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International Trainee Programme

Do you want to challenge, change, and lead our company into the future? Then you should apply for SEB's international Trainee programme.

The world faces common challenges, and we want to be part of the solution. That is why we place a strong emphasis on sustainability and digitalization as we shape the future of SEB. These focus areas permeate both our long-term strategy and all roles in our international Trainee programme. Therefore, you will become a crucial key player in shaping the future of the bank.

Kick-start your career

Listen to Anton Halses, Business Advisor in SEB's Tech division and one of the previous participants in SEB's International Trainee Programme, to learn more about what the programme is like and how it can kick-start your career.

SEB is a large international company with more than 15,500 employees around the world. The programme is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to working in a large and complex international organization. The programme accommodates approximately 20 participants. The majority of these are based in Sweden, but we also have some positions at our international sites. 

The programme starts in September and lasts for nine months. Right from the beginning, you will be employed in a specific role. During the Trainee programme, practical work is combined with training to provide you with the best possible conditions for development and an exciting career within SEB. 

SEB's international Trainee programme is an excellent way to kickstart your career. During your trainee year, we will prepare you and provide you with the best tools to help you develop and take on challenges to drive change. The programme is divided into different parts, including work in your home department, participating in a business challenge, self-driven activities, as well as learning and networking activities. Working in the home department and self-driven activities, such as rotations, make up for the majority of the programme. Networking and learning activities constitute about one-third. 

Throughout the programme, you will make site visits to the countries where we have participants in the SEB International Trainee Programme. You will also have the opportunity to do an internship abroad at another SEB office for up to four weeks after completing the Trainee programme.

Education and Collaboration 

You will participate in educational activities, such as courses in areas like self-leadership and communication. Collaborating cross-functionally is seen as a vital key competence at SEB, and you will practice and develop this skill during the programme. You will have the opportunity to get to take ownership and drive collaboration activities, as well as participate in real business challenges and find solutions together with others.

This is who we are looking for

We are looking for individuals who want to challenge and lead SEB into the future! To find new solutions, we need employees who challenge us and our way of thinking. Do you want to be part of this journey of change with us?

General Requirements 

You have completed an academic degree in a relevant field when you start the programme, and it has not been more than three years since you graduated. Previous work experience and involvement during your studies are advantageous. It is also beneficial if you have studied or worked abroad. You can communicate fluently in English, both spoken and written. 

You have good social skills with a strong interest in building relationships. You can lead others to achieve team results, learn quickly, and are solution-oriented. You also have strong analytical skills and are proficient in problem-solving. A willingness to challenge and drive change is highly valued. 

In our recruitment, SEB behaviors are something we consider when choosing whom to hire. These behaviors include creating value, acting long-term, and building positive relationships.

Our recruitment process

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.

1. Let us get to know you 

Now it's time for SEB to get to know you. As part of your application, you will be invited to take psychometric tests, and if your profile matches with what we are looking for, the next step is competency-based interviews with our recruitment partner TNG.

2. Meet us at SEB

We invite a selection of our candidates to an inspiration day at SEB, where you will meet former trainees and various representatives from SEB, as well as learn more about the Trainee programme.

3. Next steps

After the SEB day, there will be further interviews where the final candidates will meet hiring managers and complete a case. If you are the right fit for the role, you will receive a concrete job offer in the next step.

4. Welcome to SEB! 

The Trainee programme starts in early September with an introduction in your home department, followed by a kick-off and various activities and training sessions together with the other participants in the programme. 

We are certified!

Our trainee programme is certified by Traineeguiden, which means that we fulfil their conditions in the best way. We have also been voted the most attractive Trainee Programme in Sweden among Business students.

SEB has been voted the most attractive Trainee Programme in Sweden among Business students.

For Sweden: The application for the 2024 Trainee Programme is closed. The application for the 2025 programme opens in November 2024. SEB's Trainee Programme starts in September 2025.

For other countries: Dates may vary for other countries.

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