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Kick-start your career as a trainee at SEB!

Sign up to learn more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme

Are you at university, about to graduate, or in the beginning of your career in finance, economics, IT, statistics, mathematics or management? Are you looking for a qualified job where you can develop and grow in your role from day one? If you are, then sign up to learn more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme!

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Joining SEB’s International Trainee Programme means taking on a position in one of the bank’s prioritised areas as part of an exciting and varied programme with an international focus. During the programme you will learn about SEB’s business challenges, generate new insights, and dramatically expand your knowledge about the financial industry and working across a complex international organisation.

We are looking for those who are ready to take on a challenge and are motivated to really make a difference.

Sign up to learn more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme!

The next application period opens in November 2021, with a programme start in September 2022. Welcome to sign up below if you are interested in becoming a trainee at SEB and get application tips as well as being reminded when the application starts and get other news before the application period.

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Inspiration from former trainees

Michaela Jernbeck, former trainee and now Head of Risk & Valuation Services at SEB, tells more about the trainee program. Apply by TNG today!“Think about what is important for yourself
and find an employer that reflects this”

Michaela’s story

This is SEB’s International Trainee Programme

SEB’s International Trainee Programme runs for nine months and consists of two cornerstones on which you will spend a similar amount of time:

On-the-job practice

From day one you belong to a home team where you will get support and inspiration to grow and perform in your job assignment. Together with your manager you will plan rotations and gigs with other units and departments to get a broad understanding of how to work in a big international organisation.

You also have the opportunity to plan for an international internship to another SEB office after graduating from the Programme.

Please note: Due to ongoing pandemic the amount of travel and exchanges might be affected. The Trainee programme will follow the bank’s travel policy and restrictions regarding Covid- 19.

Training and collaboration

Cross-collaboration is another key competence to develop during the Programme. During your trainee period you will practice a lot of collaboration, both with your fellow trainees and other colleagues in the bank. You will have self-driven cross-collaborative activities and real business challenges to solve with other trainees and participants from the Tech Programme.

You will also participate in learning activities that include trainings in self-leadership, communication, negotiation skills and other future competences. In addition, you will learn and influence our way of working, as well as our culture and values.

In general, taking responsibility and positively influencing others are important qualities for us, so you will be given the opportunity to self-drive many programme activities to customize your learning experience.  All to provide you with insights, experience, and networking opportunities to boost your development and career in SEB.

Next start of the programme

The next programme starts in September 2021, but the application period is closed since January. The next application period opens in November 2021, with a programme start in September 2022.

When you apply to any of the available positions, you will go through TNG’s unbiased recruitment process (scroll down to read more about the process). In each job post you will find an in-depth description about the specific position. Please read through all job posts to decide which area within SEB you find the most interesting!

To apply you need an academic degree in Finance, Economics, IT, Engineering, Behavioral Science or equivalent, and maybe some work experience. English is our corporate language, and we use it in all communications and group activities.

SEB - for your ambitions

Working at SEB means being part of a positive force in society through what we do and what we help others to achieve with innovative solutions. We are proud of our strong heritage of entrepreneurship and long-term customer relationships built on trust and dedication.

The trainee programme gives you the unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of SEB and build an extensive network. We have approximately 15 trainee positions across Sweden and at a few international sites. Exchanges with different units in and outside the home country are a natural part of the programme. In connection to the programme, you will also have an opportunity to work at another SEB office abroad.

As an employer we are convinced that diversity and inclusion are crucial to succeed, so as long as you have the right attitude you are welcome to our team. We will always be genuinely committed to those who strive to be more because we believe so strongly in you and what you can achieve. If you have the ambition, SEB will support you in growing your potential. Welcome to SEB!

An unbiased recruitment by TNG – this is how you apply!

  1. Send in your application
    The application period is open between November and January. Apply for the positions that best suit your ambitions and profile via each job ad on TNG’s website. You can apply quickly and simply using your mobile phone or computer to provide your e-mail address and include a CV or LinkedIn profile. You don’t need to write a personal letter or send a photo, since your application is anonymous. You can submit certificates and references later. Simple and easy!
  2. Your profile is anonymous
    Your name is withheld from the recruiter after you’ve sent in your application – in order to focus on your capabilities in the selection process. We will confirm via e-mail that we have received your application and invite you to take TNG’s unbiased tests.

    Important note!
    Why is TNG removing your name in the first selection? . Please note that the text is in Swedish, just click “Translate” at the top of the page for a Google translation.
  3. Take unbiased tests
    It’s now time to take the digital screening tests that you’ve been invited to by e-mail. The tests measure personality, numerical, verbal, and logical abilities. Together they take about one hour, but you can also take one at a time when it suits you. You can choose to get feedback straight after you’ve completed each test. Complete the tests as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after you submitted your application. Pease note that your application is not complete without the tests.Important note!Make sure that you have received two e-mails from TNG within a couple of minutes after submitting your application, don’t forget to check your junk mail.
  4. First selection – CV and tests
    TNG make an unbiased selection of all the tested candidates based on their test results and CV. This is where we make sure that you have the basic qualifications and practical skills necessary for a trainee at SEB. It’s a structured and unbiased selection where all applicants are assessed by the same criteria. Factors such as name, age, gender and school are not relevant – the most important thing is your ability and potential, something we see from, among other things, the test results.
  5. In-Depth tests
    All applicants who have passed the first selection will take a few psychometric tests. We test your professional motivation and you get a chance to highlight your ambitions, drives and motivators. The tests are often appreciated by our applicants and form a good basis for your future career regardless of profession. Your test result will be matched against SEB’s requirements, and you will be invited to a skills-based interview with TNG if your profile is a fit.
  6. Interview with TNG
    This will give you the chance to highlight your ambitions, interest in SEB, and your suitability as a trainee in a bank. We will, of course, tell you more about what SEB can offer, answer your questions about the job and go through the details of the following selection steps.
  7. SEB-day
    All the applicants that have passed the interviews are invited to a digital inspiration and information session about SEB.You will get to know SEB better, and receive more information about the trainee programme. A really good opportunity to get an idea of your future workplace!
  8. Case
    The 15th and 16th February it is time to meet with SEB for the first time and visit the Swedish headquarters in Solna! About a week in advance, you will be given a case study by TNG to prepare from home and know which day you are invited to the office. Once in place, you present your results to representatives from SEB and TNG. Also, you will be given another case study to solve along with other candidates. These assignments give insight into matters that are important to SEB, and for you it will be a rewarding professional challenge to get to know your future workplace better. These two case studies will help determine which applicants move forward.NOTE! Of course, we take careful measures to carry out all cases safely during the ongoing pandemic. Therefore, the format of the case days may be adjusted. Exactly what applies at the time is informed to all concerned applicants.
  9. Interview with your future manager
    For those who pass the case studies stage, it’s then time for a personal interview with your future manager at SEB. You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the team, the department, and your future tasks.
  10. Background check
    Not far to go now! During the last step, we check your personal information and background. You will have to provide a record from the police, and we will check your certificates, testimonials, and references. It’s then up to SEB to decide who gets offered a job as a trainee.
  11. Job offer
    We hope you’ll say yes, at which point you will take a big step in your career by joining SEB as a trainee in September 2021!