International Operations HR Graduate, India: Kick-start your life-changing career!
Are you a master’s student with an interest in Human Resources? Turn your degree into a global career at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies! Be a part of Novo Nordisk’s growth journey and accelerate your own.
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. You will be exposed to the entire Novo Nordisk value chain while being challenged to explore your boundaries and reach your full potential.
About the International Operations HR track
Novo Nordisk International Operations encompasses markets in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America. Employees working within HR in Novo Nordisk have a wide range of roles and responsibilities – but all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive continued success of the organisation.
During the programme you will work with senior managers within our HR functions and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people at Novo Nordisk.
We’ve designed the International Operations HR track, so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experiences to become a valued and integral part of our company in your home country.
T he position
During the two-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of eight-months duration, starting in your home country India, in our affiliate office, followed by two further international rotations which could include one of our HR Centres of Excellence based in our Headquarter in Denmark, our International Operations Strategic Head Office in Zurich, or one of our many global affiliates. You will partner closely with your internal stakeholders and gain hands-on experience with business challenges and risks that pharmaceutical companies face in the marketplace.
The rotations are shaped to suit your development needs, while meeting our business requirements and to ensure you build the required competences needed to become a future HR leader in Novo Nordisk.
Please note: this specific Graduate Programme is targeted at candidates from India, or those who would like to start their careers in India within the field of human resources and hold full citizenship. We have many other Graduate Programmes, which are open to applicants from anywhere in the world.
About Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is the 2nd most valuable pharmaceutical company in the world based on market cap. It was founded in 1923 and is headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.
Our purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon our heritage in diabetes. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat.
We employ more than 60,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. We’re on a relentless mission to drive change for millions of people living with chronic diseases, and we need people like you to join us on this mission and take Novo Nordisk into the future.
Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.
To apply for the International Operation HR track in India you must have:
- A citizenship from India
- A recent Master’s degree from 2023 or 2024 in a relevant field, for example within HR management, business administration or international business.
- 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, maximum 1-2 years
- International mind-set and ability to adapt quickly to change
- Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive, and an eagerness to learn
- Globally mobile and professional fluency in English
If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, please make sure to submit your application no later than 14 December 2023 GMT+1
For questions about the Graduate Programme, please contact one of our current graduates or visit the FAQ section of our graduate careers website.
Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared 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
- Share an example with us, describing a successful accomplishment from a team collaboration (max 180 words)
- What characteristics do you appreciate in others when working in a team and what three characteristics you think others appreciate about you, and why
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.
More information about the Graduate Programme
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.