Join the European Finance
graduate programme                     

Looking for a life-changing career within finance? Are you one of tomorrow's key finance managers? Use your master's degree to kick-start your career with us.

The 2-year European Finance Graduate programme will give you comprehensive knowledge of the Novo Nordisk finance operation in Europe and a solid understanding of the underlying business. The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of finance leaders who will play an instrumental part in ensuring that we achieve our vision of being the best finance operation in the global pharmaceutical industry and will give you the opportunity to make a difference to the millions of people who rely on our products. 

What’s it about?

In Novo Nordisk, Finance focuses on driving competitive value creation. This means transforming numbers into more than reporting, controlling and accounting and creating a solid platform for value adding finance business partnering. Managing resource allocation, identifying business opportunities, making challenging decisions, and handling risks proactively are just a few of our activities. We support the organisation by serving our customers, optimising global processes and communicating effectively with our stakeholders. The European Finance Graduate programme has been designed to develop top talents to become future leaders within the area.

During the 2-year programme you will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn competencies relevant for each rotation. Your European Finance Graduate journey could look like the following, however it can be tailored to your personal and professional ambitions:

Rotation set up

What's in it for me?

We are a successful global pharmaceutical company and the world leader in diabetes care. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us continue to change lives for the better as we grow our business and help millions of people around the world.

Working at Novo Nordisk, you will therefore have the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

During the European Finance Graduate programme, you will receive formal training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development through:

• Senior mentor to guide you through the challenges you’ll face throughout the programme

• Targeted training on presentation skills, project management, problem-solving, digital solutions, etc.

• Establishing an international network of world-class colleagues and the opportunity to work with senior managers

We’ve designed the programme so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become an integral part of our company.

European Finance Graduate


Am I qualified?

For the position as a European Finance Graduate starting in September 2020, the application deadline has passed - stay tuned for updates on Graduate positions in 2021.

We are looking for candidates with:

• A relevant master’s degree and above average academic achievements

• International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering

• Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies

• An international outlook and the ability to adapt quickly to change

• A team-player mindset, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn

• Professional fluency in English, and be globally mobile