Calling ambitious graduates with a passion for Quality!

Are you a newly graduate or at the beginning of your career - this is your opportunity to seize an exciting hands-on learning opportunity and a life-changing career in Novo Nordisk Quality.

Apply today to join other ambitious graduates, who will be your close colleagues during this amazing Quality Accelerator Programme.  

The Quality Accelerator Programme is a one-year programme designed to provide you with a valuable learning experience preparing you for a position within Quality Assurance (QA) at one of our sites in Novo Nordisk Quality. You will join a cohort of approx. 25 highly qualified and engaged colleagues, whom you will share a lot of exciting experiences. During the year, you will receive an accelerated onboarding and will be trained within the various disciplines related to quality assurance of our products. The programme will also include a personal development track where we will focus on assertive communication and feedback skills.

In the programme, you will have two rotations; one short and one long. These rotations will either be between our sites in Kalundborg or between our sites in Greater Copenhagen incl. Hillerød. During these rotations, you will be responsible for executing on QA activities, which can vary in scope and content according to the ongoing activities across Novo Nordisk Quality. In your long rotation, you will also have one-week internships in other areas to get an even broader understanding of our value chain. After the programme, you be hired locally in the host area of your long rotation either in the current team or in another team within the area.

We offer an exciting opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of the whole value chain and play an important role in supporting our stakeholders across the organisation. Your mission will be to safeguard patients by ensuring product quality through compliance with external requirements.


As a QA professional in the Quality Accelerator Programme, you will get the opportunity to make an impact with your decisions, initiative, and engagement - and you will most definitely experience that the impact is enhanced by our close collaboration with our colleagues in production, where we solve challenges through strong teamwork. Also, you will have the opportunity to play a part in optimizing and improving processes, as we believe that making things as simple as possible and avoiding overprocessing leads to higher compliance and quality.

During the one-year programme, your main tasks/responsibilities will be:

•QA onboarding and training: Attend the Quality Accelerator Programme onboarding and training modules. The modules will be supplemented with sparring sessions with your manager.

QA presence: Work side by side with our colleagues at our production sites and in the laboratories to oversee performed processes and help solve issues in real time.

Approve quality documentation: Use your acquired skills to ensure correct documentation e.g., logbooks, batch documentation, Standard Operating Procedures, deviations and validation documentation.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications and mindset:

  • A Master’s degree in Pharmaceuticals, Natural Science, Veterinarian, Chemistry or other relevant area.
  • An interest in assuring quality and improving processes and systems across various units.
  • Keen to find the best solutions by being curios and a good collaborator.
  • An ambitious mindset that is open to new ways of working and seeks to embrace IT when optimizing processes.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.

As a QA Professional in the Quality Accelerator Programme, you are outgoing, analytical, flexible, proactive and engaged about your assignments. You welcome new ideas and new ways of working and have good collaboration and communication skills. As you will work with multiple colleagues across the organization, you must have great stakeholder management skills and the ability to handle diverting interests by seeing issues from all perspectives.

You stive to meet your deadlines and are good at keeping an overview – even in a busy environment where priorities can change quickly. You will have the ability to work and deliver results independently and at the same time be a team player who shines together with your colleagues.

Read more about Novo Nordisk Quality here: Careers within Novo Nordisk Quality

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That is why we make room for diverse career aspirations and always put people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it is a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 50,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we are life changing.


The Quality Accelerator Programme will start 1st of September 2023 and the deadline for applying is the 24th of April 2023. 

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but you will have to include a short description about why you are applying for this programme in your resume or CV. Also, you will have to state if you are interested in the Kalundborg location, the Greater Copenhagen incl. Hillerød location or both. If you do not include this, we will not be able to consider your application.

For further information, feel free to contact Programme Manager, Tine Stjerne Trier Tingleff, +45 30 79 86 14 or Functional Lead, Sarah Tang, +45 30 79 53 93