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Use your master’s degree and make a difference
Do you hold a recent master’s degree, and do you want a successful career in one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies? If yes, the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme is what you are looking for. We offer around 60 graduates job opportunities a year. Join the fight against diabetes and make a difference for millions of people.

Kick-start your global career
The Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme is a 2 year global career journey, which will take you through a minimum of three job rotations, with at least one based in our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and one in a selected global affiliate. During this time you will explore the company and learn the Novo Nordisk way. You will gather international experience, be exposed to various projects and start building a strong network of professional and dedicated colleagues.

Upon completion of the programme, our graduates are hired in positions ranging from executive assistants to internal consultants, specialists and international project managers.


Novo Nordisk – a successful company
Novo Nordisk is the world leader in diabetes care, with 90 years of experience. Headquartered in Denmark, we employ more than 40,000 employees in 75 countries, and market our products in 180 countries. We are an ambitious international company and have experienced significant growth in recent years.

Our employees
We have been continuously ranked among the best companies to work for, both in Denmark and around the world. When working in Novo Nordisk, you get the feeling of a special company culture. This culture has developed since the 1920s – it is our heritage, built on the work of past and present Novo Nordisk employees. Our values, work ethics and respect for society and the environment attracts employees who are passionate about what they do and the difference they can make in the world.

Your personal and professional development is in focus
As a graduate in Novo Nordisk you will receive special attention from your programme manager, who will help you plan your rotations and guide you on your future career path. You will be offered the chance to develop your personal and professional competencies while at the same time you will help Novo Nordisk make a difference to people living with diabetes.

Find out how to apply for a place on one of our graduate programmes and take the first step towards a life-changing career.

Diabetes is now a disease that affects more than 382 million people worldwide - according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). By 2030 the number is expected to grow to 592 million people. Join us and help to fight diabetes by offering high quality products.

Facts about diabetes

Annual Financial Results 2013*

Return On Invested Capital: 97.2%

Growth in operation profit: 6.9%

Gross margin: 83.1%

Cash-to-earning (three-year average): 93,9%

Free cash flow: DKK 22.4 billion

*for further information take a look at  Novo Nordisk's Annual Report





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