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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

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.

Building a strong internal network

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

Nordea Markets LC&I Graduate programme

Launch your career – shape your future

Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I) is a leading player within sustainable finance and a leading bank for large corporate and institutional customers in the Nordics.

We can offer a wide range of career opportunities, and give you an ideal opportunity to kick-start your career.

As a graduate you work together with some of the best people in the industry. When stepping on to one of our four trading floors, you'll instantly feel that buzzing, dynamic atmosphere which you quickly will become a part of.

Unique Graduate program

It’s a two-part graduate programme, divided into a general part and a business track. The openings differ from country to country, but whether you are located in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden, the programme will run the same course.

The general part runs for one year, during which time you will attend several international seminars and meet fellow graduates from other countries in the bank. You will have a mentor and you gain a solid overview and a great network, not only within Nordea Markets LC&I but across Nordea.

The business track runs for one to two years where you get to specialise in a chosen business area - with opportunity to rotation. You can pursue a career as sales manager, analyst, trader, researcher, developer or some other position within our business. You will get hands-on experience and responsibility from day one – with full support from colleagues in your team.

As a graduate in Nordea Markets LC&I, you will be hired for a specific position, and since you’ll be on a fast track, the learning curve is steep, not to mention rewarding when you succeed – which we will help you with.

Sounds interesting? Find more information and inspiration in our Markets LC&I blog.

Technology Graduate Programme

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Nordea Technology provides functional services to Nordea’s Business Areas and Group Functions, including software development, infrastructure, application management, IT operations and cyber security services. The Technology track in Nordea Graduate Programme runs for two years and consists of 3 different rotations ideally in different parts of the technology organisation. 

Rotations, the corner stones of the programme, will offer you the  possibility to try out  different roles and tasks in the technology value chain before finally selecting your career path within certain technology capability.  

While working as part of your rotation teams, you will contribute to the business deliveries  and all through the way your learning will be supported by your graduate leader, mentor, rotation teams and daily buddy. As part of the graduate community in the group, you will attend several graduate seminars and events with fellow graduates in other tracks and from other countries.

As a graduate in the Technology Graduate Programme you have a unique opportunity to experience and learn how the various parts in Technology unit work and how our banking services are being developed to enable the best possible customer experience for our clients.