Global Finance Graduate: Kick-start and accelerate your international career!

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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Are you passionate about finance and do you get energy from bringing your finance and business skills into play to make a difference to patients and society? Then look no further, join the Global Finance Graduate Programme at a leading pharmaceutical company!


The Global Finance Graduate Programme is designed to develop the next generation of finance leaders, who will play an instrumental role in ensuring that we achieve our vision of being the best finance organisation in the global pharmaceutical industry – ultimately delivering on our purpose of driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. Being part of the programme will hence give you the opportunity to make a difference to the millions of patients who rely on our products.


About the Global Finance Graduate Programme

The full-time position as a Global Finance Graduate provides you with the opportunity to experience 4 exciting jobs in just 2 years. You will work in various finance functions across our global value chain from R&D to sales - ensuring a strong financial toolbox, including knowledge of digital tools, and a holistic understanding of Novo Nordisk and the pharmaceutical industry.


Throughout the programme you will gain hands-on experience with transforming data into business insights, 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 finance leaders 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 1 and an extensive, custom-built training programme
  • International experience by working abroad for 6 months in one of our many affiliates or regional offices (e.g. USA, Colombia, Malaysia, a European capital or one of many other options)
  • A unique graduate community spanning across programmes filled with social activities and inspiring colleagues to spare with and learn from.


The position

During the programme you will undertake 3 rotations at the global headquarters in Denmark and 1 rotation abroad shaped to suit your development needs and to ensure you will be involved in a variety of tasks. Every Global Finance Graduate journey is unique, but below is an example of how your journey as a Global Finance Graduate could look like:


  • Rotation 2 – Novo Nordisk Management Consulting, HQ
    Building on the project management toolbox, working with projects across the value chain and learning from colleagues with top-tier consulting backgrounds.
  • Rotation 3 – Novo Nordisk, Inc., US
    Forecasting sales and analysing the market dynamics in our biggest market.
  • Rotation 4 – Strategic Finance, HQ
    Supporting senior management with key strategic projects and financial modelling in connection with our business development activities.


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 thrive and succeed as a Global Finance Graduate, we expect you to have:

  • A master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 in a relevant subject, for example finance, economics, business administration, accounting or management accounting with strong academic achievements
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities
  • International experience from e.g. working, studying or volunteering abroad. 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.
  • A global mind-set with an ability to adapt quickly to change and to relocate internationally as part of the programme
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Availability to start 1 September 2023


If you 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.


Are you not sure if your profile is a 100% fit? You should still consider to apply!

Some people do not apply for a position unless they feel absolutely sure that they meet all qualifications. You must have a recent masters' degree and an international mindset, but other than that, you should consider to apply and present what your unique personality and experience can bring to change the lives of millions. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. Go!



For questions about the Global Finance Graduate Programme, please contact our Programme Manager Nadia Vincents Nielsen, +45 3079 2215 or 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 Global Finance 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.