Nordea Graduate Programme

No matter whether you seek a career in markets, IT, business or compliance, you can find opportunities at Nordea. We can always offer exciting new career paths, as we follow the latest trends of the dynamic, digital world of banking.

If you're looking for something much more than the run-of-the-mill graduate programme, you've come to the right place. We enable you to develop both personally and professionally. You'll get the freedom to take ownership right from the start. In turn, we give you space to explore various areas of Nordea and, above all, to follow your passions.


Are we a match?

We're looking for young talents with a collaborative and growth mindset. A few check points to keep in mind before applying:

  • Your Master’s degree has been completed before joining
  • You have excellent English skills
  • You have less than two years of post-academic work experience


We are now hiring graduates! Check out our open positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can also create an alert and be the first to know about graduate opportunities at Nordea. 

Apply here
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What can you expect

The programme is for 2 years, where you’ll have rotations during that time with clear learning objectives to support your growth. 
An essential position with challenging assignments  
You’ll enter a focused track within a specific business area to boost your career
Boot camps and knowledge sharing webinars
Support on your personal and professional development including mentoring, coaching and feedback. 
A memorable and enjoyable way to start your career with us


Contribute, grow and enjoy

Working with us is a two-way street. The way we see it, whatever your role may be or become, ours remains the same - to always make sure we focus on your growth and enjoyment while working with us. We always make sure there is time for celebration to recognise your accomplishments and fuel
your spirit. 

Come grow your career with us!

Accelerate your career with Nordea Graduate Programme


Career paths in Nordea

There are many ways to kickstart your career as a graduate in Nordea and to continue your journey with us after you have completed the programme.   


You’ll be empowered from day one

We believe that we are fundamentally better together, and we believe in empowering all of our employees with challenging tasks. As a Graduate, your voice is heard and challenging the status quo is encouraged. When it comes to your tasks, you'll take a deep dive into important value adding projects and assignments from day one. 

You are the new bright minds, you bring fresh perspectives and we value your contribution.

Check out the inspiring stories from some of our colleagues here If you are curious to know more about what we do, click here  and read more about:

Personal Banking
Business Banking
Large Corporates & Institutions
Asset & Wealth Management

We also offer interesting career opportunities within Group Business Support, Legal, Risk and Compliance and People.


Life in Markets at the biggest Trading Floor in the Nordics

For me working as a graduate at the trading floor in Nordea equals many amazing opportunities. You are exposed to all major financial instruments and incredibly talented and experienced people, who work with these products. In my daily work, I have experienced that people are eager to share their knowledge and know-how to boost your growth. So, if you have an appetite for it, there are no limits to your learning opportunities. The graduate programme has been a great experience, giving me opportunities to network and create ties with like-minded people across the Nordics. 

Sofie Riber Nielsen, Graduate in Corporates & Institutions

Check out our blog from Nordea Markets here 


From Graduate to Leader
in two years

The Graduate programme was a good way to jump start my career. For me the most valuable aspect was that I have had a lot of good managers who have invested their time and effort to help me identify my strengths and weaknesses. It has also helped me grow and get as much out of the programme as possible. I have had the chance to work in many different teams and projects in which I have been able to build a strong internal network within Nordea. This has given me the possibility to get career guidance and feedback from a lot of different people and make well informed career choices.  

Mikael Rahkamo, Head of Business Banking Unit