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Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career within global business? Join our 2-year Global Business graduate programme!


The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of key leaders and specialists in our business functions and will give you the opportunity to make a difference to the millions of people who rely on our products.


About the Global Business Graduate Programme
The Global Business graduate programme offers rotational opportunities across Novo Nordisk in areas such as business development, commercial strategy, supply chain, strategic R&D, corporate communication or public affairs.


You can work with global business projects in Novo Nordisk through a wide range of different and exciting roles and within a number of diverse teams and functions – but no matter what, you will work with people who all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive the continued success of Novo Nordisk. 


Throughout the programme you will gain global experience and invaluable skills, while having a wide range of roles and responsibilities across our functions. You will work with senior managers and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people in Novo Nordisk.


The position

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration, both in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and in one of our global affiliates. You will gain experience working as a fully-fledged member of the teams and receive leadership and team work training and development.


During the first rotation in our headquarters in Denmark, you will experience hands-on learning and a solid introduction to corporate life. On your second rotation, which can be anywhere in the world, you will gain local market insight and high responsibility. Coming back to headquarters on your final rotation, you are now an experienced professional and will be able to contribute to the business and drive your own projects.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Together we are life-changing. As a world leader in diabetes care, working at Novo Nordisk allows you the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society, while also providing you with the ability to deliver exciting results from a business perspective in a global pharmaceutical company.


Joining Novo Nordisk should appeal to you not just because we respect and value our employees, but also because of what we do to change the lives of millions of people around the world. To work here you need to be highly ambitious, have a team player mind-set and enjoy working in a global and culturally-diverse organisation.



To apply for the Global Business graduate programme, you must have:


  •  A master’s degree from 2020 or 2021 in a relevant field, for example within strategy, economics, management, international business, communication or marketing – 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
  •  A passion for working with business processes and strategy, high drive, can-do attitude and an ability to adapt to change
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional and personal impact that is reflected in your desire to take the initiative and responsibility for your projects
  •  Professional fluency in English and be globally mobile

 *if Covid-19 restrictions have prevented you from obtaining (additional) international experience, e.g. studying or completing an internship abroad, feel free to still apply and explain what your plans were, how they changed and what relevant experience you have gained instead.


If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, we look forward to seeing your application no later than 6 January 2021 GMT+1.


Be sure to read below about the application process.



Click here to see all our other graduate programmes and learn more about the application process. On this site you can also chat with some of our current graduates Thursdays until 17 December 2020 and on 4, 5 and 6 January 2021.


For questions about the Global Business Programme, please contact our current graduates Julia Angelo Da Silva Paterson, +45 3075 3664, or Alice Burckhardt, +45 3075 3645.


Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before you click the “apply now” button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest transcript and motivational letter.

In the motivational letter, we would like to learn more about your motivation: why do you want to join the pharmaceutical industry, Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme; about your expectations: what are your expectations to the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations and lastly we want to learn more about your fit: which personal and professional competences make you a great fit for the graduate programme.

Lastly, you will be asked to record a 1-minute video sharing how you will ensure that you will get the most out of and succeed in the Global Business Graduate Programme.


Please note that the application and video should be in English.

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World leader in diabetes care with a growing business in other treatment areas like haemophilia. More than 42,300 employees in 75 countries

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  • Intern programme: Yes

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