Start a rewarding career as a graduate
Nordea Graduate Programme has been running since year 2000 and with more than 700 participants and over 80% retention rate of former graduates, we offer you a rewarding fast track to kick-start your career within the largest financial services group in Northern Europe.
Here you find information about the programme, needed qualifications and how to apply. You also meet former graduate, Jon who shares his career path after the programme.
This is the programme
Nordea Graduate Programme is a talent programme that is designed to create extra value for both you and Nordea. We offer you a fast track to get to know Nordea’s culture and organisation in a programme that consists of two major parts:
A general part with focus on business knowledge and personal development.
The general part of the programme consists of four international seminars where you meet fellow graduates from different countries and different parts of Nordea. During this part of the programme, you also interview and select a mentor that follows you during a year. As a graduate, you get the best possible opportunity to create networks and unfold your personal potential while learning about the fundamentals and the business in Nordea.
The international seminars take place in the Nordic capital areas and they include presentations, workshops, business cases and training sessions, as well as informal networking activities.
A business track programme with focus on professional development.
This part of the programme runs for 1-2 years, depending on the length of the business track activities. It is a tailor-made possibility to learn more about the responsibilities and elements related to the position that you are employed in. Visit Wealth Management Graduate Programme page to see one example of a business track and how you apply for this particular track.
What are the requirements to apply for a graduate position?
A Master’s degree, a maximum of one year’s post-academic working experience and good English skills are the requirements for a graduate. Other needed language skills depend on the position, but good skills in one of the Nordic languages is a requirement in most of the graduate positions
You need the right attitude – you need to believe in making it possible! We expect you to be self-confident and self-driven as well as having the mind-set to constantly improve your competence. In some of the positions we appreciate a long record of academic achievements, whereas in others we emphasise your ability to engage in relationships. Specific recruitment criteria are defined in each job ad.
When and how do I apply for a graduate position?
Recruitment for the 2013 programme is on-going during the first quarter of 2013 as job ads are continuously posted on the job pages but you can also start a subscription for upcoming Graduate positions to make sure that you get an e-mail as soon as a position is posted.
Most graduate positions are for a particular location (country and/or organisational area) but for some positions we recruit the best candidate to be located in any of the four Nordic capitals. Each job ad contains detailed information about the position, its location and application date. Just follow the application link in the ad and please note that you, if you apply for more than one position, need to send separate applications for each position.
Your application will be processed by the business area in question and you find relevant contact information in each job ad. Our experience is that we will get many applications and therefore it may take some time before you hear from us.