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Depending on the business area in which you are employed, this part of the programme runs for 1–2 years. The business track focuses on familiarising yourself with your profession and the value chain.

Learn more about our business tracks in Group Functions, Retail Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking.

Group Functions Retail Banking Wealth Management Wholesale Banking Group Functions

Welcome with your application to Group Functions business track

This is what you gain as a graduate 

As a graduate in Group Functions you will work dedicated within a specific unit and specialise within that particular field of work.

As an integral part of the Graduate programme you will be assigned to current, relevant real-life projects, in order to grow your competencies and business knowledge. As your competencies grow, you will steadily gain further responsibility of own areas of work.

As a graduate in Group Functions you will be able to build a broad network, enabling you to pursue a future career within many areas of Nordea.

This is Group Functions 

Group Functions consist of six main areas:

  1. Group Corporate Centre:
    Providing common infrastructure, processes and services.

  2. Group Risk Management:
    Responsible for risk models, credit policies, credit processes and tools.

  3. Group Human Resources:
    Supporting our people in delivering great customer experiences.

  4. Group Marketing & Communications:
    Responsible for internal and external communication including media relations and brand management.

  5. Group Internal Audit:
    Responsible for performing the operational audit. 

  6. Group Finance & Business Control:
    Providing financial performance management, which includes financial reporting, control, analysis and planning across Nordea.
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”This privileged position has unlocked the doors for many experiences from interesting job rotations to professional mentoring. For me, the programme has been the best possible on-boarding to work life.”
Anni, graduate in Group HR, Finland
Retail Banking

Welcome with your application to Retail Banking business track

This is what you gain as a graduate 

The Nordea Graduate programme focuses on developing your personal and professional competencies.

As a graduate in Retail Banking you will get to know the Retail Banking business as you rotate in different tasks or projects during the year.

You will contribute in creating great customer experiences either in straight customer contact or by working in the value chain.

Typically you will develop your skills in order to work in the future as a branch manager or as a specialist within the staff functions.

This is Retail Banking 

Retail Banking consists of retail banking business in the Nordic region and the Baltic countries. Approximately 10 million customers are served from a total of 700 branch locations and contact centres as well as through the online banking channels.

Nordea offers a wide-ranged multi-channel relationship set-up with easy access to self-service and competent advice. It is the customer who chooses where, how and when to interact with Nordea.

Retail Banking builds on a strong commitment to relationship banking.

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”The tasks themselves at various value chain visits are very rewarding, but the support you get from co-workers, mentor and management is priceless.”
Matilda, graduate in Region Northern Stockholm
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”Looking back each task assigned to me has been an important part of my personal development – development happens only by going out of your comfort zone.”
Kaius, graduate in Corporate Sales Finland
Wealth Management

Welcome with your application to Wealth Management business track

This is what you gain as a graduate 

As a graduate in Wealth Management you will hold a permanent position in one of our five business units. You will be part of a dynamic organisation which gives you a unique opportunity to develop both personally and in a future professional role.

Besides the daily work you will take active part in the Nordea Graduate programme by following the programme seminars as well as the business track activities.

The Wealth Management business track activities take place in the second year. The activities are designed as a programme focusing on giving you a thorough understanding of the different business areas within Wealth Management.

This is Wealth Management 

Wealth Management is one of five business areas in Nordea and we are organized in five sub-units:

  1. Private Banking

  2. Strategy Support & Control 

  3. Savings & Wealth Offerings

  4. Asset Management

  5. Life & Pension

We are proud to say that we are the leading Nordic Private Bank, Asset manager and Life & pensions player as well as the largest Nordic Private bank in Luxembourg and Switzerland. 

We are 3,600 employees within Wealth Management, and our responsibility is to develop, manage and deliver savings products and services to all Nordea customers.

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”The programme gave me a good insight into Wealth Management and the wide variety of career possibilities within it.”
Elina, graduate at Savings & Wealth Offerings, Finland
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”As a graduate, I met a lot of colleagues and created wide networks across Nordea.”
Isak, graduate at Strategy Support & Control, Norway
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”The programme offered a fast track to Nordea and the financial world and it has meant a lot for my own development.”
Filippa, graduate at Asset Management, Sweden
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”The programme was a great way to start my career. I got the opportunity to meet interesting people while learning about the business.”
Johan, graduate at Asset Management, Denmark
Wholesale Banking

Welcome with your application to Wholesale Banking business track

This is what you gain as a graduate 

From day one you will be offered a position in a “home unit” where you will get a specific responsibility related to a range of customers and products.

Besides the Nordea Graduate programme seminars you will be invited to business track seminars where you are introduced to the whole value chain in Wholesale Banking.

Your individual needs and interest will be discussed to make the development plan for you. This might involve a rotation to other relevant positions for shorter period of time during the year.

This is Wholesale Banking 

Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to large Nordic and international corporate and institutional customers.

The offering includes a diverse range of financing, cash management and payment services, investment banking, capital markets products and securities services.

We combine local expertise with global strength to provide you with a complete portfolio of financial services and solutions. We have one of the strongest, most diversified product range in the Nordics and offer outstanding liquidity in local currencies. But more significantly, we offer customers access to an unequalled team of experts, in all facets of capital markets, dedicated to serving our customers in the best possible manner.

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”The programme gave me the opportunity to try out different positions in Markets. This broadened my network and helped me in clarifying my strengths and preferred field of interest.”
Anna, graduate in Nordea Markets
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”The one year programme at Sales & Research gave me an unique exposure to Financial Markets and banking, which is a very good base for my future career at Nordea. To apply the theoretical knowledge from university was especially rewarding."
Carlo, graduate in Sales & Research