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Join the International Operations Business Graduate Programme

The International Business Graduate Programme is a springboard for a life-changing career for candidates with a recent master degree. Embark on a 2-year journey of 3 rotations offering a unique chance to bring your knowledge, skills and talent to life in a global business environment. If this appeals to you, continue reading, explore the Graduate blog and connect with us on Facebook.

This programme will open for application in August 2015

Application for starting a life-changing career as part of the IO Business Programme ended 1 February 2015. Read about the selection process.

This specific programme will open for application again in August 2015 in 4 selected countries (start working from January 2016). From November 2015 more job opportunities will be published here (start working from September 2016).

Meet Maziar Mike Doustdar,
head of International Operations
Meet current graduates


About the Programme

The International Operations Business Graduate Programme is for newly graduated master’s and for those finalising it in 2015 and is a 2-year programme. During this time you will explore the company and develop your personal and professional skills through 3 job rotations. The journey starts in your home country. See above list of affiliates and check out the information about the business areas below. 2nd rotation will take you to our headquarters in Denmark and the 3rd rotation will bring you back to a country within the business region in where you started (different from your home country).

What you will be doing

During the three 8-month rotations you will work full-time and gain extensive on-the-job experience relevant to the rotation placement. You get the chance to explore the company in 3 different geographical locations. The rotations will take place in the local country you apply for, our headquarters in Denmark and in one of our business regions or in a different affiliate than in the one you started.

Working within International Operations

International Operations is one of the five regions within Novo Nordisk Operations representing the larger part of the world’s geography which includes South America, Africa, Middle East, Russia & CIS-markets (Commonwealth of Independent States), Asia and Australia. With a current population of 4.5 billion people and expected diabetes burden of 300 million by 2030 (representing 60% of the diabetes population) we are committed to Changing Diabetes and changing the lives of people with haemophilia.

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Business Area Oceania, South East Asia (BAOS)

Business Area Africa (BAAF)

Business Area Gulf, India & Egypt (BAGIE)

Business Area Near East (BANE)

Business Area Latin America (BALAT)

Central Latin America (CLAT)

Business Area Commonwealth of Independent States (BACIS)

Your development opportunities

The International Operations Business Graduate Programme will give you the opportunity to learn valuable skills as you work across different business areas and countries to accomplish your goals. The Programme will provide unique insights into the global operation and exposure to key stakeholders and leaders - two influential factors in shaping your future career path.

Have you got what it takes?

To join the International Operations Business Graduate Programme you have recently completed (or will finalise n 2015) – a master’s degree in a relevant study of commerce, for example within economics, management, international business, marketing or a related field. As a candidate, you have no more than 1 year of work experience since finishing your master degree studies (we also welcome candidates with some years of work experience between their bachelor’s and master’s degree). You have an above average academic record and an excellent command of both spoken and written English.

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