Early career

Student helper, trainee, intern

An Innovative, purpose driven and team-oriented Company

Innovation and growth are a vital part of our DNA. As an employer, we are proud of hiring people early in their career and empowering them. We wish to offer a working environment where people early in their career can challenge themselves, learn and grow.

Joining us as part of our Early Career programs, you will get an interesting and challenging job where you will be part of an international atmosphere, working with people from all over the world on a daily basis. We credit independence and fact-driven decisions, and there are great opportunities to bring your ideas to the table. Early career programs are available in our office in Denmark.

Student help positions

  • Flexible working hours, average 15-20 h/week
  • For both bachelors and Master students
  • Preferable, you have a few years left of your studies
  • Paid

“As a student, I get the freedom to pursue my own projects, drive them forward, and include stakeholders around the organisation. You learn fast when your managers consider you a regular employee, and not just one who brews the office coffee. Working in Front-end Innovation, I get to be part of the concept development of new FOSS solutions. I contribute to the work on product requirements, UX research, and the proof of concept of new products. I get my hands on quite a lot of different projects, which is exciting as two days are never the same.”

Anders Sindal Stæhr, Student Help, Project Creation, B.Sc. Design and Innovation


  • 20 – 37 hours / week
  • For both bachelors and Master students
  • Length of internship is 20 weeks
  • Paid

“As an intern in the Meat segment at FOSS, I am part of an innovative project team. I’ve had the freedom of setting my own learning goals: programming, learning about food safety in the meat industry, hygienic design, field test planning and the likes. My team helps me achieve these goals, and working interdisciplinary is both fun and rewarding. During my 5 months internship, I have gotten a much better understanding of what it means to be an engineer. The one thing I would highlight about FOSS is the great working culture: I have not yet met a colleague, who wasn’t eager to help me in one way or another.”

Ellen Patricia Krenk, Intern, Meat segment, B.Eng.Food quality and safety

Thesis & project writing

  • Write your thesis in collaboration with FOSS experts
  • Master thesis – 30-60 ETCS
  • Bachelor thesis – 10-15 ETCS
  • Minor assignments - 5-15 ETCS

“I had the opportunity to do my Masters project at FOSS in close collaboration with the Data and Algorithms team (D&A). In no time I became part of a team that holds a high level of experience and competences specifically within chemometrics and data-analysis. Being at FOSS I had the chance of exploring real-world data combined with advanced machine learning algorithms. I would definitely recommend all students to write their thesis within a company like FOSS as this provides insight into how important interdisciplinary work across different departments in order to deliver high quality solutions.”

Sophie Silberbrandt, MSc. Mathematical modelling and Computation

Office trainee, administration (Kontorelev)

  • 2 year programme, rotation in 4 different departments
  • Requirement: Completed EUX, HHX or other qualifying education
  • Paid

“A global company like FOSS gives me as a trainee many opportunities for further development both professionally but also personally. As a trainee, the focus is on your development, and you act on equal terms with your colleagues. You get responsibility, independent tasks, but also take part in projects so you feel like part of the team. I wanted to study HD at CBS at the same time as my time as a trainee and that opportunity is offered by FOSS.”

Nicklaes Mårtensen, Office Trainee

Get on board and build your network

When joining FOSS as young professional, you will benefit from an onboarding program and a welcome day, unique opportunities to become familiar with FOSS´ universe and mission. This is also an opportunity to build your own personal global network and meet senior business leaders, influencers as well as young professional from around the world.

You will be working from our office in Denmark, with the possibility to sign up for activities and exercise groups, work out at our fitness center and eat at our canteen (lunch, afternoon snacks and coffee. Early career at FOSS also means receiving on-the-job training, coaching and guidance from senior business leaders throughout your journey with us. They'll provide you with continuous feedback so you can improve your skills, take on new experiences and unleash your potential.

FOSS Student community

To highlight the importance of our students, we have recently launched the FOSS Student Community; a cross-functional group of students from the entire organization, aiming to facilitate the integration as well as the personal and professional development of our students at FOSS. You will join a network of about 25 Students, who gather for social and professional events and network.

Ready to embark on this journey at FOSS?

Are you a student and want to be part of the team? We are often looking for new young talents to join our team, so do keep an eye on our job postings and our talent pool.

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