Are you looking for a life-changing career in leadership?

Then we are ready to offer you a leadership trainee position at Novo Nordisk site Kalundborg.

We will train you in pharmaceutical processes, systems and good manufacturing practice and offer you the right knowledge and leadership skills necessary to succeed as an Associate Manager.

Joining our Associate Manager Trainee Programme should result in you taking up a permanent position as an Associate Manager in one of our Production or Support areas at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg.

The first four months of the trainee program consists of structured training in various aspects necessary to succeed as an Associate Manager, which effectively will onboard you in your new role.

As part of the programme, you will get a deep understanding of our company, business, values, and our production methods. You will be included in projects to improve and increase our production capacity, reach our sustainability goals, and escalate our industry transformation.

Apply here before February 14th, 2024

Read more about Novo Nordisk Kalundborg here.

Application requirements

Apply by following the application process.

Start by filling in the details about yourself your background. Afer you've completed this, you will be asked to upload your CV.

The application deadline is February 14th, 2024.

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Candidates will be invited for interviews etc. in week 9 - 11, 2024.

Candidates who are not invited for an interview will be notified by e-mail.

  • The application deadline is February 14th, 2024
  • Selected candidates will start the program May 1st, 2024
  • During Q3 2024, we will evaluate your performance and discuss your future aspirations and potential to become Associate Manager

The Associate Manager Trainee Programme is made to set you up for success when you enter an associate manager position. It is not a prerequisite to have prior experience from the pharma industry, so we will ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this environment. That should make the transition into an Associate Manager position smooth, so you can generate value together with your team from day one.

The objective of having an Associate Manager Trainee Programme is to strengthen the pipeline of potential future Associate Managers and ensure the diversity within the pool of leaders at Novo Nordisk site Kalundborg.

No, our corporate language is English.

Yes, the program is a regular full-time position, and your salary will be an attractive salary according to a trainee position. When transitioning into the Associate Manager position the salary will be adapted to match the position's job level.

Based on your performance and the business’ needs we will evaluate when you are ready to take up an Associate Manager's position in Novo Nordisk site Kalundborg.

We aim at offering all Trainees an Associate Manager position by the end of the trainee period and so far, our success-rate has been 100%.

Yes, Kalundborg municipality will support temporary accommodation. This will give you the time to find a place to live. Link to more information Find ditnyhjem (

You will join as a trainee in one of our departments while at the same time be trusted with a lot of responsibility. You will be assigned a mentor that in addition to the training will help guide you in your day-to-day work and your learning journey.

Yes, you will have a mentor who will guide you during the full 4 months of the program. Your mentor will be an experienced manager.

Furthermore, you will be a part of a leadership team, so that you are well prepared to take on the role as an Associate Manager when there is a match between you having acquired the right skill set and competencies and business need.

The program will not only develop your leadership skills but also give you the pharma, production and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) knowledge to ensure your future performance and growth in Novo Nordisk.

In addition to the application requirements listed above, it requires that you can grasp complex processes, systems and problems and have the skills to motivate, develop and set a clear direction for your future team.

If you have any further questions, please send an email to Sune Stefansson: