International Trainee Programme

We are looking for people who want to disrupt and help us with our challenges. There are many new players in the field of banking and we need to be quick on our feet and challenge ourselves daily as we are on a fast and exciting digital journey.

Who we are looking for

To enjoy working at SEB you are passionate, humble, with a potential and desire to become a future leader. Our vision is to deliver world class service and therefore we need committed customer driven people that collaborate and strive for simplicity.

General requirements

You have an academic degree in Finance, Economics, IT, Engineering, Behavioral Science or equivalent and maybe some work experience. You are also fluent in written and spoken English. You have experience acquired through leading projects. Extra-curricular work within e.g. customer service or other service areas and studying/working abroad it's qualifying. You have an EU citizenship.

Personal characteristics

You have a strong focus on building relationships and network. You have an ability to lead others to achieve team performance. You are business- and solution oriented with strong analytical & problem solving skills and a quick learner.

About the programme

The trainee programme starts in September and runs for a year and gives you a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of SEB and build an extensive network. We have approximately 22 positions placed in Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Germany.

  • The programme has three parts, common courses, individual development and on-the-job training. The common courses are divided into blocks throughout the year. Some of the courses included in the programme are: introduction to SEB, communication & negotiation skills and Personal development & self-awareness
  • All our trainees belong to a home unit during the trainee year. Together with an assigned tutor you will design a tailored education programme that will include everything from product development to field trips and practical work at units in both the home division and other SEB divisions
  • Exchanges with other units in and outside the home country will be a natural part of the programme. All trainees will spend one month abroad, where depends on the home division's business and location

Our recruitment process

  1. Get to know SEB

    SEB is a large global company with many career paths to consider. Think about why you are interested in our trainee programme and how you could contribute to our future success. Try to get to know us in order to decide if SEB is the place for you.
  2. Let us get to know you

    Now it’s time for us to get to know you. Send us your application no later than January 29. You can apply to a maximum of 3 trainee positions. You will be invited to a telephone screening if your profile matches what we are looking for.
  3. Assessment

    We will invite a selection of candidates to the SEB Day. During the day there will be interviews, assessment tests and case-solving as part of our recruitment process. You also have the opportunity to meet former trainees and representatives from SEB.
  4. Interviews and final offer

    The final candidates will be invited to additional interviews after the SEB Day where they will meet hiring managers and HR representatives. A job offer comes shortly after this, if you turn out to be the right person for the position.
  5. Welcome to SEB!

    The trainee programme starts in the beginning of September with an introduction at your home department followed by a common training week with the other trainees.