Are you a master’s student with an interest in Tax? Do you want to be exposed to the entire Novo Nordisk value chain while being challenged to explore your boundaries and reach your full potential?


Then this is your chance to turn your degree into a life-changing career at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Apply now to be part of Novo Nordisk’s growth journey and accelerate your own!


The Position

The full-time position as a Global Tax Graduate provides you with the opportunity to experience three exciting jobs in just two years. You will join a host department as an equal member of the team and rotate in areas of the business where the graduate programme is well known and respected. It is a place where you are empowered by managers who trust you with key responsibilities and exciting tasks and who are expecting you to deliver high quality, whilst continuously keeping your development in focus. You will work with various tax projects across Global Tax in Denmark, USA and Switzerland – ensuring a strong tax toolbox, including knowledge of digital tools, and a holistic understanding of Novo Nordisk and the pharmaceutical industry.


Our global Graduate Programme is designed to bring together change makers with a diversity of perspectives and equip them with the tools needed to accelerate their personal and professional development. The two-year programme allows you to explore the world while developing your career. You will be taken on three rotations around the globe where you will work in a fast-paced environment and grow in ways you never could have imagined.


A Global Tax graduate’s journey could look like this:

  • Corporate Tax, HQ: Involvement in strategic projects as well as compliance activities within corporate taxation, indirect taxes and transfer pricing
  • Novo Nordisk Inc., US: Supporting tax planning and strategy initiatives for the US consolidated group, as well as assisting with internal and external reporting requirements
  • Novo Nordisk Health Care AG, Switzerland: Supporting the affiliates within Novo Nordisk International Operations in direct and indirect tax matters, such as local manufacturing projects, tax audits and tax risk mitigation, as well as driving and/or implementing tax projects initiated in International Operations or by HQ


Your Programme Manager will guide and mentor you during the full two years of the programme. In each rotation, you will also have a host manager who will support you in your daily work and throughout the eight months in their department. In addition, we also have a strong graduate network in Novo Nordisk, consisting of both current and former graduates who are always ready to offer advice.


Graduate Programme Start Date: 1 September 2024.



To be able to apply to the Global Tax track, you must have:

  • Recent master’s degree (from 2023 or 2024) in a relevant subject, for example Tax, Law, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or Management Accounting with strong academic achievements
  • No more than 1 year of full-time work experience after completing your Master’s degree (when hired)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities is not a requirement but a plus.
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering is not a requirement but a plus
  • Previous pharmaceutical work experience is not a requirement to apply for the programme


Additionally, you have an international mind-set with an ability to adapt quickly to change and to relocate internationally as part of the programme.


About the department

The Global Tax track offers three exciting eight-month rotations across our company and value chain, providing you with hands-on experience with the job, as an in-house tax advisor, communicating recommendations and creating measurable business impact. You will work with senior managers and build an international network of colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key tax professionals at Novo Nordisk.

As you embark on your life-changing career in Novo Nordisk, we will provide you with accelerated personal and professional development through: 1-on-1 sparring with a senior mentor assigned to you from day one; extensive custom-built training programme; international experience by working abroad in our regional offices and HQ, and a unique graduate community spanning across programmes filled with social activities and inspiring colleagues to spare with and learn from.

The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in Novo Nordisk, hence it will support you in finding a position in the company after the two years. This is your opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here – to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For questions about the Global Tax track please contact Sophia Muusmann on



15 January 2024.


Please make sure to upload your CV, latest academic record and motivational letter in English.


In the motivational letter we expect to learn more about your motivation for wanting to join Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme, as well as your personal and professional competencies. Hence, make sure you include what are your expectations of the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations.


You can apply from any device but as you will be asked to answer several questions on the application page, we recommend applying from a PC instead of a mobile phone.


To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

Application deadline: 15-01-2024 Starting date: 02-09-2024