Novo Nordisk 3173 views

# of Positions 36
main location Bagsværd
Duration 24
Functions Business, Marketing, Market Access, Finance, Procurement, R&D
Time per duration 8 months
international rotations Depending on track Italy, Serbia, The Gulf, Thailand, Pakistan, Korea, India, Brazil, Colombia
Requirements Master’s degree, minimum of 6 month’s international experience. Maximum of 1 year relevant work experience after graduation, above average academic achievements, able to relocate internationally. English language required.

Applications Open
17 Nov
Applications Close
6 Jan
Applications Start
September 2021

Our take on the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given them experience and capabilities that enables the company to defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,300 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries.

The business philosophy

The Triple Bottom Line –
The Novo way of doing business

Building on the conviction that the formula for lasting success is to stay focused, think long-term and do business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way. Novo Nordisk manage their business in accordance with the Triple Bottom Line principle.

Our Triple Bottom Line

The story of Novo Nordisk goes back more than 90 years

It began when August Krogh, a Nobel Prize-winning professor at the University of Copenhagen, decided he wanted to start producing a revolutionary new medical preparation called insulin.

Novo Nordisk’s history

Insights on the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme

Articles about Novo Nordisk

To improve the knowledge of current graduates and future applicants for the graduate scheme at Novo Nordisk, we sat down in an interview with once programme manager for the graduate programme at the company, Caroline Sehested. She shared key insights on how the program is designed and how to get considered by their recruiters for one of the desired graduate positions.


Not only did we conduct an interview with Caroline, Graduateships has also talked to former and current graduates at Novo Nordisk, Max and Nicolas.


Max, who is a Global Finance graduate with an educational background from St Gallen and London School of Economics, was very impressed with the projects he got to work on and the social activities included as part of his time at the Novo scheme.


Nicolas highlighted the need for creating a unique application, where everything from CV, cover letter and any interview and video uploads are thought through. He urges students to be relax and humble and remember that even though there are high expectations for a Novo Nordisk graduate, a large emphasis is put on giving you learning as a graduate.


Graduate Progressions (example of roles after the graduate programme)

Internal: Manager, Strategic Planning. Global Customer Insights Manager. Junior Product Manager.

External: Consulting: Management & IT Consulting. Pharma/Health Care: Novozymes, Lundbeck, Coloplast. C20 Companies: Novo Nordisk, Maersk, Lego etc.


The Verdict

What's good
  • "Well-developed graduate programme"
  • "Prestigious company"
  • "World-known graduate programme"
  • "Very social environment"
What's not so good
  • "Not all tracks secure permanent employment after completion"

Novo Nordisk

World leader in diabetes care with a growing business in other treatment areas like haemophilia. More than 41,600 employees in 75 countries

  • Rank: 1
  • Company size: 1000
  • Global: Yes
  • Graduate program: Yes
  • Intern program: Yes

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