talent programme 

Why we invest in our talents

The target for our global talent programme ACCELERATOR is to offer a group of our talents a platform for personal and professional development in order to retain them - but there's more to it than that.

We want them to become role models and future leaders – and create that ripple effect that will benefit COWI, and ultimately society, as a whole.
Jens Højgaard Christoffersen Chief Executive Officer, COWI

"Heroes at COWI are team players. So for these young talents, acting as role models implies that they're able to engage and motivate their colleagues and teams by taking responsibility, by being ambitious and by supporting others in accelerating their individual skills," says CEO Jens Højgaard Christoffersen.

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Facts about ACCELERATOR 

  • The talent programme has 24 participants and runs for 18 months.
  • It consists of a mix of stretch assignments, on-the-job-training, mentoring, course input and specific tasks for each participant. The average age is mid-thirties.
  • Participants are selected based on their performance and potential: Performance during the last three years and their potential for taking on a major responsibility.
  • The 24 candidates have all achieved excellent results, been good role models and at the same time shown strong capability, ambition and commitment to develop COWI.