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Danske Bank doubles the number of graduates

Danske Bank starts recruiting candidates for the 2019 Danske Graduate programme. Danske Bank expects to be hiring about 40 graduates, which is nearly twice as much as in 2018.

“We need to have the right competencies in the bank,” says Ole Bech-Petersen, Group HR.  “Not only now, but also in five years’ time. This being the case, we have decided to increase the number of graduates to ensure that we have the right talents in place for the future.”

Half the number of the coming graduates will embark on their careers at Danske Bank in Denmark, while the other half will embark on the Danske Graduate programme in Finland, Norway, Sweden or Lithuania. Common to all graduates is that they will rotate between different countries.

Danske Bank’s graduate programme underpins our strategy to be a Nordic bank. And so we also consider it important that our graduates, as an integral part of the programme, are given the opportunity to work in several of our markets.

Ole Bech-Petersen

Group HR, Danske Bank

Career development in an international environment
The graduate programme has three tracks: “Advisory”, “Business Innovation” and “Finance & Economics”. The coming graduates will typically start work on 1 September 2019 after having completed their education.

Danske Bank offers an intensive programme, which will speed up the graduates’ career development in an international environment. It is also Danske Bank’s experience that graduates have a lot to offer and contribute to influencing the development of Danske Bank together with their more experienced colleagues.

“They contribute a lot of energy, have the latest knowledge and look at the business with fresh eyes. Like other new employees, our graduates help create dynamics in the organisation,” says Ole Bech-Petersen.

In addition to graduates for its graduate programme, Danske Bank also hires graduates for a number of other jobs such as first-year analyst at Corporates & Institutions, which covers the largest customers of Danske Bank.

“We look for different profiles. However, some of what we consider most important is that you, in addition to being professionally competent, thrive on change, have good cooperative skills and really understand the importance of customer focus regardless of what your job at the bank is,” ends Ole Bech-Petersen.

A day in the life of a Danske Graduate 


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