Here you can find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
Being a graduate means that you have already graduated with a Master's degree and started in your first “real” job. It’s a learning journey – a development programme where you get to explore different parts of a big international organisation and you are considered as a full-time employee
Interns have not finished their education. They work to gain professional experience while studying and are often assigned for a specific task for a few months. And internship does not include any rotations
Remember that we hire for attitude and train for skills. You need to be a teamplayer and have the ambition and passion to make a difference for the millions of people who live with diabetes and other chronical diseases.
Yes, as long as you plan to graduate within the same year that you are starting in a Graduate Position. It is also okay that you have not received your official graduate diploma before starting in the Graduate Programme, as long as you have finished your studies and are just waiting for the official papers.
Yes, the Graduate Programme is considered a full time position and your salary will be compariable with an entry level position. Salary and benefits such as pension and health insurance is based upon local terms, depending on where you are hired - either in one of the programme tracks in Denmark or in a local International Operations programme track.
No, our corporate language is English so speaking Danish is absolutely not a requirement.
For the positions as a Graduate starting in September 2020, the application deadline has passed - stay tuned for updates on Graduate positions in 2021..
The online application process has three steps. First you fill in details about you and your background. Then you answer 3 questions about your motivation for joining Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme. Most tracks will have a 4th, more track specific question as well. Then you record or upload a 60-seconds video, answering a question asked by the programme track and finally, you upload your CV and transcrtips.
Read more about the application process or see the individual programme tracks pages to learn more about the tracks.
Be yourself and share why Novo Nordisk is a place you want to work for. What motivates you and why do you think being a graduate is amazing? We would like to know who YOU are.
Check out some of the blogposts from our Graduate community for inspiration. Several blog postings are focusing on the application process.
You will be able to show your personality and motivation in the video. The video is an integral part of your application and is meant for you to show us who you are, and why should be selected for the Graduate Programme.
Don’t worry, we are not expecting a big, fancy Hollywood movie – we just want to get to know you a little better. Good sound and good lighting are the only things you need to consider.
Please note that you will be able to record your video several times, to ensure you are happy with the result, before submitting your application. And make sure that you keep within 1-minute - we are not able to see more than that.
Yes and no. Most programme managers will take your input into consideration, but in the end the choice is not up to you. We want to ensure that we always match our graduates with current projects and business needs, so it is the tasks and not the destination that in the end is most important for the final decision.