Digital Business Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career in the space between IT and business? Join the Digital Business Graduate Programme!


The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of key people driving change through digital solutions that make a real difference, for real people.


About the Digital Business Graduate Programme
When you join the Digital Business Programme in Novo Nordisk, you’ll be part of the Digital, Data & IT area of our organisation, where we enable and drive digital, data & IT solutions together with the entire Novo Nordisk value chain. That means that you’ll be able to have a direct impact on the strategic direction of Novo Nordisk and how technology can change lives for our patients and the way we work.


You'll dive in from day one, bringing your fresh mindset and innovative ideas to a team of passionate and excited colleagues. This graduate programme is your chance to experiment with your skills, passion and motivation and define the next step in your career. You will work with talented colleagues and mentors who will be involved in your personal and professional development.


During your rotations, you will join different parts of Digital, Data & IT to understand how these support our business and, in the end, help millions of patients worldwide. We are the playground where your innovative ideas will thrive and where opportunities for development are just around the corner. Agile teams, R&D labs, business innovation garage and IT infrastructure - we've got it all! Furthermore, you will work with senior managers and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people at Novo Nordisk.


The position

 During the 2-year programme, you will undertake challenging and exciting rotations: You will start your journey with a rotation in Denmark, allowing you to get to know our business and develop your digital mindset even further. The second rotation will be outside of Denmark, where you will get the opportunity to take a deep dive into one of our business areas before returning to Denmark again for your third and final rotation. You will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn skills relevant to the rotation. You will work independently and drive your own responsibilities as well as in collaboration with team members on shared projects.


About Novo Nordisk

 Novo Nordisk is one of the top 10 largest pharma companies by market value, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. 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 50,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.



To apply for the Digital Business Graduate Programme, you must have:


  • A relevant master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 within strategy, management, international business, IT, digitalisation, or innovation.
  • International experience either from studies abroad, internships or volunteering. 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.
  • Relevant work or study experience from internships, student jobs, or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • Courage to experiment and make decisions, a can-do attitude and an appetite for learning
  • Willingness to be part of an international and diverse team culture
  • Global mobility 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 21 December 2022 GMT+1. Click here to apply.



 For questions about the Graduate Programme, please use the chat functionality at the graduate website. The chat is open every Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm GMT+1 and the last three days leading up to the application deadline 21 December 2022.


Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest transcript and motivational letter in English. We estimate that you will spend around 30 minutes on the application page (after having prepared your attachments). 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.

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 makes you a great fit with the graduate programme.


More information about the Graduate Programme

If you want a general introduction to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme including all 15 tracks then click here. For specific information about the Digital Business graduate programme click here.




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.