Student Assistant to Corporate Compliance & Governance

Sustainability is on the strategic agenda in Topsoe - with the purpose of Perfecting Chemistry for a better world and we have embarked on a very ambitious journey to become recognized as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024.

In Corp. Compliance & Governance, we are looking for a part-time Student Assistant to join our team and support the company purpose and growth on tasks related primarily to compliance including the continuous development of our global compliance program.

You will become an essential member of a small dynamic team currently consisting of 3 people located at Topsoe’s HQ in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. As Student Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work and collaborate closely with your colleagues in Compliance and report to the Chief Compliance Officer. The primary mission of the department is to ensure global compliance is defined in our Code of Conduct - whether legally or ethically - when undertaking business activities across the world. Our department forms part of the Global Legal Affairs unit.

Your responsibilities

  • Perform systematic compliance due-diligence on business partners to assess how they meet our high ethical standards on business conduct and report findings to relevant stakeholders within the global organization 
  • Contribute to the continuous development of the compliance program including drafting new policies, increasing the robustness of procedures, and tracking the progress and impact of rolled-out initiatives  
  • Support key activities initiated by the team such as investigations, training, new process launches, and perform analysis on our business processes and conduct.


  • enjoy working independently as well as being part of a small team
  • are a strong communicator, especially in writing, with the ability to convey complex material in simplified forms to multiple stakeholders across the global organization
  • are structured, thorough and flexible in your ways of working, and have a strong sense of responsibility
  • have an analytical mindset and approach challenges systematically with an eye for detail
  • are expected to work 15-20 hours per week on average with flexibility during peak periods – the same flexibility will of course be provided for you around the time of your exams. 

We are looking for a student in the second or third year of their bachelor’s or first year of their master’s degree. The ideal candidate has a business-related background with interests broadly spanning from politics, communications, sustainability, human rights, supply chain, and international business.

Experience with the Microsoft Office-suite is essential, particularly the ability to perform data analysis in Excel. In addition, you must speak and write English fluently.

Further information
Please feel free contact Chief Compliance Officer, Christian Stender ( if you have questions for the position or practicalities of the job.

If we ticked some of your boxes and you would like to be part of our team and work in a dynamic organization with talented colleagues, please submit your application and resume in English and enclose a copy of your latest exam certificates and any references through our website

Starting date is as soon as possible, and no later than September 1st. 2021. 

Application deadline
July 27th. 2021

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. Please see our latest Sustainability Report or Annual Report for more information about Topsoe: