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.
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.
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.
- "Well-developed graduate programme"
- "Prestigious company"
- "World-known graduate programme"
- "Very social environment"
- "Not all tracks secure permanent employment after completion"