Join the Business IT graduate programme
Do you have a passion for using technology to enable business processes? Apply for our Business IT Graduate Programme now! The Business IT Graduate Programme, based out of our company headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a 2-year journey of four rotations. This is a great opportunity to join a successful and ambitious international company and kick-start an exciting life-changing career. To join, you must hold a master's degree in a relevant field, for example within information systems, information management or business administration. If this programme appeals to you, continue reading, meet current graduates at the blog and follow us on Facebook.
About the programme
The Business IT Graduate Programme will offer you a unique chance to gain broad knowledge of how technology is used to enable business processes and operations in a large organisation, while working with an international community of professionals to fight diabetes.
Furthermore, you will gain invaluable skills and experience in several core IT fields, including project management, system management, infrastructure management, governance, strategy and sourcing. You will learn to take ownership of projects while building a strong network with international colleagues. By building upon your talent we aim to create a challenging and engaging workplace with global career opportunities.
The Graduate Programme is a great springboard for launching a life-changing career. It offers you an opportunity to use your recently-acquired master's degree – includes finalising in 2015 - to make a difference to patients and begin your career in a highly motivated environment at Novo Nordisk.
What you will be doing
The Business IT Graduate Programme is a 2-year journey consisting of four 6-month rotations based in our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three of the programme rotations will take place in Denmark, while one rotation will take place in one of our global affiliates.
Throughout the programme you will be working closely with your programme manager to plan your rotations and enhance your professional and personal development as much as possible. A senior member of the IT Management team will be assigned as your mentor in order to further strengthen your development.
The flow and content of your four job rotations are shaped individually to fit both your skills and development opportunities and at the same time to meet our business needs and focus areas. A rotation flow could look like this:
IT Governance: Introduction to the overall IT governance and IT strategies in Novo Nordisk, you will be assigned to projects and tasks related to IT project methodology, IT strategies and IT governance.
IT Assurance and Group Internal Audit: Understand the importance of IT compliance and practice to conduct an IT audit in the Novo Nordisk organisation e.g. in Product Supply.
Abroad rotation in a global affiliate: Working in one of our global affiliate offices such as Princeton, Zürich, Tokyo or Bangalore, you will become acquainted with the local IT organisation and see the IT organisation from an affiliate perspective doing tasks and projects on both local and global level.
Business IT area: You will be involved in projects and system maintenance within one of our four Business areas e.g. “R&D IT” where you will participate in projects with specific focus on how IT support the business processes within Research and Development; tasks could include managing projects, system management, vendor management and maintenance of large, global IT systems and platforms.
These four rotations are only one out of many possibilities. The rotations will be designed to meet business objectives and learning objectives for the Business IT Graduates. Throughout the rotations the graduates will have mentors and managers who will closely work with them, guiding and developing them.
After successfully completing the programme you may embark on a career at Novo Nordisk in a permanent position; As project manager within business consulting, in a specialist unit or in a role taking steps towards your first leadership position. While you could be based in Denmark, your broad network and international experience from the programme will enable global career opportunities.
Your development opportunities
As a Business IT graduate you will gain experience by working in a broad range of areas including:
- IT auditing
- Project management
- IT governance and strategies
- Sourcing and vendor management
- System and application management
- Technology and infrastructure management
- Innovation and business process optimisation
Furthermore, the programme will provide unique insights into global operations and exposure to key stakeholders and leaders in Novo Nordisk - two influential factors in shaping your future career path. The rotations will be challenging and you will be given a high level of responsibility, which will help develop key working skills, enabling you to excel professionally.
Working with the global IT organisation
With more than 750 employees in the global IT organisation we aim to support Novo Nordisk’s business competitiveness with the best in IT services, helping the organization achieve the most efficient and effective solutions IT has to offer.
Visit the Corporate IT career site and get a feeling of how it is to work within the IT organisation.
The global IT organisation is an integrated part of Novo Nordisk and we are closely engaged in all business areas. We are continuously implementing new technologies and solutions as well as improving business processes in order to support the growth of Novo Nordisk. In addition we are responsible for managing and maintaining the portfolio of large global IT systems and managing the infrastructure that provides access to the essential IT tools for more than 40,000 users.
We are keen to contribute to Novo Nordisk’s triple-bottom line philosophy by making a significant difference to patients and society through our passion for IT and innovative technologies, while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective. Join us and you will make a difference too!
Have you got what it takes?
To join the Business IT Graduate Programme you must hold a master's degree in a relevant field, for example within information systems, information management or business administration and have a genuine, proven interest in information technologies. You have an outstanding academic record and strong international exposure. You have no more than 1 year of work experience and you are excellent at speaking and writing English.
We are looking for people with the ability to bridge technology with business needs. An international mind-set and a passion for learning are essential. You are performance-oriented, outgoing and willing to learn from others. You should be able to work as part of a team, but also be able to work independently and be prepared to take ownership of your projects and assignments.
Joining Novo Nordisk appeals to you, not just because we respect and value our employees, but also because of what we do: we make a difference to people living with chronic conditions around the world.
Why not also take a look at the hundreds of current job vacancies at Novo Nordisk, sign up to our job agent or follow us on LinkedIn. You never know, one of the 5,000+ life-changing jobs we offer each year may be your perfect career match.
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