and alone
  • Understand Danish culture, traditions and the rules and norms at a workplace, in order to “fit in” and adapt the work habits to complement the Danish way of working.
  • Increase the chances of networking and bonding between agents and companies, leads to a greater skills in the areas of public speaking and the ‘elevator pitch’.
  • Obtain experience which is respected by employers
  • Gain a network of young professionals
  • Achieve an innovative mindset

Do you want to join?

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN MOVED TO 29th OCTOBER

To join the GGA Program you must be an International full-time master’s degree student at Aalborg University (7th Semester), or an international full-time Academy Profession or Bachelor’s degree student at University College Nordjylland (1st Semester). We are looking for students who believe that Denmark’s Northern Region is the right location to develop their careers.

You can now apply to become a Global Growth Agent until the 29th October.

In order to apply you need to fill out the application form, which you can find here.

We expect you to send the Application form alongside your CV, and we strongly suggest you to share with us a motivational video of maximum 5 minutes, and any eventual endorsement letters or diplomas you may have.

There are two ways you can share your application with us:

In presence:

Once you are ready, you can either bring your application in presence to the International House North Denmark (Rantzausgade 4, 9000-Aalborg on weekdays from 08:30 to 15:00) and deliver it to the secretariat, or drop it in the outdoor mail box – If you do this, please enclose your documents in an envelope.

Via E-Boks:

You should be able to use your secured digital mailbox EBOKS (via www.eboks.dk)

Open www.Eboks.dk on a computer (your personal digital post box), log in, and start a new mail (in Danish: Skriv ny post)

In the recipient field (in Danish: Til) you should type Aalborg Kommune and click search.

Once you located Aalborg Kommune, you select the category Job, Ledighed og ydelser from the drop down menu. Once you chose that category, you will then open the drop-down menu, and choose the following category: International-recruiting jobs

At the subject field (in Danish: Emne) you are supposed to write GGA Application

You should then attach your material, and click send.

You can see detailed instructions for this process with images here

 

We will inform the selected agents as soon as possible, and the GGA Intro Seminar will be announced later on.

 

If you have any question regarding the program or the recruitment process you are welcome to write us on miol@aalborg.dk or call to the number +45 9931 1530.

 

If you will not become selected as an Agent, you will still be able to attend some of the program’s events and arrangements – but you can’t expect our thorough support. Follow us on our Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch with the events

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