Horizon – 45 talents on their way to the Assessment Centre

We are delighted to announce that 45 talents have been selected to participate in the Assessment Centre process for the third Horizon Programme put on by DFDS.

“We have spent the past month reviewing all applications thoroughly. This year we have changed the process slightly by increasing the dialogue with the nominating managers to ensure the timing is right for all applicants. And because of a very high level and quality of our prospering talents, this year the Executive Committee has decided to include all 45 candidates in the Assessment Centre process. Congratulations to all of you. We are looking forward to starting the journey with you all in the new year,” says Birgitte Kjærsgaard, Director, Training & Development.

The Assessment Centre will take place in March and approximately 20 candidates will go on to participate in the full Horizon Programme, which will finish in 2020.

“It is fantastic to see the diversity in the candidate group, which is represented by 12 different nationalities. And the gender diversity has improved since last year with 31% women and 69% men. We are very proud of this development,” says Birgitte.

The Horizon Programme is a demanding and intense learning and development process including three modules as well as ongoing group projects and individual coaching, running over a period of 12 months. It is dedicated to developing and retaining DFDS’ talents, including future leaders and business-critical talents across the organisation. The purpose is to support our strategy by increasing the participants´ business understanding and developing their future strategic competencies.

CEO Niels Smedegaard explains: “Horizon provides the framework needed to develop some of the exceptional people we have in DFDS. I am excited that this year we’re again seeing a great pool of talent coming forward with a strong wish for personal development and to contribute to the company. This is a very unique opportunity for growth. Being nominated as one of DFDS’ talents is a great achievement itself, so let us congratulate all candidates on this fantastic acknowledgement.”

December 14, 2018